The Engage Befriending Programme matches a volunteer befriender with an older person (55+) in their local community. They meet for approximately an hour a week to engage in conversation and build a positive friendship. This can include a chat over a cup of tea, going on a short trip, do some shopping together or attend an event.
Engage develops positive relationships and builds networks within communities. We do this by connecting a local volunteer with an isolated or lonely older person to forge a lasting befriending relationship and support the person to connect with opportunities for further social engagement.