Befriender/Support Friend for socially isolated - Short Term

We are looking for friendly, compassionate people to visit socially isolated people in the Portsmouth area.

To offer companionship to people who are unable to get out and have few visitors. 

This is a short term befriending role, helping someone out for a set amount of time. For example it might be supporting someone for a couple weeks to get used to going back outside again after the covid pandemic. 



Good listening and communication skills

Able to travel around Portsmouth.

Friendly attitude and non-judgemental.

ID checks, references and Criminal check will need to be carried out 


  • Not suitable for under 18's
  • Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
  • Will require references

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Availability Details

appointments for visits arranged for mutually agreed times.

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