Sutton Befrienders

Sutton Befrienders aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for people living in the London Borough of Sutton. We do this through matching checked and trained volunteers with elderly adults who socially isolated and lonely, or have care and mobility needs, learning difficulties or disabilities. As well as providing one to one support, we run a wide range of suitable group activities tailored to their needs.

befrienders rosina editWe carefully match service users with volunteers, whether it is to provide regular contact and social interaction, or to support them to re-engage in their community.

We offer both short term and long term one-to-one support, as well as an extensive activity programme including walking groups and social activities.

Interested in volunteering with Sutton Befrienders? Please give us your details here and one of the team will be in touch soon.

Our volunteers can be matched to provide one-to-one support on either a short term or a long term basis. We are also looking for volunteers to lead or support with group activities.

  • Full training including communication skills, confidentiality, risk assessment and safeguarding.
  • Regular support and contact from the Sutton Befrienders coordinators.
  • Extensive activity programme including walking groups and social activities.

How to get support

If you would like the support of a Befriender for yourself or someone you know, contact us and we can meet you to see how best to support you.  

If you are a professional, please speak with a member of the Sutton Befrienders team to advise you of the referral route and process.

Find out more about our current programme of activities.

Protecting yourself and others: adult safeguarding

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To contact the Sutton Befrienders team at Volunteer Centre Sutton please email or cal on 020 8661 5900.