Our Croydon based, Social Inclusion Service is made up of the Befriending Service, the Mentoring Service and User-led Groups. It is key that individuals and volunteers are matched based on interests and needs. We support any person over the age of 18 who is at risk of, or experiencing social exclusion in Croydon. Referrals are welcome from community mental health teams and GP’s as well as self-referrals for our user-led groups.
How can we help?
Our Befriending Service aims to build professional friendships to support people who have become socially isolated. This service includes:
- Community befriending involves meeting individuals in the community, building confidence and achieving goals through professional friendships, connecting to the community and increasing social interaction.
Our Mentoring Service aims to help clients identify goals that can be worked towards with the support of a volunteer mentor. Our dedicated mentors build on individual’s skills and empower them to live as independently as possible. This is achieved by:
- Building self-confidence and action planning
- Accessing volunteering, work, education and community activities
- Working on a healthy routine
Our User-led Groups empower people to help decide how the groups are run and what they do. Emphasis is placed on running activities and getting involved with the local community. Community-based groups include bowling, walking and badminton. For timetable please contact us.
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For further information regarding our Croydon social inclusion service please do not hesitate to call us on 020 8253 7078