Befriending Service

Definition: A scheme whereby an individual is given support in the form of friendship, sometimes helping with shopping or simply being someone to talk to and to ensure the individual is happy and safe.

Category: Adult Social Care

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Service descriptions mentioning the term Befriending Service

CIB Befriending service - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

An individually planned befriending service whereby volunteers use their sight in a practical way to help the visually impaired person. It can be used for companionship, reading, writing of letters, escorting etc, but not for domestic work, decorating or gardening.
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Befriending scheme - (Aniridia Network UK)Service

Befriending scheme for people with aniridia who are members of Aniridia Network UK - an opportunity to talk to someone who has experience of the condition.
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Friendly AdvantAGE - (Vale Centre for Voluntary Services (VCVS))Service

The project offers a range of befriending services to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve the wellbeing of older people in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
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RP Telephone befriending service - (Retina UK)Service

The Retina UK Telephone Befriending Service (TBS) links people who would welcome a friendly phone call from a trained person with knowledge of dealing with RP, with a team of volunteers willing to share their experiences. The TBS offers a social link on a more personal and longer term basis than the Helpline, with regular calls being made by the volunteers for as long as they are welcomed.
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Telephone befriending (VIM) - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))Service

VIM provides a telephone befriending service to its members.
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Local Minds - (Mind)Service

Local Minds support over 370,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include talking therapies, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. Each local Mind is an independent charity run by local people, for local people. They are responsible for their own funding and services. Mind Cymru works together in partnership with local Minds.
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