Benefits of befriending

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For befriendees

  • Companionship and stimulating conversation – sometimes the only social contact which a person has
  • The chance to develop a new relationship with someone who isn’t being paid to be there
  • The opportunity to continue a hobby or interest or to participate in new social activities

For befrienders

  • The chance to make a valued and valuable contribution to people’s lives
  • Improved connections to the local community and wider social networks
  • New leisure opportunities
  • Improved job prospects












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