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Building Futures Together - Slough Multilingual Telephone Befriending Service

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
01753 555650

Where to go

Regal Court Business Centre
42 - 44
High Street

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Please note this a free service and anyone over 18 can access it.

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