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Befriending Week 1st Nov to 7th Nov 2015

02 November 2015

Befriending Week has two aims: to raise awareness of the issue of loneliness in our society and to promote the great work of befriending organisations.

Volunteer Now co-ordinates a befriending scheme supporting socially isolated older people in Belfast who live alone and have little if any contact from family and friends. We also co-ordinate a Befriending Network, the Network is made up of organisations working across Belfast and further afield who support people with many different needs, sensory impairment, disability, mental ill health, cancer and challenges that older age brings. These organisations rely heavily on the support of volunteers and would welcome any enquiries from people interested in finding out more about how to become involved.

For further information please contact Victoria O’Neill at victoria.o’neill@volunteernow.co.uk or call 028 90232020.

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