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Befriending Service

COVID-19 Project

This is a new project to support deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind people who are isolated in the West Midlands during the Coronavirus pandemic.

These include people who need:

  • emotional support (someone to talk to)
  • help to understand information about the Coronavirus including what they can or can't do
  • extra support because they have to shield or self-isolate because they have symptoms
  • shopping or a food parcel delivery

Funded by The National Lottery and Birmingham City Council, our Volunteer Befrienders will provide the extra support.

If you know of anyone who is deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind, live in Birmingham or the West Midlands and they need extra support, please contact us.

Text/call 07702 532824

Email befriending@bid.org.uk


Would you like to be a Volunteer Befriender?

There are many deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind people
isolating at home in Birmingham and the West Midlands
during this COVID-19 outbreak and they may be feeling fed up, lonely and sad.

Do you have any free time to spare an hour a week or more?

If so, you could become a Volunteer Befriender and make a positive difference to the lives of those stuck at home.

Training, PPE will be provided and we will cover travel expenses.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Befriender, please let us know.

Text/call 07702 532824

Email befriending@bid.org.uk