Event Information:

  • Thu

    June Befriending Forum – on Zoom

    13:00 - 14:30Online Event

    Before Covid-19, it looked like the national conversation about loneliness and social isolation had started to go a little quiet, but the current crisis has thrown it back into the spotlight.

    Community organisations across Reading have created telephone check-in chats with their members and some have transitioned to distance befriending services. The need to address loneliness in new ways that respect social distancing have created new challenges for everyone.

    At this online Befriending Forum we will look at and share our stories and ideas on the following issues:

    • What has worked well so far and what we have learnt
    • What local people facing loneliness need more of and where the gaps are
    • What local community groups need to start up or develop befriending services, and feedback on the current Ready Friends training resources
    • Mental health services – information on what’s available locally

    To book a place please click on this link:

    If you have any problems registering or finding the Zoom link, please contact Rhiannon: