Smile Project

Smile Project

The Smile project aims to reduce the negative effects of loneliness and isolation, support people in making community connections and friendships, and encourage people to get involved in their communities. This programme is for people aged 18+ and is FREE for everyone to access.

Simon's Story

Our fully trained Volunteer Befrienders will contact people weekly to offer a listening ear, information about groups, providing general advice, practical support, support with attending medical appointments, walks in the park, home visits, and will aim to help people access local community groups.

To become a Befriender click here

Read our volunteer’s story here: link

The areas we cover are: Leen Valley, Aspley, Bilborough, Lenton & Wollaton, Basford, Berridge, Sherwood, Radford and Castle, Sherwood, and Bulwell. We might be able to offer telephone Befriending services to other areas too. 

Please note that all our referrals will be added to a waiting list before being allocated to a volunteer.

To refer  yourself or someone you know please fill out this  online form


Contact us

To find out more and register your interest you can either:

Call us on 07985554999, email us at