One-To-One Befriending

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Sunday Lunch Club


Training & Learning Opportunities

Saturday Hubs

Activity & Theme Days

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Volunteer Fundraising


Celebration Events


Summer Ball


Young People's Live Music Project @ The Quay


Hub Groups

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

Football & Friendship

This weekend saw a great display of football and friendship as Kirkley & Pakefield & TBS’s football team took part in The Disability Football event at Inspire Suffolk in Ipswich.

The Championship & Non-League teams, both including members and volunteers from our Lowestoft Hub played teams including Great Cornard and Inspire Suffolk in round robin matches. The Non-League team had some cracking moments on the pitch, including a cheeky lob over the keeper to score.

The team took part in warm-ups, warm downs and the sportsmanship on display was top notch. Members from Lowestoft came along to support the team and the weather JUST held out so no one got wet. We’re all looking forward to the next set of games in November.

To find out more about our teams, please contact Christine Roe, our Lowestoft Area Coordinator on 07906 758039




Copyright © 2016 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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