What we do
“…such a valuable service, just seeing someone once a week or so when we wouldn’t usually have much contact, my befriender has been such a support and a good friend.”
We recruit, train and support volunteers to visit an older person in their community for an hour or so on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The client may simply want to chat over a cup of tea or it may be that the befriender supports the client to go out for a coffee, do some shopping or attend an event. We also make people aware of activities, groups and events that may be of interest in their area. These may include lunch clubs, community events and other relevant sources of support or advice.