Befriending is an ‘everyday solution’ (Raynes et al, 2005) based on a tried and tested recipe; take one person who would like some company, add a second person who likes being with other people and has spare time and mix together. The result is something both people can enjoy and benefit from. Here, Kathleen Gillett and Melanie Dixon explain how a new initiative called ‘VitalLinks’ is supporting and promoting befriending for older people and consider how befriending enhances well‐being.
Gillett, K. and Dixon, M. (2009), "VitalLinks: nurturing emotional well‐being in older people through one‐to‐one communication", Working with Older People, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 20-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/13663666200900066Download as .RIS
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