Sutton Befrienders

Sutton Befrienders is a volunteering project which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for people living in the London Borough of Sutton. We work adults of all ages who have found themselves lonely or isolated, whether through ill health, lack of mobility or lack of regular contact with family and friends.

We recruit and train volunteer befrienders to build meaningful relationships so that the adults they support feel less lonely, less isolated and better connected in their community. We also run several group activities including weekly social walking groups across the borough.

Information for volunteers

Sutton Befrienders is a volunteering project which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for people living in the London Borough of Sutton. We work with older people and adults with support needs, who have found themselves lonely or isolated, whether through ill health, lack of mobility or lack of regular contact with family and friends.

Our volunteers support us and our clients in a number of ways, one to one home visiting or telephone befriending, groups and activities such as low level social walking, they can also provide admin support such as completion of questionnaires, data inputting and peer support or supervision to other volunteers.

If you would like to help make someone feel less lonely and can spare an hour or two a week then please get in touch by emailing: befriending@vcsutton.org.uk or phoning 0208 661 5910.

Contact

Sutton Befrienders
Volunteer Centre
Market House
216 - 220 High Street
SM1 1NU

Age Groups