An introduction to Friendly Faces, Peterborough, by Melanie Hurcombe.

Friendly Faces is a small company offering one to one companionship and friendship to all people of all ages and all backgrounds.

We are the only company in the area offering a bespoke service which is exclusively client focussed. Our clients range in age from 8 – 88 and we offer personalised activities which include: support for medical appointments, lifts to the swimming baths, friendship for lunch, walks in Ferry Meadows, shopping in Cambridge, visits to the cinema, company for a concert, a drive in the countryside, a trip to the seaside and support to their families.

We visit, or call for, people from their own homes at times to suit the individual whether that be in the morning for a chat, an evening visit for a trip to the cinema or during the weekend to alleviate a long and often lonely time before other visitors and events restart on Monday.

Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds and needs; many often struggle, through depression and other mental health issues, to be full and active members of society so to see the joy on someone’s face when an act of independence, or indeed inclusion, has been achieved is so rewarding and to enable individuals to re-enjoy activities that have been out of reach to them for so long is incredibly satisfying.

We work collaboratively, when required, with other professional organisations particularly the NHS, ensuring that all health and social needs can be met, we pride ourselves on our ability to work closely with other members of the family too so that we offer the support required and which is in keeping with family traditions, needs and expectations. We are there to offer additional social support when the family are on holiday, or just unable to call on a particular occasion, giving peace of mind to all concerned.

If you feel we can be of service to you or a member of your family then please call and we will be delighted to visit you in the comfort of your own home.