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Calling All Befriending Projects

We are a national network of over 250 befriending organisations throughout the UK and our aim is to promote Good Practice in Befriending. Member benefits include:

  • 1:1 telephone and email support
  • free and discounted downloads from our website
  • discounted training and events
  • free Good Practice in Befriending Guide
  • free networking meetings* for Befriending Coordinators and many more benefits
  • Monthly e-newsletter - free for anyone - sign up on the website


  • Membership starts at just £75 per year. Full details can be found on our website.

    *Our Common Ground Meetings are also free for non members, see dates below.

    These are some of our training and networking opportunities coming up: COMMON GROUND MEETINGS - Book your free place here

    MANCHESTER
    Tuesday 10th September - 12.30pm to 3.00pm - St. Thomas’ Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ

    LEEDS
    Wednesday 11th September - 10.30am to 12.30pm - Carers Leeds, 6-8 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PT

    CHELMSFORD
    Monday 16th September - 10 am to 12 noon - Chelmsford Centre for Supporting Voluntary Action, Burgess Well House, Coval Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1FW

    LONDON
    Wednesday 25th September - 10.30am to 12.30pm - Scotscare, 22 City Road, London EC1Y 2AJ

    ONLINE WEBINAR
    Wednesday 25th September - 10 am to 12 noon

    FACE TO FACE TRAINING - LONDON

    TRAINING FOR TRAINERS
    Monday 2nd September 9.30am to 4.00pm Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP £95pp for members £115pp for non members

    MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINING IN BEFRIENDING
    Tuesday 3rd September 9.30am to 4.00pm Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP £65pp for members £75pp for non members

    For more information and to book your place go to our website
    One of our members has said: ‘The Common Ground meetings alone make the membership fee worthwhile, plus the very reasonable cost of training courses and the friendly, helpful staff seal the deal!

    August 12, 2019