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Befriending

Visiting people once a week for a cup of tea and a chat, we are looking for people who can make a regular commitment. It must be all year round, not just term-time or school holidays. It is fine to miss a few weeks due to your own holidays or other commitments but the aim is to provide someone with a friend who is there most of the time.

Many older people prefer to have visits during daylight hours so you must be available during the day. We do not do evening visits.
You will receive training and support from our office which will be available at the end of the phone if there are any issues you wish to raise. This means it must be during office hours during the week but otherwise it can be flexible.

Ideally you need to be able to drive and have access to a car as many people live in surrounding villages or countryside. However this may be negotiable. Travel expenses can be re-imbursed (we have a mileage rate). Could be based in Tonbridge or Sevenoaks.

Please contact the Sevenoaks office on 01732 454108 for further information.