|Purpose||To relieve the isolation of vulnerable or elderly people in the area of Hathersage parish by establishing, maintaining and developing a visiting befriending service for the giving of social contact and support.|
|Services||Volunteers are matched with members on an individual basis and act as their member’s befriender in accordance with the principles and policies of Hathersage Befriending Service. This usually involves visiting the member for a few hours each week at their residence. Occasionally volunteers and members may agree to go on an outing together e.g. for coffee and cake at a local cafe.
The role of the volunteer is strictly to act as the member’s befriender and no element of providing (for example) care or cleaning services is involved.
|Geographical area coverage||Part(s) of Derbyshire,Hathersage parish|
|Space for Hire||No|
|Opening Times||Visits are arranged on an agreed specific basis between individual members and volunteers, but usually take place weekly.|
|Eligibility Criteria||Any member of the parish of Hathersage community aged over 17 who supports the purposes of the Service may apply to become a member.|
|Meeting Place||At the member’s residence.|
|Service Costs||No cost to members|
The voluntary groups, organisations, social clubs, charities, social enterprises in this directory are all based in - or work within - Derby and Derbyshire.
The directory is maintained and contributed to by a network of 14 organisations across the region.