Community Companions is available to anyone aged 18 and over living in Bradford District and Craven who is struggling with loneliness, social isolation and mental health issues.
Once you are matched with a befriender they will meet with you for up to one hour each week in-person to listen to you and encourage you to get out into the community. Your befriending support with your match will last for three months.
How does Community Companions help?
David volunteers as a Community Companion, watch the video to hear more about the service and how it helps him and his befriending client.
What will happen next after I submit a referral to Community Companions?
After completing your referral form we’ll match you with a befriending volunteer based on your preferences. Your befriender will meet you for one hour every week for 3 months. They will help build your confidence and gradually encourage you to access to local community groups, activities and services that help with your mental health and wellbeing.
Can I get support from Community Companions in different languages?
We currently offer befriending support in English, Punjabi and Urdu. Other languages may be available, please contact us before you submit your referral application.