Our Friend is Your Friend Befriending
|Organisation||St Albans Community Association|
St Albans Road
We offer a free befriending service for elderly and disabled socially isolated people aged 55+ in Sandwell. We identify and train volunteers who are then matched to socially isolated members of the local community with similar interests and hobbies.
The volunteer will then visit the clients once per week for one to two hours in their own homes or accompany them shopping, walking or to any number of social events.
We support client and volunteer by calling them on a weekly basis to check if everything is ok. The conversations are summarised and recorded on a communication log so that they can be referred back to for future reference.
We also organise a number of social events including coffee mornings, parties etc at St Albans Community Centre.
|Categories||Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending, Parent and family support|
|Staff Qualifications||All staff have relevant individual qualifications for each service area|
|Quality standards||PQASSO Level 3, Matrix|