Introducing the Befriending Networks Strategic Plan 2024-2029

Tue 7 May 2024

It is our pleasure to introduce the Befriending Networks Strategic Plan 2024-29.

At Befriending Networks, we envisage a society where quality befriending support is available to everyone who needs it and where meaningful connection is recognised as important. We know that befriending changes lives and strengthens communities because every day we hear life-changing stories of human connection, made possible by dedicated volunteers, compassionate coordinators, and resilient befriending services.

We understand that our members are operating during challenging times, with increased operational costs, competition for funding, declining trends in volunteering, and a greater level of need in our communities. So, our network has never been more vital, ensuring that all members have access to the support they need for good practice, to manage challenges, and to find connection with each other. Our members have directly informed this new plan, including sharing views in our annual membership survey.  

With a renewed mission and clear values, this strategic plan sets our direction for the next five years, which gives priority to delivery with and for our members. We remain accountable to them and are committed to providing opportunities for member engagement to inform and shape our services. We look forward to working with you! 

You can download the new Strategic Plan in our Resources section or read it online via Heyzine.