What does a befriender do?:
- Meet weekly to listen, talk and be with the befriendee. Social and emotional support is often what is needed most.
- Encourage the befriendee’s independence and integration into the local community. Help them access local services through the provision of one-to-one information.
- Support their befriendee in coping with life challenges through empathy and companionship.
- Attend training, supervision and meetings at the centre.