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BEFRIENDING SERVICE

This service aims to complement our existing services in supporting and offering companionship for older people in their own homes. The service is for older people *who are socially isolated due to illness or disability.

The service provides trained volunteers who have also been through enhanced disclosure checks.

Volunteers are then matched with an older person and will usually visit weekly or fortnightly at a mutually agreed time and day. The volunteer befriender will provide social support either in the persons own home or by assisting them to undertake various activities such as: “one off” appointments, leisure activities or attend social events in the communities where they live.

The volunteer recruitment officer will support the volunteer and older person by maintaining regular contact to ensure any changes or issues are monitored and agreed to everyone’s satisfaction. In the volunteer recruitment officer’s absence the manager will assist with this.

For more information on receiving this service contact the office on 0131-331- 5570 or download an application form and post to the office at the following address:-

QCCC
The Haven
25b Burgess Road
South Queensferry
EH309JA

 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender, click on the volunteering link.

* Older people for the purposes of referrals are 65 and over.


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