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Become a London Befriender

Please complete the form below if you are interested in becoming a London Befriender

Most of us have been affected by loneliness at some point in our lives. Feelings of loneliness, social isolation and even depression are often made worse when we come face to face with unexpected circumstances that alter our lives. Loneliness can affect everyone in society. Reducing loneliness leads to better quality of life as well as improved physical and mental health.

What helps you to feel less lonely? Could you support someone else to feel less lonely?

We are looking for volunteers living within Greater London to offer their time to provide a much needed listening ear to those experiencing difficult financial and personal times. As a Befriender you will develop a mutual relationship with a Befriendee that we match you to, based on hobbies and interests. This role does not require you to do the shopping or change the light bulbs: we just ask you to provide honest support and companionship.

We hope these visits and friendships will help reduce the risk that people struggling financially will become lonely and isolated as well. Challenges in life are often easier to face when you have someone alongside you to listen and understand.

You can read Orla's story and her experience of Befriending to get a better idea of what the role entails. We hope this is something you would like to be a part of. Fill out the form below and we will be in touch very soon to give you more details plus information on how to apply.

 

Become a London Befriender

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