Befriending Scheme

  • Do you live in Castle Point or Rochford district? 
  • Are you feeling lonely or isolated? 
  • Would you benefit from companionship and/or support?
  • Would you like to volunteer?

We can introduce you to a fully trained and DBS checked Volunteer Befriender who will visit you on a regular basis. This may involve having a chat over a cup of tea in your own home or participating in an activity of your choosing.  A visit from one of our Befrienders may help reduce the feeling of loneliness and isolation, increase your confidence and help you feel part of the community.  A volunteer will be paired with you taking into account your location, interests and needs.

For more information please contact your GP or the Befriending team on telephone 01268 214000.

Please feel free to download the information below:

Befriending Service Referral Form

Volunteer Information Booklet

Volunteer Application Form (Word)

Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

If you would like to make a donation to the Befriending Scheme click here for more information.