What does the Befriending service offer?
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 on-going support from the Volunteers Manager.
For more information download this fact sheet [link to doc]
How do I get a befriender or refer someone I know?
Get in touch with the Volunteers Manager: Nola Pugh – 07845 298 039
She’ll talk things through and work out if this is the right service for you, or the person you’re calling about.
How can I help?
If you are interested in becoming a befriender, please fill in the online application form and we will be in touch as soon as we start to recruit volunteers again.