Befriending Service

"Befriending offers a supportive, reliable relationship to people who would otherwise be socially isolated."

Befriending Networks

At Bramber Bakehouse, we are committed to supporting women as they seek to improve their health, wellbeing, self-confidence, and independence. 

In response to valuable feedback from our graduates, we’ve launched a befriending service creating opportunities for our graduates to build social connections, reduce isolation and work towards accessing further opportunities in their local communities.

Could you be a befriender?

Our kind, caring and committed volunteers provide weekly 121 befriending (via scheduled telephone and/or online video calls) to matched graduates of Bramber Bakehouse.


The role takes approximately 2 hours per week, including call time and befriending related admin.


To find out more download our role description.


Applications are currently closed.

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Benefits of befriending

As a befriender you have the opportunity to positively benefit another woman’s life.


Befriending improves health and wellbeing – not only for the woman you’re supporting, but for you too!


Some of the mutual benefits of befriending can include building:

  • meaningful connection
  • confidence
  • self-esteem
  • a supportive network
  • a sense of belonging
"When you are in this situation you may feel alone. Meeting, talking and sharing even if the problems are different - I felt I am not alone."
Bramber graduate

Access befriending

Please note, befriending is only available to graduates of Bramber Bakehouse


Befriending is delivered via dedicated Bramber Bakehouse volunteers. They are women from all walks of life, who are passionate about supporting you to improve your health, wellbeing, self-confidence and independence.


We do our best to match you with a supportive befriending volunteer with whom you may share similar interests, hobbies or identities.



If you have any questions about our befriending service, please get in touch with our Progression Support Coordinator below.

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