Ready Friends

Befriending Forum May 2019

Anyone interested in reducing loneliness and social isolation is welcome at the next Befriending Forum on Thursday 16th May 2019 from 12.30 until 4.00pm at The Community Place, 3rd floor, Reading Central Library.

With an agenda that includes:

  • The brand-new Ready Friends Toolkit launch.
  • Transport and its role in reducing loneliness and social isolation.
  • Celebrating, promoting and learning from local befrienders.
  • Good news and information about what’s happening locally.

plus a great networking opportunity, there’s certainly something for everyone!

The event is for anyone from local communities, groups and organisations in Reading and starts with a free lunch!

You can book directly from here:Befriending Forum 16.5.19

You can read the full Befriending Forum report for February 2019  here and for May 2019 from 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

Read Making Reading Friendlier, A Ready Friends Action Plan 2019-20
Befriending in Reading

See current befriending opportunities.

Look at the range of befriending schemes in Reading.



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