Befriending Service in south Cotswolds

People are what make our communities vibrant and interesting, so every single person matters.

GRCC understands the issues affecting local people – acknowledging that sometimes, through bereavement, ill-health, family moving away, or simply the times we live in; people can feel lonely, isolated and vulnerable, particularly in later life.

We know how important social contact is in making us feel a valued and vibrant part of our community.

People For You has been providing a free volunteer befriending service for nearly ten years.  We cover Fairford, Lechlade, Tetbury, and surrounding villages in the south Cotswolds.  

Our volunteer visitors are local people you can rely on. They will visit you on a regular basis, offering companionship, a chance for a chat, or to share a laugh, and a listening ear – everything you need from a valued friend.

We’ll visit you before putting you in touch with a friend in your area, to make sure we match you with someone you’ll get on with.

All our volunteer visitors:-
• are local, reliable people who can bring the community to you
• have a genuine interest in meeting you

Their visits can have a positive impact on your health and well-being; research has shown that social contact makes us healthier as well as happier.

Contact Us
For more information email Sue Black sue.peopleforyou@grcc.org.uk or call on 07810 630167. 

GRCC is delivering People For You in partnership with the Churn Project's Good Neighbours befriending scheme and Cotswold Friends.  Together we cover the whole of Cotswold District.

The befriending project is funded by a Reaching Communities grant from the Big Lottery.