Become a Befriender
If you have Parkinson’s or are a carer of someone with Parkinson’s and want to make new friendships with similar people then becoming a Befriender could be just what you need.
Our Befrienders are parents, grandparents and adult family members who give and receive support to people who may be in a similar situation to you or with whom you share common interests. You will arrange with your peer, how and when to meet, which can be done via telephone, videocall or email chat.
Being a Befriender is not an onerous task and we will always ensure you are happy and committed to starting a new friendship. While Befriending, you can agree times or ways of contacting that suits you both, so that this can easily fit with any other commitments you may have.
In between peer support, you will have an opportunity to attend regional events or volunteer to help us with other parts of our work.
Our commitment to you also is to provide support during the process of your Befriending. Regular feedback via email and telephone gives you the opportunity to share how things are going and we hope that this will be a positive experience for both you and your new friend.
If you are interested in getting in contact with one of our Befrienders or becoming a Befriender, please complete our enquiry form.