South & East Leeds Friends (S.E.L.F) is a social support service working with people aged 50+ in South and East of Leeds across all Leeds postcodes* who are experiencing low mood and high levels of social isolation.

*We broadened our service to include all Leeds postcodes due to increased need under the COVID-19 social distancing measures.

In line with social distancing guidelines, our service is currently offering:

  • One-to-one telephone befriending with a like-minded volunteer

About S.E.L.F.

Studies show 15% of older people in Leeds are socially isolated – this is around 37,000 people. The S.E.L.F Befriending service promotes better mental health by providing telephone befriending to reduce social isolation.

Telephone Befriending

Befriending offers a time limited, supervised, one to one telephone relationship between a volunteer and befriendee.

Social Support – Suspended due to Covid-19

Social support offers a 3-month partnership in which the service user is accompanied and supported by a volunteer to attend local social groups and community activities.

Group Work – Suspended due to Covid-19

All service users are welcome to join us at our monthly social groups in South and East Leeds and at our monthly group activities.

For more information please contact Kabeer on  07701 009199 or email [email protected]