CATH Befrienders was established in 2013 as a non-judgemental befriending service for men and women affected by homelessness or have a secure tenancy but are socially isolated, and may have had substance misuse issues or an offending background. Initially set up to work directly with other CATH projects the development, success and ongoing need of the service has now led to us also accepting external referrals.
About the service
Our service provides trained volunteers, who have successfully completed our two day befriender training programme and successfully completed a PVG and two reference checks. Volunteer befrienders will then be matched to individuals and participate in weekly meetings of between 1-4 hours (depending on activity). They can become involved in a wide range of social activities which will be appropriate for both Befriendee and the volunteer, the costs of the activities will be covered by CATH.
CATH are extremely proud of the difference that the project has made from both the perspective of the befriender and the befriendee
For further information:
Contact Karen at CATH on:
Tel: 01738 580188 (Option 2) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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