Ready Friends

Befriending Forum on 19 February 2019

Following the success of the 2018 Let’s Make Reading Friendlier conference, RVA is pleased to announce the first Befriending Forum event of 2019, on Tuesday 19 February from 12.30pm until 4.15pm at the third floor Community Hub in Reading Central Library. Lunch  and networking at 12.30 pm will be followed by:

  • a presentation from The Jo Cox Foundation
  • a workshop by The Jo Cox Foundation on How to Organise a Street Party
  • a RBC/RVA workshop on Finding Out What’s on in Reading
  • exploring a common volunteer training programme
  • an update on the Ready Friends project

The event is for anyone from local communities, groups and organisations interested in helping reduce loneliness and social isolation in Reading.

To find out more and book your place at the forum click here.

Social Isolation and Loneliness in Reading: Full Report

Throughout March and April 2017, 437 people filled out a questionnaire so we could understand more about loneliness and social isolation in Reading. The report will help to inform local organisations how they can respond to these issues.

The survey has highlighted who is most likely to be experiencing loneliness and social isolation, how it impacts on different groups of people, what barriers they face to being more socially active and what they would like to be doing if those barriers could be overcome.

Read the full report here

Befriending in Reading

See current befriending opportunities.

Look at the range of befriending schemes in Reading.



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