About Befriending

Friends for Life befrienders spend time with care home residents, face to face, on a regular basis (once a week or once a fortnight). The visits they make are flexible and can be arranged to suit the befriender, the resident and the care home.

For befrienders who wish to, and where the resident is able to, Friends for Life provide insurance cover for befrienders to take their friends out on small day trips, for example, to a tea room for coffee & cake, to visit a local garden centre or to the local pub.

All befrienders receive training prior to starting volunteering and Friends for Life cover travel and parking expenses associated with befriending visits.

Friends for Life have a library of resources befrienders can borrow for free to take along to their visits to help engage residents in conversations and meaningful activities. For more information about the library of resources please click here.

For more information about becoming a befriender, or to express an interest in becoming a befriender, please get in contact via the contact page. We would love to hear from you.


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