Rosina is an 87 year old lady who referred herself to Sutton Befrienders in 2019, looking for some company. By her own admission, Rosina doesn’t like her own company so after the passing of her husband and a lot of her friends and siblings, she found herself feeling lonely. We matched her with her volunteer, Alex and in the last year they have been enjoying getting to know one another and getting out and about. They’ve been for walks, to museums and for lots of afternoon teas!
Rosina says about her experience of befriending:
“Alex is a very nice, charming young lady. She takes me in her car to lots of nice places and I enjoy being able to still get out. I enjoy her company and having someone to have a conversation with.”
Want to get befriending support for yourself, or for a friend or family member, or for a resident or patient? Please download and complete this referral form, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or please feel free to call us on 020 8661 5900.