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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

Vote for Us as Sainsburys Sudbury’s Charity of the Year

18th June 2015

We have been named in the final 3 of Sainsbury Sudbury’s Charity of the Year competition. If we win the public vote, then the store will work with us to raise awareness and funds for a whole year!

Please vote for us at or in the Sudbury store(66 Cornard Road, Sudbury CO10 2XB).

Your votes will help us to build more friendships, hold more events locally and let more people in Sudbury and Suffolk know about us and how we can help those who need us.


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Copyright © 2015 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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