Befriending Scheme

Befriending Scheme provides companionship for isolated people, the chance to develop new relationships, and opportunities to participate in social activities.

Befrienders are volunteers; the Befriender can choose the time that they can spend with the service user, rather than being under a professional or family obligation to do so. The Befriender is matched up with the correct service user.

The Befriending Project has been running successful for a number of years now. The aim of the scheme is to eradicate the possibility of isolation for the Service Users. The Befriender could be placed in the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Care/Nursing homes
  • Clients home
  • Day Centres


The Befriender will carry out varying duties:

  • Reading
  • Indulge in social conversation
  • Light shopping


If you require this service please contact:

Leeds Black Elders Association 

3 Reginald Terrace



0113 2374332 


Assessments & Referrals

Once contact is made with the Leeds Black Elders Association an initial assessment will be carried out on the service user, this will determine the individual's needs.

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Tel: 0113-2374332
Fax: 0113-237 4313
Email: contact us via our email form

Address: 3 Reginald Terrace, Leeds, LS7 3EZ

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