What does the Befriending service provide?
Asylum seekers and refugees sometimes need help with settling in Leeds, making contacts and friends in their local community, finding out about the help and services available to them, as well as overcoming the stress of the asylum process and historic trauma.
LASSN’s befrienders try and help with these issues, but meeting up with an asylum seeker or refugee for a few hours each week, and gradually building a relationship with them.
Befrienders receive training tailored to their role and receive ongoing support from the Befriending Manager.
For more information download this fact sheet
How do I get a befriender or refer someone I know?
Get in touch with the Befriending Manager: Pauline Cook – 07845 298039.
She’ll talk things through and work out if this is the right service for you, or the person you’re calling about.