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Befriending Forum February 2019

38 people came along to the Community Hub in Reading Central Library for the first Befriending Forum of 2019, demonstrating the amazing variety of voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) that work in Reading, and beyond.  The event offered a mixed menu of activities and themes, to suit the varying needs of the participants.  Feedback on the different sessions was very positive with 100% saying they found it useful and would come to future events.

Sessions included:

You can read the full Befriending Forum report 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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