Blaby District Council

The Befriending Scheme will offer a supportive and reliable telephone relationship with a volunteer to have regular, friendly chats. The scheme will initially be for residents who are looking for support during the Covid-19 crisis and who request support through our community hub. We hope to expand this scheme in the future.

Information for volunteers

Befriending often provides people with emotional support and can lead to increased self-esteem and self-confidence. Whether it’s a chat about interests, hobbies or even the weather, befriending is a simple volunteering activity that makes a huge difference to people.

The scheme is not an advice or counselling service and volunteers will be supported on their journey to become a befriender.


Blaby District Council
Council Offices
Desford Road
LE19 4QB