Dorchester Friends In Deed
LONELY… ? NEED A FRIEND…?
‘Dorchester Friends In Deed’ is our Church initiative which seeks to improve the quality of life for isolated people, especially the elderly, in the Dorchester area by befriending them.
People can be isolated or feel alone for all sorts of reasons: the nature of a person’s physical or mental health problem, their age, being homebound or have other circumstances which make opportunities for developing friendship difficult. Sometimes people feel alone even when they are in regular contact with others.
Befriending provides safe, reliable, 1-1 friendly contact which should bring companionship, interest and fun.
This is not an evangelistic group but set up entirely to show the love of God to people through our actions, specifically in regard to being a friend to those who might be lonely. We have a group of trained befrienders and received referrals from doctor’s surgeries, Social Services etc.