Identifying the need for Befriending Support

The Horsham District Befriending Support Survey aim is to learn, from people in the Horsham District, the impact of loneliness and isolation on health and wellbeing, including mental health, confidence, motivation, and social participation.
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The survey went live on the 9 July 2021 for six weeks (until 22 August). 134 people completed or part completed the survey.

Included in this report are five case studies provided by Horsham Central Primary Care Network, demonstrating why there is a need for a Befriending Support Service and highlighting the impact of the Social Prescribing Service.

Healthwatch West Sussex engagement team popped up at Horsham Library in November 2021 and captured some insight from new parents, which is also included in this report.

We would like to ‘thank’ all of the local residents who completed the survey, and shared their stories, to support this work.

Read our report

Healthwatch West Sussex - Identifying the need for a befriending support - HDC

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