Bramley Elderly Action runs a befriending service to support older people in the community who may be socially isolated and may find it difficult to take part in a group activity.

Befriending is carried out by volunteers. A befriending volunteer visits someone in their own home for conversation for an hour once a week, or once every two weeks.

“The befriending is going great!
Love going to see Betty
and she assures me the feeling is mutual.
She’s more like a friend now.”

All BEA befriending volunteers have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously a CRB check), and are trained in various key topics, including: health and safety in the home; confidentiality; emergency contact procedures; safeguarding adults; personal boundaries and reliability.

Please contact BEA Volunteer Coordinator Maureen by email (see below) or by phone (0113 236 1644) if:

  • you would like to discuss having a volunteer befriender visit you regularly
  • you are enquiring about befriending on behalf of a relative or friend
  •  you are interested in being a volunteer befriender. (You can also go straight to our online form to apply to be a volunteer.)