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

A Proud Night For Ben!

Our Young Volunteers are blazing a trail for TBS at the moment with the difference they make to vulnerable people in Suffolk and the recognition from outside TBS they are earning.

Ben Munson, one of our youngest volunteers, was named a finalist in the Stars Of Suffolk Awards and attended a glamorous ceremony in Ipswich. His nomination for Young Person Of The Year  came from his school, specifically for his work with TBS and the positive effect it has had on his studies.

Ben is a regular volunteer during the school holidays and is a much loved part of Sudbury Hub. Ben always gives 110% to our members and nothing is too much trouble for him. This year Ben has been involved in lots of different activities, notably a Penalty Shootout competition during the Euro’s which everyone enjoyed immensely.

While on the night the award went to another equally deserving young person, Ben is still very much a winner in our eyes and we look forward to seeing him continue to grow as part of the TBS family!




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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