Sutton Befrienders

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Friendship, support and social activities for adults in Sutton 

Sutton Befrienders provide volunteer befrienders, buddies and run sociable groups and activities, we work with all age adults in the London Borough of Sutton. We aim to help reduce social isolation, loneliness and promote wellbeing.

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. 

We 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.

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Become a Volunteer Befriender or Activity Buddy and make someone feel less lonely

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.
Find out more about our current programme of activities.

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


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How to get support

If you would like the support of a Befriender or Activity Buddy 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.

Before referring please read the Sutton Befrienders referral criteria 

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

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