One to One Befriending

Welcome To The Befriending Scheme

The Befriending Scheme provides friendship and learning opportunities for adults (16yrs+) from vulnerable groups, including those with mental health needs and older people, as well as our existing members with learning disabilities. We also offer various volunteering opportunities with extra support for those who need it.

Founded as a registered charity in 1989 as West Suffolk Befriending Scheme, our core activities are running regular drop-in centres, now known as Hubs, building meaningful 1-to-1 friendships between vulnerable people and volunteer befrienders, evening Befrienders Clubs and Saturday morning groups.

We also run one-off themed activity days, workshops and social events as well as providing volunteer training and support for carers across the county.


Important News / Events

Steven Frost – A Wonderful Friend

The Befriending Scheme is sad to announce that Steven Frost, much loved friend and volunteer at our Bury Hub passed away recently.

Steven was a dedicated Volunteer and a great help to all who attend the Hub. He was always there to help things run smoothly, especially setting up and taking down at the end of the day.

Steven was known for his lovely smile, sense of humor and selfless approach to life. Many of us last saw Steven at our Valentines Party, where it was a pleasure to see him happy, smiling and enjoying his friends company.

To honour Steven, our Bury Hub members held a minutes silence, sang his favourite song “Over The Rainbow” and made a wreath in his memory, along with starting a book of condolence.

The Befriending Scheme would like to express our deepest sympathies and best wishes to Steven’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Steven’s family have kindly set up a JustGiving page in his memory, to raise funds for The Befriending Scheme. This can be found here. 

If you would like details of Steven’s funeral, please contact us.


Copyright © 2017 The Befriending Scheme.
Registered in England
Company Name: Suffolk Befriending Scheme
Company No: 3599476 Charity No: 1074800
Address: 1 The Croft, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1HN

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