South Derbyshire CVS befriending

Through telephone calls or face-to-face visits, they can support and encourage individuals to get involved in community activities and groups or simply be on hand to talk.

​We all know that personal connection and a sense of community are crucial and our befrienders help provide this by simply chatting and listening, discussing stories and hearing concerns. Loneliness and isolation can have a serious detrimental impact on physical and mental wellbeing so not only does our service help those in need, it helps reduce the strain placed on other health services too.

​In addition, our volunteers feel their own well-being and sense of purpose is improved as well, knowing that they are providing support to an individual who needs it.