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experiencing homelessness can re-gain lost confidence and build-up belief in their ability to recover and live an independent life.
Why do we need a befriending project?
Homelessness is often the last thing to go wrong after a series of other life events and problems. For too many people family breakdown, prison, addiction, ill health, money issues and traumatic life events escalate from personal issues into homelessness. The stress and challenges of their situation and loss of support from family and friends can undermine people’s ability to get proper help and to positively move-on to a safe and independent future.
This is why befriending is so powerful in giving people the regular emotional support they need to make long term change and escape the cycle of homelessness.
What is the role of the befriender?
Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. As a Befriender you will provide weekly support to people accessing our accommodation services, helping them to:
You will receive training as well as ongoing support from the Befriending Coordinator.
Make a difference
Meet new people
Gain skills and confidence
Be part of your community
Be the change
If you are interested in volunteering as a befriender and would like to know more, please contact Paul Berry or take a look at the Role Description on our Volunteering webpage
T: 0151 649 0111