Powys Befriending Service helps improve the independence of people over 50 by maintaining social networks and helping them to remain in their own homes for as long as they are able.

Befrienders are trained and police checked before visiting people in their own homes or in the community

If you or someone you know may benefit from using this service please use this Referral Form or email lesley.austen@pavo.org.uk

Befrienders provide

  • companionship and support 

  • help to promote personal choice and increase self respect

  • support for existing skills

  • help exploring new opportunities

If you know of someone who may benefit from using this service please use this Referral Form  E-mail: lesley.austen@pavo.org.uk.


If you or someone you know may benefit from using this service please use this Referral Form 


 or email:lesley.austen@pavo.org.uk

COVID-19 Telephone, Online & Postal Letter Befriending

During this pandemic period we have been inundated with volunteers to support telephone, online and letter writing befriending.    
Weekly contact could make the difference to help you overcome loneliness and isolation whilst having a good chat. 

If you need help getting online or would like to improve your digital skills one of our volunteers can help.

If you would like to receive a weekly phone call, a letter in the post or join in an online meeting and are over 50 please call 01597 822191  or email PBS(at)pavo.org.uk 


What have we been doing?


Our current opportunities to get together and connect. 

All of our current events can be viewed in our  events calendars below. Links to the individual events can be found in the different event descriptions.

Calendar of Events July

Calendar of Events August

Hope to see you there ! 

Yarn & Yatter - Thursday 5th August 11.00-12.00

Grab your knitting needles and join us online for our Yarn & Yatter group. Join us and our knitting needles for a chatty, creative hour in our 

Yarn & Yatter / Gwau Wrth Glebran

Register to join here  

Bring Your Own Lunch Club at Home Thursday 12th August 12.30-1.30

Make a sandwich or grab a coffee and join us for our monthly lunch time get together  on 

Thursday 12th August  / Dydd Iau12 Mis Awst

Register to join here

Coffee & Chat - Wednesday 18th August 11.00-12.00

Put the kettle on, put your feet up and join us for a coffee and a chat from the comfort of your own home,Our next virtual coffee morning is 

Wednesday 18th August / Dydd Mercher 18 Awst

Register to join here

Art & Craft with Nat -  Tuesday 24th August 11.00-12.00

Time to flex your crafting muscles for our next Art & Craft with Nat where we'll be making suncatchers. Join us on 

Tuesday 24th August / Dydd Mawrth 24 Awst 

Register to join here

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

Get in touch


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