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Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact service providers directly to confirm if the service is still available

Building Futures Together (BFT) Multilingual Telephone Befriending Service

Coronavirus status: OPEN

What is Befriending?

Befriending makes a real difference to people's lives, often at a time of change, people need support of another person to help them through a difficult time. This could be for variety of reasons following separation, domestic abuse, coping with a child with special needs, bereavement, radicalisation are just some reasons but not limited.

What will Befriending Service provide?

Telephone Befriending is a service provided by a trained befriender who will contact you weekly or fortnightly. BFT will offer you befriending service in your language and cultural needs.

Who are BFT Telephone Befrienders:

Our volunteers are recruited from a range of backgrounds and cultures who provide support and company to anyone in need of regular and friendly telephone chat.

What do BFT volunteers offer:

  • A friendly chat
  • A general conversation
  • Support and a listening ear
  • Signposting

Eligibility criteria includes but is not restricted:

  • Feeling isolated
  • Depressed
  • Lonely
  • Experience any form of Domestic abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Radicalisation concerns¬†

Who to contact

Building Futures Together (BFT)
Ask for BFT - Befriending Service
01753 555650
This service is primarily for Slough residents.   

Where to go

Regal Court Business Centre
42 - 44
High Street

Other Details


Please note this currently is a free service for anyone over 18.  


We will add a secure link shortly you can refer both for organisations or self referrals
Other notes

Our aim to assist any resident but with a focus on the BAMER communities due to lack of provision of this type of service in Slough.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations