SERVE

SERVE is a charity (no 1043321), established in 1981, registered as a charity in 1995 so the organisation has a 40-year history. It is based in Rushden in Northamptonshire.

Our befriending service aims to significantly reduce social isolation and improve the mental wellbeing of frail/elderly and lonely/isolated people living across the county of Northamptonshire through trained volunteer supporters.

If you or someone you know is lonely and is looking for a befriender, please contact the office on 01933 315555 and speak to one of our friendly Coordinators who can arrange for an assessment to take place.

A volunteer befriender will visit you in your home, perhaps for a cup of tea and a chat, or accompanying you to an activity (such as a trip to a cafe) on a regular basis.

Information for volunteers

SERVE is a charity (no 1043321), established in 1981, registered as a charity in 1995 so the organisation has a 40-year history. It is based in Rushden in Northamptonshire.

Our befriending service aims to significantly reduce social isolation and improve the mental wellbeing of frail/elderly and lonely/isolated people living across the county of Northamptonshire through trained volunteer supporters.

Research shows that older people living on their own risk loneliness and social isolation and need more emotional support, companionship and timely support to sustain their mental and physical wellbeing.

Issues to be addressed include:

Social isolation and disconnection from communities; feelings of emotional loneliness and poor mental wellbeing

Health and social inequalities - barriers to accessing support

Making unnecessary GP/A&E visits

Volunteers are needed to visit elderly and/or frail adults in their homes, who may be isolated from their communities. Do you have a sympathetic ear and a caring nature? Could you spare around 2 hours per week to support this much needed service?

We will provide full training, ongoing support and travel expenses.
Please contact Serve on 01933 315555 to speak to one of our friendly coordinators to find out how to become a befriender in Northamptonshire.

Contact

Jonathan Cook
SERVE
The Old Auction Rooms, 8 West Street
8 WEST STREET
RUSHDEN
Northamptonshire
NN10 0RT

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