We value each and every person and so anyone who is referred to Befriended will be treated as an individual and will be assessed as such. Befriended will firstly assess if the person referred meets the criteria for our befriending scheme. Secondly, sometimes people are referred who do not need what we offer or are looking for something different so we then signpost them to other services.
We welcome referrals from both professional agencies as well as personal links whether they are a neighbour, a friend, a family member or someone else you are aware of.
The criteria for Befriended is:
- Over 65 years old
- Limited or no family or friends who visit regularly
- Lonely and spend a lot of time alone
- Able to form a friendship and maintain a conversation
- Living in Mid Sussex
If you would like to refer someone to Befriended please use the link below to our Referral Form. If you’re unsure about whether Befriended is the best route for this person or whether they fit the criteria, please feel free to give us a call on 0300 772 7703 for an initial chat.
“I have referred a number of clients to Befriended and I share the success stories with my teams up and down the country. It is great for me as a professional to know that once I have referred a client on, something is done to improve that person’s life. Thank you Befriended.” – Pauline