Befriending is a supported friendship between two people: a trained volunteer and a friend (befriendee). Befriending is offered to alleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness, resulting from a lack of opportunity to meet people for social contact, make friends and have someone to talk to for whatever reason.
People can be isolated or feel alone for all sorts of reasons – family living at a distance, experience of bereavements, or frail health restricting lifestyle and activities. Befriending provides safe, reliable, 1-1 friendly social contact which brings companionship, interest and fun and adds social normality to a person’s life.
We are currently not accepting referrals or volunteer applications for our Befriending Service.