If you are part of a community group, voluntary organisation, tenants' association, charity, local authority or business who has issues with loneliness and social isolation and would like to develop an award-winning The Friendly BenchⓇ scheme in your own community, join our network and reconnect your community back to itself.
Working in partnership with you, we would project manage the design, build, installation process, training to support the set up and operation of The Friendly BenchⓇ scheme for you.
Once launched the scheme would become part of The Friendly BenchⓇ network. All The Friendly BenchⓇ network members receive ongoing advice, support and guidance, free to use marketing resources, event calendar, PR support and promotion. Members also have access to shared best practice, information and links to other The Friendly BenchⓇ members to ensure your The Friendly BenchⓇ is a success.
To find out if your group or organisation is eligible for The Friendly BenchⓇ simply complete our short eligibility questionnaire
On the BBC
The Friendly Bench CIC was recently filmed by BBC East Midlands and then featured on BBC News's website and Facebook page.
Here's the video.