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Helen’s Befriending Service

Helen’s Befriending Service

About the service

Providing respite for carers who need a break for themselves. Allows them to have some “me” time, socialise with family and friends, attend appointments.

Providing companionship, support and a listening ear to those who feel lonely and isolated. Restricted mobility and being unable to drive often leaves people cut off. A visit from a befriender can lift someone’s mood, give them something to look forward to and make life meaningful again.

The service involves just sitting and chatting in the person’s own home and talking about everyday things, interests, memories and what matters to that individual. Listening to the client is an important part of that time also. It does not involve any form of care ie: washing, dressing, dispensing of medication, meal preparation or transport.

Confidentiality and discretion assured. Fully insured. CRB certified. Character references available.
Areas covered: West Cornwall. Penzance to Camborne to Helston and the areas in between.
This is a fee paying service. The charge is £15 per hour.

About me

I am an experienced registered nurse of over forty years. I have studied with the Open University obtaining a science degree which included courses concerning mental health, dementia and management. I have worked in many specialities but in the last twenty years I have been the deputy matron of a dementia care home and a staff nurse in care of the elderly. I have been befriending for the past eighteen months in my spare time.

I like reading, music, cinema, cats and wildlife, travelling, socialising, particularly “ladies who lunch” and take coffee. There is nothing like a good chat.

If you are interested please contact me to arrange a free informal meeting so I can introduce myself in person and you can see if this service is what you want.


Proprietor: Helen Veale RGN/BSc
Tel: 01736 756273
Mob: 07759326737
62 Fore St
St Erth
Hayle TR27 6HT



62 Fore StreetSt Erth, Cornwall, TR27 6HT
United Kingdom


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