Visiting Befriending includes weekly or fortnightly home visits by a volunteer to talk and listen. The volunteer will take the time to build up a friendship undistracted by other tasks and this enables them to give their undivided attention with an emphasis on listening. However, for some clients, visits may also include specific tasks such as reading the post or aiding mobility by going for walk. There will be clear boundaries in a befriending relationship for both the volunteer and the befriendee to aid a safe and comfortable environment within which the befriending relationship and friendship can develop. Telephone befriending involves making a regular call to a befriendee; listening and talking to them - and hopefully laughing with them. For some people befrienders may be the only person they have talked to that day. Making a difference to someone's life with a simple regular telephone call or by visiting them is particularly important for older people.
Please contact the service provider for details of any costs.
Information provided by Alzheimer's Society for the period of 12/07/18 to 30/08/18