The scheme currently has 3 sections which offers to provide one to one support to a particular targeted group. Please see information below.
Children and Young People - 7 to 15 Years
- Children and Young People aged between 7 and 15 years
- Where external factors, (such as family home, peers or substance use), are having a detrimental and negative impact o their ability to reach their full potential
- Who have been invovled in anti-social behavioural issues
- Who have significant social and emotional issues and difficulties in forming and maintaining positive relationships/friendships with other adults and their peers
- Who lack consistent positive adult role models and who would benefit from regular contact with an adult befriender
Please contact Amanda Brown for this section of befriending.
Adults - 16+ Service
- Individuals aged 16+ years
- Who are currently living in their own home/tenancy*
- Who are having difficulty in being able to manage their own home and to live independently
- Who are lonely, significantly socially isolated and has very limited/no support or support networks around them
- Who would benefit from support to engage in their community in a purposeful capacity to increase their social connections and reduce their feelings of loneliness
* We presently only accept applications from individuals who are currently living in their own home/tenancy. This means that service users must have tenancy responsibilities, e.g. being a tenant of a property, having responsibilities of the property - paying rent/insurance/council tax/etc or owning their own property.
Please contact Ian Edwards for this section of befriending.
Adults - 60+ Years who are affected by Dementia
- Adults aged 60+ years who are affected by Dementia
- Who are currently living in their own home
- Who are significantly socially isolated
- Who have very limited/no support around them
- Who may be experiencing a period of significant loss or change in their lives
Please contact Ian Edwards for this section of befriending