Befriending supports young carers who might otherwise be socially isolated, anxious or troubled about their own or their family’s situation.
Through regular meetings with a trained volunteer befriender the young carer can have quality time for themselves and talk openly about what concerns them. To find out more read our ‘Family’s Guide to Befriending’ below.
The benefits of befriending can be very significant, leading to increased self-esteem and self-confidence.
Becoming a Befriender
For a young carer, befriending provides vital one to one support, positive social interaction, self esteem and reduces stress. Trained and supported volunteers are key to this valuable and rewarding service.
To find out more about Becoming a Befriender, please here over to our Volunteering Page.