Befriending

Quotes from clients
“Finding out about befrienders has made such a difference to me.”“I look forward to my befriender’s visit and it gives me something to look forward to. It brightens up my day.

The purpose of the organisation is to reduce loneliness and isolation among older people living at home in Monifieth who are socially isolated because of illness, disability or some difficulties in their life. our organisation also offers a befriending service for people in care homes and bereaved people of any age living in Monifieth.

After the recruitment process our volunteer befrienders attend monthly volunteer meetings, receive ongoing support and supervision, and additional ad-hoc training.  They spend time getting to know their Friend and provide company and friendship in a way that suits their particular circumstances.  Visits are normally once a week, for approximately 2 hours.

Befriending is: spending time together regularly, and having fun.