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Buddy and Befriending Scheme

Changing lives together is a charity based around Cheshire, we are currently running a buddy and befriending scheme that relies on volunteers. Do you feel you could give up 1-2 hours a week to volunteer for our Buddying and Befriending Scheme?

Our Buddy & Befriending scheme helps people living in Cheshire who are feeling lonely or isolated, we feel this is very important especially with everything that’s going on in the world at the moment.

Clients are either referred to us or they can self-refer, we then call the client have a chat and get to know them better so that we can match them up with the perfect volunteer. We have volunteers from all over Cheshire aged from 18-80.

Once matched up our volunteers call the client once or twice a week typically an hour-long call, this used to be face to face before COVID.

Some of our volunteers have created great friendships with the clients our own volunteer co-ordinator Pete has made a great friend from what we do.

For more information see the Changing Lives Together web site or see this leaflet.