Reading Voluntary Action
Rachel Spencer, Reading Voluntary Action, Third Floor, Reading Central Library, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
Ready Friends is a project run by Reading Voluntary Action to support and encourage befriending in Reading.
- promoting existing befriending, buddying and 'friendship' schemes
- recruiting volunteers interested in befriending and supporting them to find a suitable role
- holding quarterly Befriending Forums where partners, stakeholders and funders can share ideas and best practice - and develop new initiatives.
- providing and online and hard copy toolkit to inspire and equip local people to take action on loneliness and social isolation in their community, neighbourhood, street, and with friends and family
Ready Friends is funded by The Earley Charity.