About Befriending

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About the Network

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The team at Befriending Networks welcomes feedback about all the services we provide to the befriending sector. These include bespoke and off-the-shelf training, online volunteer training, consultancy, networking opportunities, conferences, a Quality standard, the Befriending Week initiative, campaigning on behalf of befriending services, provision of information, advice and informal support. Comments in respect of some of these activities are reproduced below.

Members' support
Thank you for another year of exceptional service!
LINK East Fife Befriending Project
Quality in Befriending Standard
'I felt the report was through and provided me with keys things for consideration'
Shetland Befriending Scheme
Quality in Befriending Standard
'It tightened up processes, put things in writing that were previously in our heads, lots of new policies and procedures now on paper and regularly reviewed'.
Homelink Family support
Networking meetings
Just want to say thanks for the fantastic meeting last week, I found it really informative and interesting.
Age UK Leics
Online Training
“This session will change the way I recruit volunteers. It is always good to talk to other volunteer managers to see how they do things and get new ideas/confirmation that other people have the same issues/successes. It’s great to have these sessions online!”
Carers Leeds
Training Feedback
“Many thanks – it was a fabulous training session!! I’ve had some great feedback from the volunteers who attended”