BEfriend have been operating in The London Borough of Ealing since 1994, linking volunteer befrienders with isolated and lonely adults who would otherwise see nobody. We recruit and train volunteers who make weekly visits to people, visiting them in their home or taking them out.\r\n\r\nAs well as our general befriending service, we have specialist projects running alongside it:\r\n\r\n \tLinked Minds: providing befriending for those with a diagnosis of a mental health problem. (Working together with Mind in Ealing and Hounslow)\r\n \tCarers Short Breaks Service: Providing weekly short breaks for a carer by staying with the cared for person.\r\n \tDementia befriending: Supporting an adult with a diagnosis of dementia with activities to stimulate their minds.\r\n\r\nMany people experience isolation as they get older. For those without family close by, the weeks can go by without them leaving the house or seeing anyone.\r\n\r\nPeople may be isolated because of a physical or sensory impairment, or maybe because of a mental health problem. It may be that they are unable to leave the house as they are a carer for someone else.\r\n\r\nWe are here to reduce isolation and loneliness among those who have no one else.\r\n\r\nAfter you\u2019ve taken care of the people closest to you, would you consider leaving a gift in your will to help us continue this vital support?\r\n\r\nYour gift would help us to:\r\n\r\n \tRecruit and train more volunteers\r\n \tEnsure we reach those who are most isolated and in need of our support\r\n \tDevelop and widen our services so we can help more people\r\n\r\nWe are incredibly grateful for every gift that people include in their Wills. Whatever you\u2019re able to leave will help create opportunities to end loneliness and isolation.