Befriending

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We know that many older people may feel either lonely or isolated and the devastating affect this can have on health and wellbeing.

 

There are many reasons why someone may feel lonely or isolated, e.g.

 

  • having no close family or friends

  • losing contact with family or friends they live far away

  • bereavement

  • caring for a loved one

  • fear of crime

  • lack of transport

  • language or cultural barriers

 

Moreland Trust befriending service aims to provide companionship to older people attending day centres, residential/nursing homes, sheltered accommodation and in their own homes. The service is provided by our Outreach Team and Volunteers.

 

If you would like a befriender or know someone who could benefit from befriending, they will:-

 

  • reminisce about the past

  • help with reading, writing and form filling

  • provide a culturally sensitive service

  • support you to develop wider social networks

  • accompany you to appointments e.g. G.P, hospital, etc.

  • support you to engage in social activities

  • encourage you to use local services and facilities

 

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Service User"

The staff at Moreland Trust are very friendly, They look out for you.



Moreland Trust Health and Social Care

218 Waterloo Terrace, Newhampton Road East, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BA

 

Telephone: 01902 421155

Email: enquiries@morelandtrust.org

 

Registered Company No. 4507457

Charity No. 1099929