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Befriending Networks publishes befriending-specific resources - We add to our list each year. All prices quoted below include postage & packing.

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Befriending in Derbyshire

Author: Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network

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Loneliness and Social Isolation in Reading

A report based on finding from a Reading-wide questionnaire based on social isolation and loneliness in April and May 2017...

Author: Rachel Goater (Ready Friends)

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More than just a tea and chat by Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours

This report raises key issues about befriending, how its impact can be measured, how it has changed over time, and the implications for the future of befriending...

Author: Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours

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Older people in rural areas:Vulnerability due to loneliness and isolation

This paper is an interim output from a project being undertaken by Rural England on rural vulnerability as affecting older people...

Author: Rural England Community Interest Company

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Loneliness in Scotland : A National Summit

Summary report of the Loneliness in Scotland: A National Summit which occurred 6th September 2016, funded by Scottish Government and hosted by Befriending Networks...

Author: Befriending Networks

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From the Source to the Sea

Author: Evaluation Support Scotland and Fife befriending services

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The Value of Children and Young Peoples Befriending in Scotland

An overview of what is being achieved by members in Scotland who support children, young people and families through befriending...

Author: Befriending Networks

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Quality in Befriending powerpoint

Author: BNs

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Befriending in Scotland in 2014

This publication explores the features which define befriending as a unique form of support, and looks at the evolution of the sector in recent years, highlighting some of the developments in service delivery in that time...

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Befriending Map of Gaps

This snapshot of thematic and geographical befriending service provision across Scotland is an updated version of our 2012 Map of Gaps...

Author: Befriending Networks

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Befriending, loneliness, and health: a research summary

Author: Mary Roberts for Befriending Networks

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Good Practice in Befriending

This document replaces the Befriending Code of Practice, which was first published in 2009...

Author: Befriending Networks

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Square One-Developing New Befriending Services

This guide provides practical information and suggestions for those who are in the early stages of planning a befriending service...

Author: Befriending Networks

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