Befriending

Our #12daysofgiving campaign kickstarted our befriending appeal getting us half way to the target amount. 

So lets keep going #aplacetobelong , through befriending support

What we want to do

We want to provide more befriending to more refugees. We want more people like Semireh to feel more connected to her community. We want more people like Ling be more confident to apply for jobs. Currently we are limited by resources and capacity which means we have waiting lists for befriending matches and sometimes we miss out on key transitional times for participants where our support would have the greatest impact. We want to be able to have more volunteer befrienders who will reach more participants. 

This will cover costs for staff, volunteers and befriendee's. Befrienders meet weekly with their befriendee and need around £5 to cover some costs of meeting. It also allows them to meet somewhere and have a coffee or do something together. 

We have estimated that we could reach 2-3 times more people through regular befriending than we do currently. We estimate being able to support 30-45 participants through this development per year. 

My English is getting better, my speaking and understanding, my befriender is a good teacher. Awa