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FAQS

WHAT IS BEFRIENDING?

Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone. 


Befriending offers supportive, reliable relationships through befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. Around the UK, there are befriending projects which organise effective support for children and young people, families, people with mental ill-health, people with learning disabilities and older people, amongst many others.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS BEFRIENDING?

Unlike professional careers, or social workers, befrienders offer simple friendship and companionship. They become emotionally involved with their case, which often results in a more positive outcome as they are able to engage at a much deeper level.

The results of befriending can be very significant. Befriending often provides people with a new direction in life, opens up a range of activities and leads to increased self-esteem and self confidence. Befriending can also reduce the burden on other services which people may use inappropriately as they seek social contact.

WHO ARE BEFRIENDERS?

Befrienders are carefully selected people, who are trained to provide support and companionship to lonely, or emotionally distressed, people.

HOW OFTEN DO BEFRIENDERS SEE SOMEONE?

This is up to you but our sessions are a minimum of two hours long

HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?

Our sessions are a minimum of two hours long. This is for us to fully utilise our time together. Two hour sessions are £50 with any additional hours to a session priced at £20.

WHERE DO I MEET A BEFRIENDER?

This is up to you! We can discuss a place to meet and work a flexible solution that works for you.

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