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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

Exciting Opportunities With The Befriending Scheme

9th February 2016

The Befriending Scheme has some exciting Volunteering Opportunities. We’re looking for people who can help prepare food, wash up and clear away and help set up and take down the group events. If you think you could help us, please contact Claire on 01787 371333!

Sudbury – Phoenix Cafe, Wednesday afternoons during Term Time.

Hadleigh – Better Together Group – Monday Mornings

Ipswich – Old Foundry Road Group – Alternate Thursdays
We’re also beginning a monthly Sunday Lunch Club for people who are lonely or isolated. Space is limited and the first event is on 21st February. Contact Claire for details!

Lunch posterPDF

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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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