What We Do

Befriending & Mentoring

Improving social isolation…

We offer various forms of mentoring and befriending through home visits, telephone support and group activities. The informal support given via volunteer befrienders helps improve the health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of people experience health and wellbeing problems with our aim being to alleviate all age social isolation and loneliness. Our home visiting support helps those who are housebound through age, ill-health or disability and telephone support keeps people in touch with others on a weekly basis.

Why Befriending
& Mentoring?

  • Reduce social isolation
  • Increase confidence
  • Keep independence
  • Increase mental wellbeing
  • Enable physical activities
  • Companionship
Befriending

Real Story

Having moved from outside the area I felt extremely isolated. I have agoraphobia and my home can become a very lonely place. Following a conversation with Community Solutions I now chat to somebody on the phone each week. They are my lifeline. She gives me confidence and together we create action plans to overcome obstacles and feelings of loneliness. I look forward to these calls every week.

If you or someone you know would benefit from one of our groups, please contact us.

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