Community Befriending Scheme

Befriending older people through volunteering in the community

What does it do?

Matches local volunteers of all ages and professions with local people over 60 yrs who would benefit from a weekly visit offering companionship, someone to have a good chat with, share stories, play cards, the choice's are theirs. The rewards are endless and allow for an enriching social benefit for both the volunteer and person being visited.

Who it is for?

Anyone who is 60 yrs or over who lives in South Bristol, Bedminster, Southville and Ashton and finds themselves spending more time than they would like to on their own and feel they would benefit from a weekly visit.

We are always seeking to recruit volunteers of 18yrs and over.

Where it is available?

Local service serving within 10km of BS33NH.

What it costs:

It is FREE

How to access or apply for it:

By Contacting Karen Bennett - Community Befriending Officer -
Tel: 07875 406844

What to expect then:

Once a referral has been made, you will be visited by the Community Befriending Officer who will asses your need and find a suitable volunteer to visit you weekly.

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Info last updated:

Monica Wills House, Cromwell Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Avon, BS3 3NH