The Befriending Service

Befriending service in Derbyshire

What does it do?

What does a befriender do?
A befriender visits you on a regular basis at mutually convenient times. The frequency is agreed between you both. A home visit often includes a cup of tea and a biscuit and somewhere comfortable to sit and chat. They can reminisce over old photographs, play a board or card game, or just sit and share news and family experiences. Your befriender can be a great
link to the outside world and help you access other services.
A befriender does not help with personal care or offer counselling or guidance but they can help you access these services if you need them.
 
Why choose befriending?

Befriending can make the difference between just managing and living. The service is flexible and can be used to complement other services such as day services or home care services. Befriending can offer relief to family carers and peace of mind to family living away.   

Who it is for?

Service for older people.

We primarily cover the North Derbyshire Dales and High Peak.

Other areas maybe available - please enquire.  Alternatively we can signpost to other befriending schemes or services if we do not cover your area.

Where it is available?

Local service (High Peak, Derbyshire Dales).

What it costs:

We run our service as a social enterprise. The charge covers the cost of volunteer’s expenses and running the service. Our basic package starts at £8 per visit. Our Befriending + service provides trips out and activities, and can be tailored to your individual preferences, and a Telephone Careline with regular phone contact for a friendly chat - please enquire for further details.

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

14/05/2019