Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone. For people who have become isolated because of ill health, disability or other events life throws at use such as bereavement.
Befriending can offer support and a reliable relationship through volunteer befrienders who are trained to support those who are vulnerable in assiting them to reclaim their life.
Our Befrienders will:
- Act in total confidence
- Visit you in your own home at your request.
- Accompany you on an outing, an activity, shopping trip or just for a cup of tea.
- Accompany you to a hospital appointment or to visit someone in hospital when possible.
- Meet up with or perhaps phone for a chat when you need it.
- Signpost Befriendees to other SEFF services.
Unfortunately there are limits to what we can do, through funding or legislation. Our Befrienders are not allowed to:
- Look after children.
- Carry out work in your home.
- Get involved in your private affairs, give advice, handle your finances, help you with very personal matters.
- Accept any gifts or money from you.
Befriending Coffee Mornings
At SEFF we hold regular Coffee Mornings and try to bring in Guest Speakers who’ll cover topics of interest. Regular fundraising events are also held and we have Action Cancer’s Big Bus Service down in Lisnaskea on an annaul basis.
For more information contact our Befriending Service Coordinators:
Audrey Watson (07549157628) or David Grimsley (07935229324)
Or contact the Main Office on (028) 6772 3884/2242