Our befriending projects aim to make and build connections between people in their community, reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing. Our project does this by offering a source of support through building a safe and trusting relationship, time out of normal routine which provides an opportunity to meet others, feel part of the community and have fun.
For over 20 years we’ve been helping people make and build connections between people in their community, reduce social isolation and improve their wellbeing. The befriending service works with socially isolated individuals who are assessed by health and social care as having a community care need and are referred to our project. This service supports, trains and then matches volunteers with their befriendee to provide a few hours per week of social support over a six-month period. Referrals are carefully considered for those with community care needs including people with disabilities, mental health issues, the elderly and others when appropriate.
Our Supportive Communities project, funded through HSCP Inverclyde, exists to help refugees settle in Inverclyde with the support of community volunteers. Our trained volunteers offer one -to-one befriending and also support for families, recently arrived in Inverclyde.
We are always looking for volunteers to join our befriending projects. If you would like to know more, use the below buttons to download our role descriptions & application form.