Welcome to The Friendship Tree
In an age of ever increasing time pressures and families living further apart, The Friendship Tree is dedicated to providing companionship and household services to the elderly in East Surrey.
It is reported by Age UK that over half a million people in the UK over the age of 75 regularly go an entire week without talking to anyone. Loneliness is one of the greatest concerns of the older generation and it eats away at confidence and the ability to carry on with the necessary tasks of running a home.
The Friendship Tree takes its inspiration from a physical tree in Sochi, Russia. This unique citrus tree has had buds grafted to it by citizens of 167 different countries and we feel that this is a symbol for bringing new connections together.
We are not a care agency - we are a collection of professional companions who can spend however long you want just spending time and helping with a whole range of household jobs and activities.
Take a look through a sample of our services on the "How we can help" page and get in touch to see what we can do to help you and your family.
Sometimes a good chat is all that is needed
"In the best conversations, you don't even remember what you talked about, only how it felt" John Green
And that is how we want to leave you after our visits - feeling better for our presence.
Reassurance of a friendly presence can be the boost we need
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you." A A Milne, The House on Pooh Corner
This may come from a much loved children's book but it sums up how we want you to feel. You can be sure of us.
Here to help
From a simple chat to a bit of help with the household jobs, setting up technology, making appointments or getting to a class - let us be the extra pair of hands you need.
"From the dark gloom of loneliness to the refreshing light of convivial companionship - my physical and mental wellbeing has been given such a boost."
Ken K, Oxted