Helping people stay connected

Befriending

As well as providing healthcare in our hospices and neurological care centres, our community-based services are growing across the country.

In Doncaster we run a befriending service, providing respite for carers of those living with dementia and helping those over the age of 65 at risk of social isolation.

Befrienders are specially trained to be able to:

  • provide companionship and conversation
  • support individuals to maintain hobbies and interests
  • help access local community activities and resources
  • sign-post to other services where appropriate

Volunteer befrienders support people through one-to-one home visits, telephone calls, or a combination of both, for a few hours a week.

Being a befriender is a rewarding role; while supporting vulnerable people you can develop valuable skills to improve job prospects, increase in confidence and widen your social circle.

Learn more about out befriending service in Doncaster or search our current vacancies for befriending opportunities near you.