By commissioning an early intervention service that provides social interaction and companionship, Odiham Cottage Hospital runs a volunteer-led befriending service, operating four days a week; Monday to Thursday.   Referrals are made by local healthcare professionals, and aims to enhance the quality of life for adults living with a long term medical condition in the West Hart and Old Basing community.

This is done by offering clients the opportunity to reduce social isolation and to form a trusting relationship with volunteer befrienders, which in turn may enable the client to:

•    acquire a greater degree of self-confidence and emotional growth

•    enhance their capacity to make use of their own resources, as well those resources available to them within their community, i.e. other voluntary organisations/statutory agencies

•    cultivate and maintain relationships with others while re-connecting with their local community

We are now actively recruiting volunteer befrienders

For more information telephone Una TIlt  01256 393609

Or download the letter and application form