'Be-Blaenau Ffestiniog- Friends'
Current figures suggest that
41% of residents within the Blaenau Ffestiniog community live alone which equates to a staggering 2000 people with 48% aged over 75.
Social and economic differences in health status reflect and are often caused by social and economic inequalities within society. Poor health is likely to be caused by poor social and economic differences which lead to low self-esteem, social isolation and anxiety.
Our be-friending service is beneficial to both the be-friender and the person requiring support in varying ways:
Benefits of the scheme to the service user:
Reduces loneliness and isolation
Encourages access to local services and community activities
Provides companionship and stepping stones to develop long term friendship
Benefits of the scheme to the be-friender:
Contribute to own (and the service users) positive mental well being
Develop skills within the healthcare sector which can be transferred to employment opportunities
Reduce own loneliness and isolation
How can I become a be-friender?
Call into our booking centre or charity shop for further information or call: 01766 496393
How can I access the support?
Please get in touch with Verity , our be-friending
co-ordinator, she is looking forward to meeting you
Together we can help each other
Pop in to see Sam or Verity at our booking centre or call 01766 832585