Join SCCCC as a volunteer befriender

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Want to support older people in your community?

Do you love to chat? Can you spare an hour a week to visit or call an older person? Do you speak any additional languages?

Join SCCCC as a volunteer befriender.

The SCCCC befriending scheme aims to reduce older people’s feelings of loneliness and isolation through regular telephone calls and visits to their home. These regular conversations help to build a meaningful interaction in a comfortable environment.
The Good Neighbour Scheme is open to older people and volunteers from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

We are especially in need of volunteers who are of African and Caribbean background or volunteers who can speak Urdu, Hindi and/or Punjabi. Where possible, we aim to match volunteers and older people according to their needs (e.g. someone who speaks the same language, from the same cultural background or lives locally).

For more information, contact the Good Neighbour Scheme team on 0114 250 5292 or email Rehneesa at

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