Befriending works: building resilience in local communities

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Corporate author(s)
Mentoring and Befriending Foundation
Mentoring and Befriending Foundation
Date of publication
1 November 2010
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Health Services
Social welfare
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This report provides an overview of how befriending can contribute to improving the health and well-being outcomes of vulnerable people at risk of social isolation or exclusion from mainstream society. It aims to inform commissioners, practitioners and clinicians working in the health and social care system, local authorities and civil society partner organisations, about how befriending is being delivered in local communities to improve health outcomes and reduce social isolation.

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