Befriending services in Bradford

Make a difference and meet somebody new in your community through our befriending service.

befriending services in bradford

Why Befriending?

Isolation and loneliness is an ongoing problem in the Bradford area, Befriending helps people experiencing this and aims to have long lasting benefits for the befriender and the befriendee. 

Listening, lending an ear, going for a walk can do more than just improve loneliness, it can have positive effects on physical health as well.

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Who can be a befriender?

Active, friendly people who are good listeners, aged over 18 and can spare an hour a week in their local area.

They contact Equality together, meet a Befriending Co-ordinator and complete an application form.

  • Volunteers are checked, provide references and attend training.
  • Befrienders are introduced to a person to meet.
  • All members receive on-going support, from the Co-ordinator, plus invitations to events and training opportunities.
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What next?

I want to volunteer…

Volunteer to be a friend and help make a big difference to someone who lives locally.

I want to volunteer

I want a befriender…

Get in touch with us and we will match you with one of our befrienders in the local community.

I want a befriender

I want to make a referral…

Refer a friend, family member or patient to be matched with one of our befrienders.

Make a referral

Get in touch…

If you would like to have a chat we are more than happy to speak to you and answer any questions you may have.

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Complete the quick contact form below and we will be more than happy to give you a call back. Or you can email Rochyne McNulty