Befriending

All Hallows Homecare Befriending Services

Delivering care in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Our aim is to reduce isolation and promote independence by providing a range of support to socially isolated older people. Benefits to clients include better quality of life as well as improved all-round health. Our service will support clients to follow their hobbies and interests, which is hoped will enhance their self confidence and independence and to decrease their sense of isolation.

What We Can Do

Our Befrienders offer friendship and company on a supportive basis. What they do depends on the needs of the client; they provide the opportunity to have a cup of tea and a chat or play Scrabble and do a crossword. They may join sports activities, such as taking someone out and playing a round of golf. Go shopping, to a garden centre, or just sit and listen. The good thing about this service is that we can provide exactly what the client needs. It is also ideal for family carers to give them a break, either for a few hours in the evening or even a week.

When We Can Do It

Our Service is available 7 days per week with the exception of bank holidays. A Befriender can be arranged from a minimum of 1 hour to as often as you like, as a one off or on a regular basis. The beauty of this service is that we are here to assist with the needs of our clients.

Who Are Our Befrienders

Our Befrienders are all fully trained members of staff from All Hallows Homecare and have been Criminal Records Bureau checked.
All Hallows Homecare is registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Referral Procedure

People can refer themselves, or be referred by GPs or Social Services, always with the knowledge and consent of the client. Please contact us for further information.

Funding

Before direct payments were introduced Social Services would only pay providers for personal care. With direct payments from Social Services, individuals have the right to choose how to spend their money, so they may choose to use this service and help decrease their sense of isolation.
Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone. For people who become isolated because of poor health, disability or social disadvantage, a befriender can fill a big gap.

Please call the team on 01986 891676 for further information.