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.”