Befriending Forum on 29 June 2016

News from: Reading Voluntary Action (RVA)

Reading Voluntary Action is pleased to be hosting the first in a series of Befriending Forums in partnership with Age UK Reading. The information-sharing and networking event will take place on Wednesday 29 June, from 10:00 until 12:00 on the third floor of Reading Central Library.

The forum will be an opportunity to discuss befriending in Reading and consider the picture nationally. There will be sessions on the future of befriending schemes, funding, and recruiting volunteers, as well as opportunities to network with people from other organisations with an interest befriending.

It’s hoped the event will be of value to organisations in Reading and the surrounding areas, that run befriending schemes, are working on reducing social isolation or are just interested in finding out more about befriending.

This is a free event and you can book your place at

The Befriending Forum is taking place as part of Ready Friends, a new project which is working to promote existing befriending schemes and encourage more people in Reading to volunteer as befrienders. To find out more contact or come along on 29 June.

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