Our befriending service aims to reduce the social isolation that may result from getting older. Factors can include a decreasing circle of family and friends; reduced mobility; and a loss of confidence in going out alone.
A befriender coming to visit regularly, to enjoy a cup of tea and to chat together, or perhaps doing an activity together based on shared interests, can help to lift an individual’s mood and bring their sense of confidence back.
The befriender would visit regularly for at least two hours a fortnight, and the person befriended and the person volunteering would decide between themselves when they would meet and what they would do during the visit.
Gaddum House, 6 Great Jackson Street, Manchester, M15 4AX
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