Service Update, March 2022

Essex Befriends service ceases on 31st March 2022 and has been retendered. The befriending contract will then transfer to Age Well East as part of a range of health and wellbeing services being offered by Provide CIC. Clients already referred who are not matched with a befriender will be contacted to ask for their consent to have their information shared with the new befriending provider, Age Well East. Clients who already have a befriender with Essex Befriends will continue with that for as long as the befriender continues to volunteer.

Action for Family Carers will continue to provide befriending for Carers. To make a referral please use this link: https://affc.org.uk/make-a-referral or call Action for Family Carers on 0300 7708090.