Our pilot Befriending Project which is currently set up to work with Women repeat Offenders with substance misuse issues. To expand this project out to other disadvantaged service users both male and female with alcohol, substance misuse, mental health issues who would benefit from a befriender
It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011
Registered Charity in Scotland (SC021740)
Service users will have many different issues that have led to social isolation and once isolated it is often nearly impossible to integrate into the wider community. Through a befriending service we hope to assist these service users to make lifestyle choices and if they wish changes that will move them forward and into the community and feel they can fully participate and be included. We also see that Social isolation which will be increased by cuts to current support services
We will recruit and train volunteers who will help to develop positive relationships with clients based around social activities, however the longer term aim is the development of a nurturing, trusting, reliable and supportive relationships where the client will be encouraged to set objectives that will guide them to leading a more positive, independent and inclusive lifestyle
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