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Widowed young support telephone befriending

Finding support with a befriender


The Native Americans say that if you want to truly understand someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That’s why some of the best people you can turn to for help after losing your spouse or partner, are Care for the Family’s Widowed Young Support befrienders. They have all experienced the pain of loss first hand, but have also begun the journey towards hope and rebuilding.

“I have found new understanding and, most importantly, new hope for the future for me and my children.”

From this place of personal experience of living with loss, our network of trained volunteers can gently come alongside you through our telephone befriending support.

It’s really simple to connect with a befriender. Here’s how it works:

1. Call or email Care for the Family and ask to be put in contact with a befriender.

2. After listening to your story, our coordinator will link you to a befriender whose experiences best match your needs and situation.

3. The befriender will then contact you to start the befriending relationship.

To find out more about our befriending service call us on 029 2081 0800 or email

For more information on our befriending networks, take a look at our frequently asked questions.

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