We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

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Befriending Lewis

The Lewis Befriending Scheme provides a befriending and mentoring services for adults over the age of 18.

Current opportunities

Looking for volunteers who want to befriend someone who needs a little support and encouragement to get back into a healthy lifestyle. Gym Buddies will benefit from two befriender sessions before being matched with a Befriendee and full support as your Befriending volunteering progresses

The befriender will be matched up to the befriendee by having the same interests and hobbies. On average the pair will meet up once a week and undertake a range of activities depending on a preferred choice, (e.g. meeting for coffee, going for a walk). This opportunity will give the befriender a chance to do something worthwhile in the full knowledge that it is much appreciated.

it would involve being matched with someone that is suitable , spending an hour a week on the phone with the Befriendee. Full training will be given