Charity launches service for volunteers

The Suffolk Befriending Scheme charity moved into new premises yesterday.'''Pictured: Claire Suddaby (Team and projects manager), Vikki Tinsley (Finance and office manager), Shirley Moore (Chief exec), Tash Young (Administrator and tutor) and Angie Bentley (Training administrator). They are in their new training kitchen ENGANL00120140402122149
The Suffolk Befriending Scheme charity moved into new premises yesterday.'''Pictured: Claire Suddaby (Team and projects manager), Vikki Tinsley (Finance and office manager), Shirley Moore (Chief exec), Tash Young (Administrator and tutor) and Angie Bentley (Training administrator). They are in their new training kitchen ENGANL00120140402122149

A Sudbury charity has launched a new service to enable vulnerable adults to get on the volunteering ladder.

The Befriending Scheme provides friendship and learning opportunities for vulnerable people, including those with learning disabilities, mental health needs and the elderly.

It has launched a new service called Volunteer Plus, which offers those same groups the opportunity to undertake a six-week volunteer programme, where they will receive support and help in running an activity that will benefit others.

Angela Welham-Hagen, from the scheme, said: “We understand that confidence and experience is key to opening the door to volunteer opportunities, meeting new people and learning new skills.

“Volunteer Plus offers vulnerable people a safe environment to grow and learn, ultimately helping themselves and others.”