Case Studies – befriending
Here are four case studies that capture the benefits of befriending – both from the volunteer and the client’s point of view:
Joanne’s confidence blossomed as a direct result of being befriended. See here for her case study, as told by her befriender, Barbara.
Johnny was able to give Edward practical help when he realised that his mental health difficulties were exaggerated by not being able to read. Here’s how Johnny helped Edward here.
By volunteering as a befriender Julia also felt rewarded by the time spent with her client. Read about the incredible affect she had on Irene’s life here.
Our Adult Befriending Coordinator, John explains why people enjoy their volunteer befriending role, he says “I totally understand the anxieties around things like using public transport, and so for me to be able to help people become more independent and feel happier in social situations is hugely rewarding.”
Our first three case studies are from January 2017, John’s feedback is from February 2018. All stories are true. Please note however, that we have changed all names (except John’s) to protect our client’s privacy. All images are from a photo library.