To help reduce social isolation, loneliness and build relationships in these difficult circumstances BIADS is launching a new service namely, a Volunteer Befriending Service.  Volunteers will ring carers, members or former carers and provide friendly conversation and companionship on a regular basis to help people feel connected.  All personal information shared with volunteers will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This service will be in addition to the existing calls staff are making. We believe this service will be welcomed and provide the necessary additional support needed in these challenging times.

If any of our carers, members or former carers are interested in receiving this service OR If any of our volunteers wish to perform this role please contact Janet Scholey telephone 07502315405 or via e-mail