Befriending

CONTACT DETAILS

CARE FOR THE FAMILY

Hannah Rankin
0131 600 0150
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Adults, Parents, Families
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

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CONTACT DETAILS

1-3 St. Colme Street, Stockbridge, EDINBURGH, EH3 6AA
0131 600 0150

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information SERVICE DETAILS

Befriending at Care for the Family provides support and gives hope to those who are experiencing storms in life, through telephone and email.

Befriending is an essential part of the support that we provide to families.

It involves one person listening to and supporting another person who is going through a difficult experience.

Our befriending projects cover certain specific areas Bereaved Parent Support, Widowed Young Support and Additional Needs Support.

When you speak to a Befriender you will be speaking to a person whose own experience is similar to yours.

A Befriender is someone with sensitive ear to listen to you and how you are feeling.

From this place of personal experience of living with loss, our network of trained volunteers can gently come alongside you through our telephone befriending support.

It’s really simple to connect with a befriender. Here’s how it works:

- Call or email Care for the Family and ask to be put in contact with a befriender.
- After listening to your story, our co-ordinator will link you to a befriender whose experiences best match your needs and situation.
- The befriender will then contact you to start the befriending relationship.

The befriending services are provided free of charge. Telephone contact will be initiated by the Befriender, so the cost of any telephone calls will be borne by the Befriender, who will be reimbursed by Care for the Family.

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Care for the Family

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