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B:Friend

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  • Location:
    South Yorkshire
  • Type of support:
    A place people can go, Events, Face-to-face help, Website/app
  • Groups supported:
    Bereaved, Care leavers, Carers, Disabled, Divorced/separated/having relationship difficulties, Elderly, Homeless, Men, New/young parents, Newly-retired, Refugees, Unemployed, Young people (16-24)
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B:Friend is a charity that works across South Yorkshire to tackle loneliness and social isolation in the local community.

Funded by a range of organisations including the National Lottery, B:Friend brings socially isolated people together through two main ways:

  1. BFriending: The charity engages local volunteers who pledge to visit a socially isolated person for at least one hour a week, having a cuppa and a chat and building relationships between the generations.
  2. Social Groups: BFriend’s network of volunteers run social groups across South Yorkshire. These groups usually take place once a week, and provide a great opportunity for isolated people to come together, make new friendships and take part in activities- from engaging talks, arts and crafts to dance and music sessions.

Find out more on their website at https://www.letsbfriend.org.uk