Tim Friends Befriending Charity

Tim Friends Befriending Charity is a befriending service aimed at adults who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support, and this is provided through weekly home visits or telephone calls. We match volunteers with those who are referred to us and all volunteers are carefully selected, trained and vetted.

Tim Friends was established in 2011With an average of 50 clients and volunteers we have supported clients and their families with weekly visits, events, entertainment and outings.

3.9M

TV only companion

500K

spend Christmas alone

9M

people lonely in UK

Referrals

We accept referrals from statutory organisations such as social workers, social prescribers, GP’s and community health practitioners, charities, friends and family members or self-referrals.

Our service should be requested with the agreement of the person concerned. We regret that we may be unable to arrange visits where there are health conditions that impact significantly on a person’s ability to hold a conversation.

Our service is available to adults living within Mortimer ,Burghfield ,Upton Nervet. For further details please contact us on 07748686615.

We now have availability for clients and volunteers in the above areas. Contact Bev Frenchbevfrench6@gmail.com07748686615

Get Involved

The role of a volunteer is to carry out a regular home visit or telephone call to an allocated ‘scheme member’ usually for one hour every one or two weeks. This contact is often a lifeline for those who are unable to leave their home very often, and who have little contact with others in the community.

The majority of our volunteers report that they have an extremely positive experience within their role and that they benefit from their experience as much as their allocated friend. We are keen to build on this mutual benefit and encourage all volunteers to look for opportunities to celebrate and honour the achievements and experiences of scheme members.

We require 1-2 hours a week for face to face visits. Training will be given and DBS applied for

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Bev French

Together in Mission 30 Horseshoe Crescent Hawkesworth Road RG7 3XW

07748686615

burghfieldmortimer@linkinglives.uk

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