It’s a service that helps improve the well-being and quality of life of people isolated by epilepsy by encouraging social involvement.
It does this by matching people with like-minded volunteers who can help them take part in a range of social activities:
Within reason, it can be anything … a joint decision between befriendee and befriender.
Listen to one of the befriender volunteers talk about his personal experience of the service. He gives an insight into the relationship between a befriender and their befriendee – the activities they undertake, the process of becoming a befriender with Epilepsy Connections and the benefits to both parties.
What are the benefits for me?
- go out once a fortnight with someone who is friendly and approachable
- try new activities and see new places
- have someone impartial to talk to
- gain confidence in social situations
- start to lead a more independent life.
How do I apply for a befriender?
If you are aged 18 years or over and are living in the Greater Glasgow area, contact the office for an application pack and then come in for an informal chat.