Scotlands Dementia Awards 2016
Do you ever feel lonely or isolated?
Do you know someone who feels lonely or isolated?
Would a regular visitor or phone call help to ease that feeling?
Befrienders can visit you for an hour or two each week in your own home, or they can accompany you out and about. Telephone befrienders are also available to call you each week for a chat.
Or maybe you would like to volunteer as a befriender?
"Not only was volunteering with BSCTC rewarding, it was a life changing experience!" (quote from volunteer befriender)
What do we do?
Here 2 Help recruits volunteer ‘Befrienders’ who are able to provide companionship to local people. All volunteers are trained and undergo a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check.
What is a ‘Befriender’?
A ‘Befriender’ is someone with a friendly face and a sympathetic ear who visits someone regularly at an agreed time. Befrienders provide company and help to do social activities, continue hobbies and take up new interests both inside and outside the home.
Who can use the service?
Anyone living in Badenoch and Strathspey is able to use the service for free.
How do I volunteer?
We always welcome new volunteers wishing to become Befrienders. Once through the recruitment process and trained, we will discuss with you who you might visit and what activities interest you. Only when everyone is happy will introductions be made.
How do I find out more?
If you know someone who would benefit from having a Befriender or
you have some time each week to spare and would enjoy the satisfaction of helping someone in your local community then contact us:
Telephone Helen on 01479 810004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org