Cyril Flint Befrienders

Charity Number: 1146179

Alex Neil

0161 942 9465

http://www.cyrilflint.org/

Craig House, 33 Ballbrook Avenue, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3JG

Cyril Flint Befrienders aims to tackle the issue of social isolation and loneliness in older members of the community. Research has shown that being lonely can have a negative effect on both your physical and mental health and we feel loneliness is an issue that can be easily relieved.

We offer a premium befriending service to lonely older people in Greater Manchester, matching them with a volunteer who lives nearby and whom they have shared interests with to encourage a long lasting friendship. Volunteers then visit their befriendee for a minimum of one hour a week, most commonly for a cup of tea and a chat!

Despite the fact that we are recruiting new volunteers each month, the demand for a befriender continues to outweigh this and so we have now introduced a telephone befriending service too.

All of our volunteers are trained, DBS checked and supported throughout their volunteering and often tell us how much enjoyment they get out of being a befriender with us!

We want to grow and help combat loneliness in a bigger area but to do this we need increased financial support.

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