Our Friend is Your Friend Befriending

Address details
Organisation St Albans Community Association
Address St Albans Road Smethwick West Midlands
B67 7NL
Smethwick
Contact details
Email info@stalbans-cc.co.uk
Phone 0121 558 0018
Website https://www.stalbans-cc.co.uk
Opening hours 9:00 to 3:30 pm
Accessibility details Fully accessible

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.

Service details
Categories Social Activities, Outreach, Befriending, Parent and family support
Staff Qualifications All staff have relevant individual qualifications for each service area
Gender both
Quality standards PQASSO Level 3, Matrix
Last updated: Jan 10, 2019 10:11

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.