Befriending

Following the latest government advice around the Coronavirus, we have had to make some temporary changes to how we operate. Please see our Coronavirus response page for full details. 

You, or someone you know, may have lost confidence to mix with others or be housebound and have little opportunity to interact with the outside world. 

Our volunteer befrienders offer companionship, help with small tasks or can support you on a walk or trip out.  Many people involved in our friendship programme have developed long lasting connections and look forward to their weekly visit.  It also develops self-confidence, trust, increases independence and reduces isolation in a fun and relaxing way. Our friendship service has been running since 2006, supporting over 500 people since then and makes a real difference to people's lives.

Contact us

If you, or someone you know, will benefit from being part of our befriending programme, please contact us on:

Tel: 020 8946 0735 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm)

Email: info@wimbledonguild.co.uk

Alternatively, if are interested in becoming a befriending visitor, contact us on:

Tel: 020 8946 0735 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm)

Email: volunteer@wimbledonguild.co.uk 

We need your help...

Socially isolated people across Merton are depending on us for immediate and practical support with food deliveries, telephone befriending and much more. In what is a difficult time for everyone, help us support vulnerable people who are likely to feel the impact most.

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