We are based in Southend and our services were formed and piloted in Southend on Sea with funding from Short Breaks grants from Southend Borough Council. The aim of Friends and Places Together is to seek friendships for isolated and vulnerable people within our community. Primarily we offer support to young people from 13 to 25 years old but we have had many requests to support older people who have lost a lot of close contacts and do not use Facebook or other social media.
We have now become a recognized charity and were registered with the charity commission in December 2014. Our details are:
- Company Registered Number 8554307
- Charity Registered Number 1159584
In 2012 we were categorised as a social enterprise called Friends and Places. Since that time, so much work has been done and programs developed, we decided to incorporate Break with Mates and Friends and Places into Friends and Places Together.