Suffolk Befriending Scheme for People with Learning Disabilities

Suffolk Befriending Scheme for People with Learning Disabilities

Charity information

Suffolk Befriending Scheme for People with Learning Disabilities

The Befriending Scheme, founded in 1989 is a registered charity providing Friendship and learning opportunities for adults (16+) from vulnerable groups.

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    The Befriending Scheme recruits volunteers to befriend adults with a learning disability on a one to one basis and/or to help in our Hubs. Hubs are drop-in type centres where people with learning disabilities can enjoy a variety of activities, learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy a cup of coffee in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Hubs are open for one morning a week in Sudbury, Haverhill, Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Lowestoft and Saxmundham.
    Volunteer Befrienders are offered full training and ongoing support; out of pocket expenses and the opportunity to make friends.

  • Aims

    Suffolk Befriending Scheme for People with Learning Disabilities aims to:

    • To improve the lives of vulnerable people in Suffolk, over the age of 16 by offering them inclusive social, learning and friendship opportunities.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1999

    Registered Charity Number: 1074800

    Phone number: 01787 371333

    Address: 1 The Croft CO10 1HN

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