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 service user 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
Call into our drop in centre or charity shop for further information
or call: 01766 832585
Please get in touch, we are here for you.
Together we can help each other
Pop in to see Sam or Brittany at our drop in centre or call 01766 832585
How can I become a be-friender?
How can I join the scheme?