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Community Companions now help over-55s

The referral age for Community Companions has been lowered to 55+.

The befriending service, which helps people who feel lonely and depressed, was launched last year for people aged 65+ but those aged 55 or over will now be able to access it. 

Community Companions are trained volunteers who visit or telephone people to support their mental wellbeing and help them access local services. The project was piloted in Baildon and recently expanded to cover central Bradford. It’s run by Mind in Bradford in partnership with Bradford Districts CCG and the Muslim Health Service.

To find out more about the referral process and which areas are covered, go to our Community Companions page. Information on volunteering to become a befriender can be found here.

Posted on: 6th July 2020

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