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Birmingham Deaf Befriending Service

Our Befriending Service supports D/deaf and hard of hearing people across Birmingham who are feeling lonely and isolated.

We provide a friendly face, someone to talk to and practical support such as help with accessing digital information or getting out of the house for a while. Our befriending team offer one to one support as well as access to local social groups.

Our Volunteer Befrienders provide support through:

  • Visiting someone at home.
  • Regular video 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 contact us.

Would you like to be a Volunteer Befriender?

Can you spare an hour a week or more? Would you like to support someone to become less isolated and lonely? If so, you could become a Volunteer Befriender and make a positive difference to someone’s life.

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

If you are interested, please visit our Volunteering page or contact us.

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Opening hours
Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm. Friday, 9am – 4:30pm.
07783 809724 (voice/text/video call)

Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ.

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Want to volunteer with us?

Our volunteers are invaluable and make a huge difference to our work. Whatever your skills, experience and interests, we probably have a volunteering opportunity that will suit you.

A boy with a hearing aid is sitting at the table playing a game, carefully removing bricks from a stack. A member of staff/volunteer is smiling as she watches.