Many people with community care needs are excluded in some way from participating in social and community life.
Community care policies have led to numbers of potentially vulnerable people living independently across the borough of Walsall. One commonly reported problem for these people is a sense of isolation. This isolation may be related to practical difficulties such as lack of transport, fear of leaving the house, fear of crime, bereavement, or language and cultural barriers.
Our befriending service provides companionship for isolated people in the community. It provides the chance to develop new relationships, and opportunities to participate in social activities.
We also provide a ring around service to have conversations with isolated people on the phone to ensure their mental and social wellbeing.