Befriending Service

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Our first fully trained group of volunteers

We are looking for volunteer befrienders to come and join our new service, to offer companionship to people, in their own homes, who have a chronic or life-limiting illness and are lonely and isolated.


What will I be doing?

As a volunteer befriender your role will be to provide social companionship to patients who have a chronic or life limiting illness and who are isolated or lonely. Visiting patients in their own homes you will help them to feel more supported and help to improve their emotional well-being and confidence.

How much time do I need to commit?

Just 2-hours a week, or less, can make a real difference to a patient living in your local community.

What support will I be given?

All relevant training will be given, as well as regular and on-going support and supervision


For further information please see the contact details in the top right of this page

Interested volunteers will be invited to an informal interview and the role is subject to references, simple health checks and DBS clearance.  Volunteers do not incur any charges for the checks.




updated 24 Feb 2016


For further information, please contact:

The Volunteer Befriending Team

Tel: 01264 835293


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