Engage Befriending is a home visiting/befriending initiative for older people living in Reading Borough. Our volunteers each visit one person who would like a befriender to visit them in their home. This could be due to ill health, disability, or other reasons leading to isolation or loneliness.
Our volunteers make visits on either a weekly or fortnightly basis for around one hour. We can take our Engage Friends out as part of this visit if appropriate. All volunteer visitors receive a DBS check, are required to provide two references and attend induction training.
We also make people aware of activities, groups and events that may be of interest in their area. These may include lunch clubs, community events and other relevant sources of support or advice.
Please click on the Engage Befriending logo above for more information. To make a referral or for more information about this service, please contact Katherine Shepherd on:
Tel: 0118 956 7000 or 07443 487191
Post: 90 London Street, Reading, Berks RG1 4SJ