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Our 25th Anniversary Celebration


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

Volunteer Plus Programme In Bury St Edmunds

18th May 2015

We have had great success with our Volunteer Plus Programme in Sudbury and Ipswich so we are going to run it in Bury St Edmunds too!

It is a six week programme for people who would like to learn more about local volunteering opportunities, help arrange an event and build their confidence, whilst receiving the help and support needed to achieve this.

Please take a look at the information sheets below to find out more!

If you have any questions, or would be interested in taking part, please contact Claire Suddaby on 01787 371333 or 07722407185.


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Company Name: Suffolk Befriending Scheme
Company No: 3599476 Charity No: 1074800
Address: 1 The Croft, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1HN

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