We simply cannot change the future of loneliness alone. Be a Friend is a movement of organisations and individuals working together to make this change. We need your support and we are passionate about working with companies to find simple, creative solutions; there are lots of different ways that your company can Be a Friend.
Step 1: Get in touch - so that we can help plan the perfect partnership, together.
Step 2: Take a look at our resources page, which has all the downloadable posters and templates you’ll need to get your workplace on board, or contact us for a kit of materials.
Step 3: Make your promise to Be a Friend on the website - whether that’s through employee or customer engagement, volunteering, sharing your skills… or something entirely different!
In need of ideas?
- Does your business deliver goods, reach out to people or offer friendly services? Be a Friend and partner with us.
- Does your business work with isolated people? Be a Friend by helping us spread the word so they can receive vital support.
- Promote the campaign internally to your workforce. Encourage everyone to take home a postcard and use it to introduce themselves to a neighbour. It really is that simple!
- Host a Be a Friend tea party in your office and raise funds to support our services for lonely older people.
When you’re a Friend, you’re helping to reverse the trend. Let’s spread the word using our knowledge, materials and media to really make a difference.