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

7 Days Left To Vote For Us!!!

With a week of The People’s Projects gone, we are very proud of the response so far.

We’ve been shared on Twitter by famous Suffolk musicians like Kerry Ellis & Cradle Of Filth and local figures like Tim Passmore & Jimmy’s Farm, which has helped people from all over the world see what we do! We’ve appeared on ITV Anglia News and we’ve spoken to people at Sudbury Market who were very interested in our project.

We still need more votes however, so if you haven’t voted yet please visit this link  and vote for us. Please pass this on to your friends and family, even those outside Suffolk, they can vote for us and a project in their own area too!

It’s an exciting week for us at TBS, our Bury Hub are performing a play at the Theatre Royal, our Creative Writing group are going out to find inspiration for their works and we’ll be visiting Bury Tesco on Saturday to get more votes/collect donations for TBS.

There’s still time for you to help us get Big Lottery funding for Young People’s Songwriting Projects to happen across Suffolk, by sharing on social media, telling your friends & of course voting yourself!


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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