Say 'hello' to a new friend with one of our flexible Befriending services


Befriending 2009-2023 Now Closed

Please see Bradford District Befriending website for details of current Befriending Projects across Bradford.

Our History

Shipley Area Links (SAL) Befriending was run in partnership between the HALE Charity in Shipley and Community Action in Bingley.  The SAL scheme supported people in Shipley, Saltaire, Baildon, Bingley, Cottingley, Harden and Nab Wood.  It was funded by the Lottery Partnership.

The service was accredited by the Mentoring & Befriending Foundation with their Approved Provider Standard.

For 13 years we offered a flexible service with home and garden visits, walk and talk and telephone befriending. Our advocate service offered support on a range of issues and our specialist befriender supported people to access groups and activities.

Why volunteering is so important!

Volunteers can make a big difference. As a result of our befriending activity 96% of our clients felt less lonely, and 82% felt less anxious.

If you would like to find out about other volunteering opportunities please call 01274 271088 and ask to speak to  Lesley Danson.

Click here to read some of the case studies from our previous scheme and the difference Befriending has made to people’s lives

Telephone: 01274 271088

Fax: 01274 710843