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Befriending Scheme - Mind in Harrow

One-to-one friendship and support, generally on a weekly basis, meeting at a venue of the service user's choice, usually for a period of a year or more. Befrienders are volunteers who are supported by the scheme.

First Floor, 132-134 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
Umbrella org:
National Mind
Area serviced:
Contact name:
Meg Hegarty or Chandrakant Shah (Befriending Coordinators)
020 8426 0929 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5.00) 0208 515 7852, (Meg: Mon, Thur, Fri) 020 8515 7870, (Chandra: Thu)
Opening times:
Befriending staff are available on Mon, Tue and Thu - voicemail is in use at other times, or you can phone the general number.
Who is it for:
People aged 18 and over living in the borough of Harrow who have serious long-term mental health problems and are lonely and isolated, and are eligible for a personal budget or are self-financed
Service offered in various community languages
Disabled access:
We will arrange an accessible venue for any meetings on assessment for this service
There is an initial assessment fee of £150 and a matching fee of £300. Befriending costs £19.00 per hour. Each visit lasts 2 hours. (We recommend 44 sessions per year for best outcomes)
How to apply:
1.Through the care co-ordinator (if you have one) or the lead professional. 2. Call or email the Befriending Scheme Coordinator. He/she will be able to give you more information, advise you how to include this opportunity into your support plan and give you a more detailed programme. 3. Once the support plan has been agreed, the service coordinator will contact you.
114, 140, 182, 183, 186, 223, 258, 340, 395, H9, H10, H11, H18, H19
Harrow on the Hill (Metropolitan)
Pay and Display car park at nearby St George's and St Ann's shopping centre's
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