Our Community Companions support is being provided over the phone during the coronavirus outbreak. Face-to-face support will resume once restrictions allow. The age for referrals is now 18+ and the project continues to run in central Bradford and Baildon.
Who are Community Companions?
Community Companions are trained volunteers who telephone or visit adults in their own homes to support their mental wellbeing and help them access local services.
The project aims to improve the mental health of individuals aged 18 or over who are experiencing loneliness, social isolation or depression.
Mind in Bradford runs the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG.
Who can access the service?
If you are 18 or over, lonely or isolated and live in Baildon (BD17) or Central Bradford (BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8, BD9), you could be visited or phoned weekly by one of our volunteers. You will spend quality time together, and the volunteer will offer one-to-one support and encourage you access local activities to build new friendships.
We currently offer support in English, Punjabi and Urdu.
For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 01274 730815.
How can I ask for a Community Companion?
You can refer yourself by completing the referral form or ask someone else to do it for you. Referrals can be made by anyone, providing they have consent from the individual to pass on their details and are happy to receive a call from one of our friendly team.