Event Information:

  • Thu

    Befriending Forum

    12:30 - 13:30Reading Central Library

    Third Floor, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

    16 May 2019 is the date of the next Befriending Forum on the third floor of Reading Central Library. It’s open to anyone wanting to reduce loneliness and social isolation in Reading – community groups, organisations and individuals.

    Lunch and networking at 12:30 will be followed by:

    • Launch of the Ready Friends toolkit - With hard copies for all attendees and a presentation of the online version.
    • Round-table discussion about transport - Transport is under the spotlight in a round-table discussion lead by Peter Absolon from Readibus.
    • Celebrating friendship volunteers - There will be an event in Reading during national Befriending Week to celebrate the contribution of friendship volunteers. Find out from the Forum’s working group what’s being proposed and how you and your volunteers can get involved.

    Free event but please register at to confirm your place.