The Befriending Arran Project has been running since 2017. Volunteers and people referred or self-referred are carefully matched together for compatibility. Regular checks are carried out to confirm that the match is successful for both parties.
The referred person can be visited at home or accompanied out by the volunteer to activities, or simply for coffee and a chat. There have been many successful matches carried out over the years.
When Covid restrictions were put in place those involved switched to Skype, Facetime, or telephone to ensure continuity of contact.