Befriending Laois 

Befriending Laois is a befriending service in Laois. The Befriending Laois Service is offered to people who are at risk of becoming isolated and would like to receive regular visits from a volunteer.  

We match people who have a compatible personality and share common interests.  Volunteers offer friendship and a kind listening ear.  

Our volunteers are recruited from the local community and come from a wide range of backgrounds.  Volunteers are trained and garda vetted and supervised by a Befriending Laois Coordinator.

 

The Role of a Befriending Volunteer is:-

  • To Befriend and provide companionship to the older person with whom they have been matched (visits are approximately one hour per week)
  • To alleviate loneliness and isolation for the older person through visits

This project was set up by Laois Partnership under the guidance of ALONE (www.alone.ie).

All volunteers need to be Garda Vetted by Laois Partnership Company.  Contact via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 087 272 0715