About Us

A trusted extension to your family

Born out of a comment by a Grandpa who, even though he was visited by family, asked if he could move into a care home because he was lonely, The Friendship Tree is here to provide help and companionship to our elderly friends and relatives.

So why The Friendship Tree?

The Friendship Tree is a unique citrus tree, in the Friendship Tree Garden Museum and Subtropical Botanical Garden, in the Tsentralny City District of Sochi, on the east coast of the Black Sea in southern Russia.

The Friendship Tree grew to prominence from the numerous citrus sprigs grafted to it over the years by people of 167 countries from around the world, as symbols of international friendship and living in harmony with nature.

In this day and age - we feel we need to graft our friendships from a wide circle in much the same way. 


Formed by Lee Lomas, with a family background of over 30 years in the care sector, and based in Caterham, Surrey we provide our services throughout East Surrey and will provide tailored and flexible services to suit your family.


All of our "Companions" will be well vetted and DBS checked - you can be assured of our outstanding quality.


So what does it cost?

Our pricing is very simple and transparent:

  • Initial half hour "getting to know you" meeting with family members - Free of Charge

  • After that we charge £25 per visit up to an hour and £5 for each quarter hour after that

  • We do not charge for travel time to and from an appointment but there will be a mileage charge of 45p per mile.

  • Any incidental expenses whilst out of the home (shopping, coffee, snacks etc.) should be paid for by the client unless agreed ahead of time.

We look forward to talking through your needs.

Young woman with grandmother