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Description
Befrienders are urgently required throughout the Derbyshire Dales for Readycall Macmillan. We provide befriending and practical support (such as shopping, dog walking, or transport to cancer related appointments) to people aged 60 and over, who are, or have been affected by cancer and other life-limiting conditions and those who care for them.

Chatting over a cuppa, or taking a gentle stroll can offer much needed contact and companionship to someone who is lonely or isolated in your local area. Time commitment needed can be flexible and we provide training and out of pocket expenses.

The area covered is the Derbyshire Dales, which includes: Ashbourne, Bakewell, Brailsford, Doveridge, Hathersage, Hartington and Matlock. We have 2 offices, one in Ashbourne and one in Bakewell. Please do contact us to have a chat about joining our friendly team of volunteers! Minimum age is 18.

Partner
Readycall - VCS Peaks & Dales

Who to contact
Sarah Hallam, Southern Dales Coordinator (Ashbourne office), or Sam Tock, Northern Dales Coordinator (Bakewell office).

Contact details
sarah@vcspd.org Telephone 01335 348600
sam@vcspd.org Telephone 01629 693693

Geographical area
Derbyshire Dales

Type of befriending
Home visiting

I want to support someone who is/has
Dementia
Health condition or illness
Hearing impairment
Learning difficulty or disability
Mental health issues
Older person
Physical disability
Rural isolation
Social isolation
Visual impairment

Date added
27 October 2015