The Friendship 4 All Scheme – Hertfordshire and Essex

Friendship 4 All is a friendship scheme supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

Areas covered in Hertfordshire:
East Herts and Broxbourne, Welwyn and Hatfield, Hertsmere, Watford and Three Rivers

Areas covered in Essex:
Epping Forest, Harlow District, Uttlesford

Activities taking place with our Friendship 4 All scheme

One-to-one befriending– the Friendship Scheme co-ordinator arranges for volunteers to form a friendship with an adult who has learning disabilities. With the support of our co-ordinator, volunteer befrienders share a little bit of their leisure time with their friend and support them to get out and about, use local leisure and social facilities and have a fuller social life. The activities they might do together could include: playing pool or darts in the pub, theatre trips, shopping or lunch in town, going to gigs, country walks and so much more.
Social Groups – Friendship 4 All organise varied group activities and events during which the scheme members meet with friends and make new friends. Activities include, for example, canal boat trips, archery, bowling evenings, pub meals, trips to London etc. These activities are organised at least once a month and are supported by community volunteers;
Local Connect Groups – Friendship 4All supports adults with learning disabilities living in the same locality to meet regularly with friends in the community.

How to find out more-
For East Herts and Broxbourne, Welwyn and Hatfield, Uttlesford, Harlow District and Epping Forest-
Call the co-ordinator Emma Metcalfe on:
07894 256255
Or call the office on:
01920 484946
Or send an e-mail to:

For Hertsmere and Watford and Three Rivers-
Call the co-ordinator Nikki Ward on:
07973 631348
Or call the office on:
01923 223554
Or send an e-mail to:

For the Connect groups-
Call the connect groups facilitator on:
07790 557587
Or send an e-mail to: