Depending on the circumstances, and on those involved, befriending can take many forms - it can simply be visits to a housebound person and a friendly chat over a cup of tea, or perhaps involve outings for pleasure or to attend hospital or other appointments. It also includes supporting functions intended to promote social interaction and friendliness. Whatever the circumstances, Selsey Befriending Activities'
trained and DBS-cleared volunteers are happy to give their time
and friendship to appreciative and otherwise lonely people.
Selsey is a pleasant seaside town which attracts many retirees. Unfortunately, many lose their partners and find themsleves living alone, often far away from family and earlier friends. As a result, Selsey has an elderly population with an increased risk of loneliness and social isolation.
If you know of someone who would benefit from being drawn more closely into the community, please tell us about them - we work closely with our local Community Warden and all referrals are treated in strictest confidence.
Currently, about 25 volunteers are making around 100 'Good Morning' calls across the Manhood Peninsula each day.