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Befriending Film

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The Age UK Westminster Befriending project, delivered in the Westminster area, matches isolated older people with a friendly, local volunteer who visits them once a week, for at least one hour, to provide much needed social interaction. The Befriending service is aimed at individuals who are over 50, living alone and who don’t see anybody on a regular basis. With particular focus on people who are housebound, and/or in particularly poor health, and/or living alone.

Clients are assessed and matched to a local DBS checked volunteer by our Befriending Coordinator, who makes the match based on the volunteer and client having similar interests. These visits make a huge difference to the client’s emotional wellbeing, as knowing that they will see a friendly face each week alleviates their feelings of depression and anxiety. They can also have a positive impact on the client’s physical wellbeing, as the befriender encourages them to be more active by accompanying them on short walks or day trips.

Our Befriending Volunteers can also give them practical help and advice or signpost them onto other local services where required.

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