What We Do...through our befriending programme



"You contributed to her being able to stay at home for as long as she did."

A friendly face, a cup of tea and a chat


Do you know an older person who would like a regular visitor once a week or so?

Would you like to join our team of volunteer befrienders and help make a very real difference to an older personís life?


Our befriending programme matches trained and DBS checked volunteer befrienders with local people who can no longer get out and about easily. Befrienders can offer company, conversation and maybe some practical help with everyday things too.


The visits can often develop into warm friendships and can bring peace of mind to relatives who donít live locally. Perhaps you could pick up some small shopping for them, post some letters or help with some paperwork. 


As you get to know them over a cup of tea and a biscuit, you will be able to pick up on their worries.  It is possible that the Wimbledon Guild will be able to help them further through one of our many other services.


These visits make a great difference to the lives of the older person as well as the volunteer befriender. They can be life-changing. If you know someone who would benefit from a visit, get in touch.

Click here for some other interesting ways that a befriender can build up the confidence of a client.


To find out more about becoming a Volunteer Befriender please click here.To refer someone for befriending please contact our Befriending Programme Manager: T 020 8946 0735 E info@wimbledonguild.co.uk

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare, Guild House, 30/32 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4EF
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