We are delighted to annouce that are website is being updated and our new site should be up and running shortly…

Tandem provides one-to-one befriending outside of the home to people in the immediate Oxford area who have been through a period of mental ill-health and are looking to rebuild their lives. We also run a weekly social group that has outings to local places of interest. We regret that, at present we can only accept referrals of people living in, or very close to, Oxford.  At present we have a number of people on our waiting list so are unlikely to be able to offer an immediate start for new referrals.

Giving a bit of your time to help others who are struggling
can both make a real difference and also be enjoyable.

at our next training on

If you think you might be interested,
find out more by contacting Teresa

*                 *                *                *


to the Famous Five from Health Education England
who walked along the river to raise funds for Tandem
(10 miles, plus 2.5 for getting lost).

We hugely appreciate their support, and the funding they raised for Tandem


                                                                 *                 *                *                *

ELDER STUBBS 2019 – a great day

Elder Stubbs 2019

We are hoping to appoint two new Trustees at this exciting time in Tandem’s development.   More information on our news page

Follow us on Facebook

Karen and Sarah

Tandem’s AGM Thursday 18th October 2018

The Guest Speaker was Christopher Gowers FRSA from Oxfordshire Neighbourhoods Partnership  on Loneliness, Social Isolation and local Good Neighbour Schemes.

Tandem’s 2017-18 Annual Report  can be found here: Tandem annual report 2018

Elder Stubbs Festival

ES Festival

We had a good time at this year’s Elder Stubbs Festival on Saturday 18th August 2018. Thanks to all those who offered to become Tandem volunteers and thanks to Restore for organising the event.

Cowley Road Carnival

Tandem at Cowley Rd Carnival

It was good to be part of this year’s carnival event

Referrals: Please contact  us at enquiries.tandembefriending@gmail.com if you would like to discuss referrals to the service of people living in, or very close to, Oxford.  See our About Tandem page to see what partnerships can do for people.

If you are interested in helping Tandem to continue its valued work, by offering us some time, or supporting us by giving a donation, we hope you will find the information you need on this website.

Tandem Social Group

In addition to our individual partnerships, some of our befriendees and befrienders participate in a weekly social group that goes to various places of interest in the local area.

Here is an example on what the group did in one month.

Tandem social group