About Befriending

Befriending provides support for people who are experiencing loneliness or social isolation, which can affect anyone at any stage of life. According to the Office for National Statistics (2018) more than one in five people in the UK feel lonely at least some of the time. With new research showing that loneliness can have as negative an impact on health and well-being as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, tackling loneliness is vital. Befriending offers one way to decrease loneliness and increase well-being. 

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