I feel it has made me a more confident person in areas of my life. Before I would just get my shopping and head back home. The befriender has helped me grow in my places I would go by his friendly approach. For example I sometimes go to the pictures on my own when I get my shopping on a Saturday because of his help in facing people at places I know.
He’s a real gentleman. I can ask him for a bit of advice on things that are troubling me. I’m a bit worried about my benefits at the moment and getting out with my befriender takes my mind off that for a wee while.