SHA service users that require additional support out in the community can now request to book an SHA Befriender to support and accompany them in the community. Through the Befriender Service, SHA will provide additional support for our young people and help them to engage in activities that foster healthy, active and fun lifestyles. Our Befriender Service will also serve to cultivate and encourage service user independence and confidence.
SHA BEFRIENDER SERVICE
The SHA Befriender Service is available to all SHA service users. SHA befrienders can be booked to support and encourage our young people out in the community, engaging in external activities. SHA Befrienders are all highly skilled and compassionate members of staff that endeavour to work hard to provide our young people with all the support and guidance that they need to be able to find their independence and to engage in the community and in activities that foster a healthy, fun and active lifestyle.
Befriender Service membership packages
If you would like an SHA befriender to support you, you can subscribe to an SHA Befriender Service membership package. These membership packages can be charged weekly, monthly or annually depending on your needs and requirements.
Once you are subscribed to a membership package you will be able to book an SHA Befriender of your choice whenever you so require (depending on befriender availability and amount of allocated hours), this can be done by agreeing a set weekly booking with your befriender or by one-off bookings made as and when you need them, booked through the Befriender Booking system (see below).
This service is designed to be used at your convenience and can be as flexible or rigid as you so wish so that SHA can meet your needs as best we can, whatever they may be.
Activities you can book befrienders for
Befrienders can be booked to support you for a large variety of activities such as outings and trips, sports activities, cinema trips, walks or attending other group session/activities. SHA Befrienders will support and encourage you to engage in whatever activities you want to do. We endeavour to ensure that this service is user led so that you can choose what you want to do and receive the necessary care and support to be able to do that.
If you have any questions about the SHA Befriender Service or would like to join, please do not hesitate to get in touch.