Masterclasses in Befriending Good Practice

"One of the best things I got from yesterday's Masterclass was the feeling that I am not alone. Sometimes I feel as though I am in bit of a bubble and struggling to get out to speak to someone else who understands the problems faced within a service such as ours. Also to have someone else to speak with when I have something to celebrate." -Wendy, Age UK Maidstone

 

Following the success of our 2019 Masterclasses in Befriending Good Practice across England, we are pleased to host further four events online in Spring 2021.

A special thank you to Her Majesty’s Government and the National Lottery Building Connections Fund for the funding. This enables us to offer free places to any organisation which delivers a befriending project in England. This is due to the Lottery funding being specifically to develop our work in this area.

Online Beginners Masterclass in Befriending Good Practice

10:00-13:00 Tuesday 23 March 2021 and (repeated) 13:00-16:00 Thursday 25 March 2021 

Who Should Attend?  

Anyone who is new in post or involved with a new project which was set up in 2020 and is responsible for the delivery or support of an existing befriending service or considering setting up a new project. 

What Will Be Included?

  • Overview of the services which Befriending Networks currently provide and how to access them
  • Celebrating the successes and achievements of volunteers in 2020
  • Volunteer Management including Recruitment, Training and Ongoing Support
  • Managing Waiting Lists and Capacity of Services
  • Endings in Befriending Relationships
  • Interactive workshops
  • An opportunity to network with other befriending organisations and services

Online Advanced Masterclass in Befriending Good Practice

10:00-13:00 Tuesday 13 April 2021 and (repeated) 13:00-16:00 Thursday 15 April 2021 

Who Should Attend?

The Advanced sessions are for anyone who has been in post for longer than 12 months or who’s befriending service has been established for several years and is looking at project development and progression.

What Will Be Included?

  • Overview of the services which Befriending Networks currently provide and how to access them
  • Celebrating the successes and achievements of projects in 2020 and what does the future of befriending look like
  • Distance Befriending and Sustainability – will you continue to offer this?
  • Returning to Face to Face activities – what are the challenges?
  • Project Progression – where do you see your service going?
  • The importance of Monitoring & Evaluating
  • Guest speaker
  • Interactive workshops
  • An opportunity to network with other befriending organisations and services

Questions?

Please contact Diane Claridge, Development Officer, 07802287633, Diane@befriending.co.uk or Sandra Marsden, Membership Support Officer for England, 07516115121, Sandra@befriending.co.uk

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