Event Information:

  • Wed

    Befriending Forum

    10:00 - 12:00Reading Voluntary Action

    Third Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

    Reading Voluntary Action and Age UK Reading warmly invite you to an information-sharing and networking event about befriending. This event is aimed at organisations from Reading and the surrounding areas that run befriending schemes, work to reduce social isolation or are just interested in finding out more about befriending.

    • 10:00 - 10:30 The future of befriending schemes: the local situation and national case studies
    • 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break and networking
    • 10:45 - 11:15 Funding
    • 11:15 - 11:45 Volunteers: recruitment and training needs
    • 11:45 - 12:00 Coffee break and networking

    The forum will take place in the Conference Room on the third floor of Reading Central Library. Attendance is free, but please book your place at