Carers befriending

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 or if you would like support from the service, please contact Nikki Pattinson, Carers Befriending Co-ordinator, 07508 885 898 / 0113 246 8338

*** Have you thought about becoming a volunteer befriender? We’re particularly looking for people who are available during the day time. Get in touch with Nikki if you’d like to know more.***

You can 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.’