good friends

We provide follow-up support for Good Moves completers through our Good Friends project, which offers peer-support groups in multiple languages to keep building on action-planning, walking groups to explore the local area in a friendly, sociable environment, and more intensive 1-2-1 befriending for those most isolated and vulnerable.

Good Friends participants are those who:

• are isolated due to their long-term condition(s) and/or disabilities affecting their ability or confidence to navigate the outside world

• have become overly dependent on busy family members and feel ‘burdensome’ or disempowered

• are fearful to leave the house due to language skills and, as migrants or refugees, not feeling fully settled or comfortable in their local area yet

Our work so far has shown that Good Moves is an opportunity to reach and engage a wide variety of people who do not necessarily have access to the mainstream of society. The courses provide a rare chance to build trust and a relationship over two months, which is then an excellent platform on which to focus and develop the support for those most vulnerable.

I made many friends in this group. I previously did no exercise. We now go for swimming and walking together. This has helped me to increase my confidence level like other participants. Now I am very happy person compared to when I joined!
— Good Moves Completer

become a Befriender

Are you someone who is interested in other people, a good listener, reliable and could commit to volunteering 2-3 hours each week. If this sounds like you apply today! We offer full support and accredited training for all our befrienders.