Befriending

Neighbourly Care Community Project

Depending on preference and availability

A befriender is a volunteer who can come to see you regularly at home for a chat and a cup of tea, with whom you develop a friendship overtime. This can make a real impact on those who live on their own and would like to have someone visiting them for conversation. Visits can be as often as once a week, for an hour or two. Befriender service are meant for people who are housebound or have mobility issues. Matches ensure languages and cultural needs are met. You and the volunteer decide visit frequency and day and time of the week.

If you are interested in meeting a befriender or volunteer to become one, you can send us an email at gemma@britelives.com or call us on the number above.

This service is managed by Neighbourly Care Community Project on behalf of a partnership consortium that also includes:

  • Ealing Somali Welfare & Cultural Association
  • The Tamil Centre
  • West Londond Nepalese Elders Group
  • East African Senior Citizens Organisations
  • The Panjabi Centre
  • Southall Caribbean Older Persons Group
  • Golden Opportunity Youth Association

Price

Free
All participants need to be members of Neighbourly Care Community Project.
Annual membership fee is £2. You can sign up simply by filling out a short membership form on the day. You only pay it once a year and it gives you access to all Neighbourly Care activities.

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Socialising, meeting new people, making a friend, conversation