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Foyle Befriending Event

On the 16th August 2010 the Foyle Befriending Scheme held its quarterly event in Richmond Hall. The theme of the summer party was Elvis and was held on Elvis’ Anniversary.

There was entertainment and music from Foyle’s very own Elvis (Laurence Porter, Support Worker in the Cookie Company, Richmond Hall). There were also refreshments on offer, which everyone enjoyed after all the dancing!

31 people attended the event and a great night was had by all and Elvis enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame by posing for photographs and signing his autograph on the night. Befriending is a relationship between a volunteer and a recipient, supported and monitored by a voluntary or statutory agency. The Befriending Scheme sees the value of bringing people together to form positive and supportive relationships which reduce isolation, alleviate loneliness and try to prevent additional problems developing among people who suffer or are likely to suffer from mental health problems.

The Befriending Scheme aims to improve the quality of life of adults who experience or who are vulnerable to experiencing mental ill health through promoting the independence of such individuals and encouraging their integration into the local community. Currently there are 16 matches between volunteers and befriendees. in the Foyle Befriending Scheme with 82 service users on the waiting list.

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