Volunteers Bringing Friendship to the Lives of Older Adults
In the heart of Farnham, we recognise the challenges faced by older individuals who are isolated at home, struggling with loneliness. At Right at Home Guildford & Farnham, we've taken the initiative to address this issue through our Befriending Service, focused on the Farnham area for now.
Our Service: Our Befriending Service offers a simple yet powerful solution - weekly or bi-weekly one-hour visits from our dedicated volunteers, who we fondly call "Friends of Right at Home." These visits take place in the comfort of the client's own home, providing an opportunity for a warm cup of tea, a friendly chat, or even encouraging a short outing.
What We Don't Offer: Please note that our our Befriending Service is completely voluntary this does not provide provide support with medication, meal preparation, personal care, or financial matters. If you or your loved one require assistance with any of these services, we encourage you to explore Right at Home's comprehensive paid-for care services.
Who Can Benefit: Our Befriending Service is designed for elderly individuals residing in their own homes in the Farnham area. Referrals can come from the individuals themselves, their friends and family, or healthcare professionals.
Who We Cannot Support: Our volunteers are not equipped to provide support for individuals with mental illness or mental health conditions, drug or alcohol dependencies, or those in need of counselling. Additionally, we are unable to visit homes where smoking is allowed. However, depending on the level of dementia symptoms, we can offer support to individuals living with dementia.
Geography: Our Befriending Service is currently available in the Farnham area, covering postcodes GU9 and GU10.
Get in Touch: If you or someone you know could benefit from our Befriending Service or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to make a positive difference in the lives of older adults in our community.
Join Us in Bringing Companionship to Farnham's Seniors!