Befriending Scheme

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Befriending Scheme

In 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we began a telephone befriending scheme for older people who needed someone to talk to. This has been a lifeline to many, especially those living alone.

The scheme continues to expand and friendships have blossomed, with befrienders meeting up in person once restrictions were lifted. Our volunteer befrienders are fully trained and DBS checked and have experience in offering support to those facing challenges such as anxiety and low mood.

If you would like to volunteer as a telephone or in-person befriender, please email befriending@in-deep.org.uk