About BuDS BuDDies

Are you feeling lonely or stressed at home? Need a friendly chat with someone who understands? The BuDS BuDDies are here to help!

BuDDies are BuDS volunteers who will call you regularly for a chat about anything you like. The calls are not therapy or counselling, just friendly conversation. You can talk about things that are troubling you, or just have a social chat. We will try to match you with a volunteer that suits your needs and the calls can be as often or as infrequent as you like, or just a one-off.

Calls can be on the telephone, or by any online messaging system (eg Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp), or by secure video using Teams (we will set this up for you). If you are a BSL user, we can match you with another BSL user for video calls.

If anything comes up in your call where you need extra information or help, the BuDDy will do their best to point you to somewhere that can help. All BuDDies have been police checked and safeguarded and everything you talk about is confidential.

Anyone in Bucks with any sort of disability or long-term health condition can use this free service. We will try to open it up to more people later.

To find out more about BuDS BuDDies or to register your interest, please call us on 01494 211179 and we will be in touch with you soon. To self-refer to the service, please fill in this form and a member of our team will contact you with the next steps.