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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

Thank You Volunteers!!!

3rd September 2014

We want to say a massive thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who help us to support vulnerable adults all across Suffolk. 

Without the support of our volunteers, we would not be able to carry out the work we do.

We are hugely grateful for their endless enthusiasm and willingness to offer up their time, whether it be in the HUBS, or as a one to one befriender, or even doing some fundraising for us. We thank you all!!

If you think that volunteering for The Befriending Scheme and joining of brilliant team of volunteers is something that you would be interested in, and would like to find out more, then please email [email protected] or call us on 01787 371333.Thanks to Volunteers

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Copyright © 2014 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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