About Us

Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network is a partnership of organisations providing befriending services to adults in Derbyshire.  It exists to make sure that isolated and vulnerable adults in Derbyshire who could benefit from befriending support are able to do so, and to make sure that people who use befriending services can be confident that they are safe and well run.

We define befriending as a service where one person (usually a volunteer) provides one-to-one support and encouragement to another person.  The volunteer is someone other than a family member or friend and the relationship is set up and supported by an organisation.

Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network is managed by local charity South Derbyshire CVS on behalf of Derbyshire County Council which funds the initiative.

Want to help?

Volunteer befrienders are all ages and from all parts of Derbyshire - please browse through our current volunteer opportunities, or contact us to find out more

Looking for a befriender?

If you are looking for a befriending service, for yourself or someone else, or would like to refer someone to receive a service, you can find more information on the Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network pages on Derbyshire County Council's website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/trustedbefriending or contact us for more information.