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Befriending Service - Volunteer Centre West Berkshire

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Befriending service for over 50’s, who may have a mild learning disability, depressive illness and physical disabilities including those who live alone and are/at risk of becoming socially isolated. 

The aims of this service:

  • Befriending and learning opportunities to those who are at risk of becoming socially isolated;
  • Assist those in more remote areas to access transport opportunities;
  • Refer to falls prevention services people who may be at risk of falling;
  • Suggest voluntary or employment opportunities for older people where appropriate;
  • Facilitate tools and IT to enable people to access activities in their own homes (i.e. exercise DVDs, IT);
  • Signpost to enable people to live more independently

The service is available 7 days a week.  It does not include personal care.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Garry Poulson/Jacqui Letsome
Telephone
01635 49004
E-mail
befriend@vcwb.org.uk
Website
Befriending service - Volunteer Centre West Berkshire

Where to go

Address
Volunteer Centre, 1
Bolton Place
Newbury
Postcode
RG14 1AJ

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
50+
Referral Details

To discuss referrals prior to sending them, please contact: 

Jacqui Letsome, Befriend West Berkshire Project Co-ordinator, Volunteer Centre West Berkshire

T:  01635 49004   e:  jacqui@vcwb.org.uk

Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a third party, such as a  friend, family member, health professional, voluntary organisation or adult social care.