About our Befrienders
All our befrienders are subject to Criminal Record Bureau checks to ensure they are suitable to work within our befriending programme.
If a client or contact has a concern about a befriender then they should contact the Project Co-Ordinator on 01977 277119.
All befrienders are required to complete an application form, then they have an interview. If they are acceptable then they will have to go through our own training programme.
Befreinders are NOT all owed to accept money, give medication, undertake any kind of personal care like washing or toileting or become involved in family disputes.
Our Befriending service and it's befrienders are all managed and supported by a Project Co-ordinator.
Because we want to maintain a high standard we may from time to time ask our befreindees about the quality of service they have enjoyed.
Home Visiting Service
Our Befriending Service is a free service that is aimed at reducing social isolation among the older members of our community through personal contact and friendshipOur volunteer befrienders will visit their befriendee once a week. Our befriending service is not a substitute for professional services and our staff cannot offer medical advice or domestic services or provide personal care like washing, cleaning, giving medication But they can provide a listening ear, a friendly face, or someone who will just call in for a cuppa and a chat. They may be able to point you in the right direction of the appropriate agencies if you require additional help or support. If you would like someone to telephone you or call in and chat to you about our befriending service then contact us on 01977 277119 or message us using the form on our contact page.