Be-a-Friend ServiceBefriending service in Wandsworth
What does it do?
What does the service offer?
- Information and support
The project coordinator will first visit the older person to see what they want from the service and ensure they are receiving appropriate services.
The coordinator will also make suggestions as to the range of local activities available.
- Be-a-Friend volunteers
The coordinator will personally introduce the older person to the volunteer. The same volunteer visits, usually each week, to develop a firm friendship. Volunteers will do what any friend might - have a chat over tea, share news, play cards or scrabble...
- Telephone Befriending
We have dedicated volunteers who make regular telephone calls to people known to the project who are not currently being visited.
- Greeting Card scheme
Birthdays and Christmas can be a very lonely time for many people. All Be-a-Friend customers get cards on these anniversaries