Wales Council of the Blind

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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Services mentioning Befriending Service

Befriending scheme - (Aniridia Network) Befriending

Befriending scheme for people with aniridia who are members of Aniridia Network - an opportunity to talk to someone who has experience of the condition.

Deafblind UK Befriending service - (Deafblind UK) Befriending

Our befrienders are here to talk, laugh and build lasting friendships with. Living with deafblindness can be lonely and you might find yourself feeling increasingly isolated. That’s why we offer a free befriending service where you can have some regular company from a friendly volunteer, either by phone, text message or email.

Friendly AdvantAGE - (Glamorgan Voluntary Services) Befriending

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.

Let's Talk Telephone Befriending Service (North Wales) - (Vision Support) Befriending

For people living with a vision impairment who may be feeling lonely and isolated and would like a chat to a friendly volunteer. Vision Support's Telephone Befriending Service is delivered by volunteers who can call once a week (or less frequently if desired) at a time on a day that is agreed.

Live Well With Hearing Loss - (Centre of Sign Sight Sound) Befriending

Befriending and At Home support for people with a hearing loss or who are Deaf, enabling them to access aids and adaptations to support them to remain independent and safe.

Local Minds - (Mind) Counselling and emotional support

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.

Macular Society Befriending - (Macular Society) Befriending

It is not unusual for some people with macular disease to feel isolated, especially if it's difficult to get out and about. However, there is no need to feel alone - MS telephone befrienders can provide a regular friendly phone call, which may help to rebuild confidence and independence. Their telephone befriending service may be especially helpful if you cannot get to one of their support group meetings, but would like to talk to someone who has experience of macular disease.

RNIB Talk & Support - telebefriending - (RNIB) Befriending

This provides opportunities for you to socialise in small groups by phone to build friendships and get peer support with other people in a similar situation. We match individuals together for conversations based on age and group preferences. Trained volunteers or RNIB staff facilitate the groups. Talk and Support befriending groups meet on the same day, at the same time, each week. Each group runs for 55 minutes. Facilitators help the group chat together and keep the conversation flowing.

Sight Life Befriending service - (Sight Life) Befriending

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, accompanying etc, but not for domestic work, decorating or gardening.

Library records mentioning Befriending Service

Emotional Support (Starting Out) Guidance - [Library Type]

This booklet is about recognising and dealing with the emotions that can come from losing your sight, whether recently or long ago. There are ideas about ways you might deal with these, including counselling and emotional support, as well as alternatives such as peer support and befriending services.