Friendshipworks, formerly Friends United Network, provides long term adult volunteer befrienders for children from lone, single parent families in the boroughs of Camden, Islington and Southwark. The befrienders take their matched child out once a week for 3 to 4 hours for a minimum of two years, thus providing a long-term supportive one-to-one relationship for a child with an adult outside of their direct family. This is not an emergency response service and after referral it can take several months to find a volunteer for a child.
Friendship Works, formerly Friends United Network
Who to contact
- Family Action Head Office
- N1 7GR
Time / date Details
- Opening times/date
- Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm
- Cost Details
- Who is this service for?
- Children from single-parent families in Camden and Islington.
- Can I refer myself?
- How to refer or apply
There is a referral form which can be faxed or posted to our office
- Additional Languages
- Friends United Network tries to find interpreters when necessary