Volunteer befrienders - could you make a difference?

Published on: Thursday, 13th June 2019

Led by Erewash Voluntary Action, volunteer befrienders get to know people who are lonely, isolated or housebound.  This can be anything from calling in for a weekly chat and a cuppa which can go a long way!

The aim of the Befriending Scheme is to enhance the quality of life and alleviate social isolation by fulfilling emotional needs, contributing to the maintenance of mental health and preventing deterioration of the person.

This is achieved by giving them undividied attention with an emphasis on listening to them.

Could you help make a difference?

For more information on becoming a volunteer befriender, contact Linda Brown at Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton. NG10 4HD, call 0115 946 6740 or e-mail volunteers @ erewashcvs.org.uk (and by closing the gaps in the e-mail address before sending your message.

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