Two’s Company Befriending Chislehurst

Two’s Company Befriending Chislehurst is a befriending service aimed at adults who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support, and this is provided through weekly home visits. We match volunteers with those who are referred to us and all volunteers are carefully selected, trained and vetted.

We are now open for volunteers and referrals! Also if you would like to support this community project please consider donating to our crowdfunding page: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/twos-company-chislehurst

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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 Chislehurst & Bickley. For further details please contact us on 07535 868 359.

To make a referral, please complete the referral form.

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.

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, please get in touch with us using the form below or phone our coordinator.

Latest News

Local funding received

Local funding received

We have been working on raising awareness of the project within our local area and applying for funding to ensure we can still deliver this much needed service. It is with huge thanks that we can announce we have received £1000 funding from Chislehurst Rotary and a...

Funding Update

Funding Update

This year we applied to the National Lottery Community Fund to ask for support for our project. Using funding raised by National Lottery players for good causes, it's thanks to them that more than £600 million is given out to charities, community and voluntary groups...

Open for volunteers

Open for volunteers

We are now recruiting for volunteers in the Chislehurst & Bickley area who are looking to provide a befriending service. The time commitment is 1 hour a week. Full training is provided. To see the impact befriending can have, please watch this short video:...

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Danielle Francis

St Nicholas Church, Parish Office, Village Hall, Church Lane, Chislehurst, BR7 5PE

07535 868 359

chislehurst@linkinglives.uk

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