Project information

Face to Face Befriending

The need has come about from our very successful activities programme, and we are wanting to transfer our skills to provide a new prevention and early interventions Befriending Service.

This will be an ongoing service

Charity information

Rotherfield St Martin

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  • Need


    The service will tackle social isolation and loneliness by providing a volunteer befriending service and encouragement and companionship to engage in social, leisure and community activities.


    We will offer a volunteer based service to older people living in isolation or unable to leave their home.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The last ten years, have proved it's possible to find community-led solutions to supporting


    » We provide community led activities such as healthy living, dance, regular speakers, outings and the RSM Centre is open daily.

    By recruiting more volunteers and delivering a home service face-to-face.

  • Impact


    We hope eventually, as we provide transport to bring the older people into the community service to meet their peer group and join in all our activity programmes.


    Insufficient volunteers, if this is the case we will have to reduce the scale of the service. We cannot foresee this happening.


    We will personally contact donors, invite them to the centre, thank on our website, Newsletters, social media with permission.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,250

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,500 part time salary part time salary year 1
      £750 N.I. National Insurance
  • Background


    We are based in Rotherfield St Martin, East Sussex.
    The project will be based in the RSM Centre, Rotherfield. The RSM Centre is open to all Monday 10-12noon, Tuesday-Friday 10-4pm with a 1hour lunch break. Monday pm we hire the Village Hall and offer a variety of talks and entertainment with coffee and homemade cake.


    Older people in the local community and the surrounding areas.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over the last ten years, we have proved it is possible to find community-led solutions to supporting the needs of a growing elderly population. We are redefining care for the elderly; proving that hands on and sustained support can be delivered cost efficiently and professionally by the community itself.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Rachael Wood