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BELIVE Befriending Volunteer

BELIVE’s Purposes: To provide a person-centred befriending service for local people with a learning disability aged 18 plus who live in Medway or Kent. Either face to face, telephone service or both.  Due to Covid, this will now be via telephone, zoom, or Whatsapp Video. To promote a sense of belonging, improve self-esteem, confidence, identity,…

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Improving your CV

It is disheartening to watch the news and learn how many people have already lost their jobs and that many peoples’ jobs are on the verge of disappearing. In many meetings at the CHB Volunteer Centre, we have been talking about how we can help people to gain new skills and improve their CV’s, to help them find a new job or even start a new…

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Befriending Week

This week is Befriending Week, a week to show the importance of befriending services and the valuable impact it can have to communities. It aims to reduce feelings of isolation by matching volunteers to vulnerable and older people. This year has thrown us challenges in ways that many have not experienced before, whether that’s mentally,…

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Lawyers set up buddy scheme to help elderly during coronavirus isolation

Press release from 19 March 2020 Staff from law firm Furley Page have set up a telephone buddy system to offer companionship and support to elderly members of the community who need to self-isolate due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Lawyers Val Prosser and Melanie Christodoulou, who are the regional co-ordinators for Re-engage, have set up the…

Befriending

Befriending

Currently, our befriending service matches individuals who are isolated, vulnerable or lonely with volunteers who provide social contact and support on a regular basis.  With the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to suspend face – to -face befriending and have been offering a telephone befriending service.  Now, however, with the use of “Zoom” being used…