Connecting with your Community

Connecting with your community is a befriending project, focusing on reducing loneliness and isolation within the Torridge area. All of our befrienders are volunteers.

Clients can be offered the choice of Face-to-Face Visits or Telephone calls, please bear in mind we have a limited number of befriending volunteers, and each referral will be assessed and prioritised on the individual's needs. We cannot guarantee that each referral will have a befriending volunteer matched to them. We can also support clients in accessing local groups and services appropriate to their needs and abilities.

A quote from one of our new CWYC Volunteers – “I thought I was going to like the project and befriending, but I love it! It’s so interesting.” 

A quote from a CWYC client – “It makes all the difference! Having a lovely chat. My volunteer is such a lovely lady. We have so much to talk about and I really look forward to her coming each week.”

Click here for Referral form 

Once Referral form is completed please email - [email protected] 

If you would like to volunteer on this project please just send through your contact details to the above email and our project coordinator Lara will call you for an informal chat.

Our funders:

  • Torridge District Council
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Northam Town Council
  • Bideford Bridge Trust
  • Bideford TC
  • Devon County Council
  • Edward Gosling Foundation
  • Nationwide Building society