Friendly Call Cork

Friendly Call Cork is a free service providing a daily phone call to older people or individuals’ who may feel lonely, isolated and vulnerable in Cork City; the service specifically targets people with chronic illness or who cannot engage in an active way in the community.

Our principle aim is to tackle isolation and loneliness among older people, those with physical and mental disabilities and those who are socially isolated.

Friendly Call Cork provides friendship and security helping clients feel safer at home. If a client does not answer, the Friendly Caller will phone a member of their family, a neighbour or a friend. We currently ring over 380 clients per day, Monday – Friday. We have over 70 volunteer Friendly Callers. We also have a team of Tús and Community Employment participants who also ring clients on a daily basis. We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers and our Tús and Community Employment participants for all the time they give to our clients. It makes a huge positive difference to receive a daily phone call.


If you would like more information on the service or would like to sign up for a Friendly Call;

Download the FRIENDLY CALL Flyer 2023

Download Friendly Call Flyer Application vJan2023 WORD

Friendly Call Flyer Application vJan2023 PDF

You can also contact  Jackie or Fiona on 021 430 1700 or 087 636 6407, email  


Thank you to our funders and supporters:

  • Cork City Partnership
  • HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare
  • Cork Education and Training Board
  • Cork City Council
  • Government of Ireland
  • Cork City Partnership Tús Community Employment Scheme
  • St. Vincent’s’ Community Employment Scheme
  • Synergy Security
  • Tour de Munster
  • Donations, Companies CSR