Congratulations to St Monica Trust’s Community Befriending Scheme!

St Monica Trust Community Befriending Scheme is proud to announce they have won the GHP Social Care Award for Best Elderly Home Care Provided 2018 – South West Category.

The Befriending Scheme covers Bedminster, Southville Ashton, Stockwood, Whitchurch and Hengrove. The scheme matches older people with local volunteers, who visit them in their homes on a weekly basis. You can choose to spend your visits having a chat, sharing family photos or playing board games, the choices are endless.

This is a mutually beneficial scheme for the volunteer and the older person which enhances both their lives in many different ways. For the older person it’s known to feel like the volunteer brings the outside world into their home, and for the volunteer it’s known to fill a part of their lives that they have missed and cherished. The benefits can be endless.

If you know someone who would benefit from a weekly visit or you would like to volunteer yourself.  Please contact:

Karen Bennett – Community Befriending Officer

Tel: 0117 305 2365 or 07875 406844


St Monica Trust is part of the LinkAge Network.