Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D.) is a local charity providing a wide range of services for people with physical & sensory disabilities and their carers living in Havering.

We are currently seeking volunteers for our Befriending Service. If you can spare a few hours a week or fortnightly to have a chat or share a pastime with a disabled person living in Havering so that they can spend quality time independently from their carer.

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Some of the activities our current befrienders enjoy range from bowling, going to the cinema & museums. Or if you and your matched befriendee fancy something a bit more relaxing you could go for walks in the park, play board games or simply sit and share stories over a cuppa.

In return H.A.D will organise a DBS check, provide training and ongoing support. We also pay travelling expenses and all reasonable out of pocket expenses. We are preparing a program of additional training from Mental Health Awareness to First Aid.

For more information about volunteering as a Befriender in Havering and how you could transform someone’s life and quite possibly your own please contact Clare Kelly on 01708 476554 or email Clarekelly@hadhavering.co.uk