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Befriending Service

Our befriending service supports Deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind people across the West Midlands who are feeling lonely and isolated.

Our volunteer befrienders can provide support through:

  • visiting someone at home for a chat and company
  • weekly video calls, telephone calls, texts or emails
  • going for a local walk together
  • accompanying someone to join local clubs, groups and activities

Would you like to receive our support? Know someone who would benefit from receiving support through our befriending service?

Please feel welcome to complete our Befriending Referral Form or contact us on:

Mobile: 07783 809 724 (Voice/Text/Video Call)

Email: befriending@bid.org.uk

Would you like to be a Volunteer Befriender?

Do you have any free time to spare an hour a week or more? Would you like to support someone to feel less isolated and lonely?

If so, you could become a Volunteer Befriender and make a positive difference to people's lives.

Training will be provided and travel expenses are covered whilst volunteering.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Volunteer Befriender, please visit our Apply to Volunteer page or feel welcome to contact us on:

Mobile: 07783 809 724 (Voice/Text/Video Call)

Email: volunteer@bid.org.uk