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Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern

Local help for local people

The Resource Centre, Murchfield Community Centre, Sunnycroft Lane, Dinas Powys, CF64 4QQ

Tel 029 20513700


Befriending Project

DPVC run a long term befriending project. It aims to reduce social isolation of older people in Dinas Powys and Llandough. Originally supported by the Big Lottery the project is now completely funded by DPVC. Volunteers from DPVC encourage and support older people to become more involved with their communities, families and friends.We can offer short or long term befriending, telephone befriending, support to get out and about again after a hospital stay or bereavement or illness. Please contact Judith on 029 20513700 or 07484 601425

Or email

‘ I never thought it would make such a big difference to anybody’s life giving up one morning a week’

Befriending Volunteer

I look forward to her coming. I know when she’s coming and that she is not going to ring up and say she’s not coming’

Service user

‘Anybody who is thinking of volunteering, maybe what they wouldn’t have thought of is the impact it has on themselves as well’

Befriending Volunteer

‘Well, I look forward to Wednesdays and that’s a fact. We talk about the same things and that’s rare to find

Service User

Both men and women often find it difficult to readjust after losing, or becoming separated from, family or friends. One of the aims of this project is to help reduce feelings of loss and isolation by developing a social network within the community.

DPVC has a dedicated co ordinator whose role is to develop and expand the support already offered by them.