This befriending service supports carers aged 16 and over who are caring for someone at home or who has moved into a care home within the previous 3 months.
Our trained volunteer befrienders enable carers to:-
- Talk about their caring role
- Talk about their health
- Improve their wellbeing
- Make social contacts in their local area
- Share their worries and concerns
To find out more about becoming a volunteer befriender or if you are a carer who would like support from the service, please contact Nikki Pattinson, Carers Befriending Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
07508 885 898 / 0113 246 8338
You can also view our carers befriending leaflet here.
Here is some feedback from previous carers who have used the service:
‘My befriender helped me a lot. I feel like my confidence is better. She has also made me feel that there are good people out there that do really care.’
‘I feel like a different person, the difference is amazing. I’ve used the money (time for carers grant) to have a regular massage. It’s lovely and this week I even walked home so I could notice the scenery. I love having the confidence to volunteer at the florist and it has helped my confidence having ‘girls’ to talk to again. You have made an amazing difference.’