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Peer Befriending Project

We have placed a bid with Nationwide Community Fund for a peer befriending project. 

This will be a service for Adref clients, either in their own homes or in one of our hostels, to provide additional support that current funding restrictions prevent us from doing. This includes help with shopping, visits to GP, dentist etc. for those of our clients who find social situations challenging, or who suffer from anxiety, depression and fear of new situations.. or have issues with substances or alcohol.

The scheme will afford volunteering opportunities for the general public, but also for own clients, many of whom express through feedback their wish to ‘give something back’ and help others. Whilst they will bring their own lived experiences to the project, it is intended that their volunteering activities will improve their general confidence and increase their employment opportunities.

You can help us with this by voting at http://www.nationwide.co.uk/communityfundingvoting if you are Nationwide member.

We are also seeking match funding for this project so any donations will be very welcome.