The Karis Befriends project is about supporting older people who feel isolated and lonely. Our main focus is visiting and befriending people within their own homes and where possible encouraging them to get out into their local community. Alongside home visiting we arrange regular social events and offer practical and advocacy support when needed. Encouraging and enabling older people to continue to connect and flourish later in life.
We continue to work in mainly Ladywood, Harborne and Edgbaston areas.
Activities in relation to Covid 19:
Our home visits into people’s homes, our group and social events are all on hold for now as we follow Government guidelines and look to keep everyone safe, especially older and vulnerable people. Therefore, we are offering befriending connections in suitable ways, for example by telephone, email, social distance walks or doorstep deliveries and chats.
We are also keeping in regular contact with those who usually connect into our group activities, for example our regular Time for Tea events, our Senior Life Group and our Art Group. Whether by post, email, phone calls and deliveries. We are encouraging digital connections where possible, for example participation in our zoom Time for Tea. We can also, connect people to other organisations if they are needing help to get online safely.
In addition, we are able to connect people into our KBF Advice Project, where our worker can help with benefit checks, welfare queries and help completing paperwork and making phone calls. This can be done over the phone or in a safe way in person when necessary.
Wednesdays, Once a month - suspended at present
Arts and Craft Group
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wellspring Room, Church of the Redeemer, Monument Rd, Birmingham B16 8UZ
Arts and Craft group contact us for more information 0121 455 7524 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, Weekly- suspended at present
Senior Life Group
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kenrick Centre, Mill Farm Road, Birmingham, B17 0QX
Weekly get together, for more information 0121 455 7524 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sundays, Bi-Monthly - suspended at present
Time for Tea
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Onneley House, 109 Court Oak Rd, Birmingham B17 9AA
An afternoon tea every few months, for more information 0121 455 7524 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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