Befriending can make a real difference to young people.
Who, often at a time of transition or change, find that they need the dedicated support of another person to help them navigate their way through
Befriending involves the development of a relationship in which one person, who is not a family member or close friend, gives time to support and encourage another to make changes in their life. The aim of befriending support is to build supportive relationships over time and can include social elements within it. Befriending tends to develop more informal, supportive relationships. These relationships are not time limited which is often the case with mentoring relationships. Our befrienders have lived experience of homelessness and can offer support from a place of their own real world experience.