Praxis Care is a major provider of services for adults
and children with a learning disability, mental ill health, acquired brain
injury and for older people, including people with dementia.
The Praxis Befriending Scheme matches volunteers with people who are suffering from or are in danger of developing mental ill health. Befriending Volunteers help to reduce the social
isolation people can experience due to their mental ill health by providing
companionship and social support, thereby developing social networks and
occasional practical support. Volunteers build friendships which have a lasting
positive impact on both themselves and the people they befriend.
Befrienders get involved with everyday activities with
their Praxis Care friend:
Going for a walk
Meeting for a coffee
Going to the cinema or a local event
The volunteer usually meets once a week, for
approx 2-4 hours, with their friend and engage in a range of social activities,
promoting self confidence and
independence for their new friend.
Volunteers commit to at least 6 months with
All Praxis Care volunteers will be trained
and supported to complete their roles.
A small amount of time could
make a huge difference!