National Befriending week begins in the first week of November (1st-7th). It celebrates and raises awareness of Befriending and the positive impact it brings.
We know that loneliness is an issue that’s been highlighted during the pandemic. One of the ways we can help to overcome loneliness and isolation is befriending. Befriending offers supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. Befriending often provides people with a new direction in life, access to a range of activities and leads to increased self-esteem and self-confidence.
We at Birchfield Big Local are doing our part to tackle loneliness by providing a Birchfield Telephone Befriending Buddies service. More information about this can be found here: Become a Telephone Befriending Buddy – Birchfield Big Local