How To Refer

Who is eligible for the service?

The service is available to those:
  • Aged 60+
  • Resident of the south east area of Glasgow
  • Who do not have adequate social or emotional support networks or are otherwise socially isolated or live alone
  • Who have recently been discharged from hospital or community health services


To make a referral please contact the office initially.
 
Role of Referrer:
  • Provide us with as much information needed to enable us to match your client with a Befriender
  • Be available if a problem occurs
  • Referrer’s expectations need to be clear at time of referral
  • All referrers will be asked to complete an evaluation questionnaire 6 months after the match 
  • Referrers need to make their clients aware of what the volunteer Befriender is there for and what is not part of the Befriender's role - a Befriender's role is to offer companionship


NO NURSING DUTIES OR HOME HELP DUTIES ARE INVOLVED

 

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