Self Help UK

Tandem Project

The Tandem Project is here to help

How we help

The Tandem Project has trained volunteers who provide a befriending service to socially isolated people with a long term health condition in Derby.  Support includes:

  • Visiting someone at home to build a trusting supportive relationship
  • Offering support via the telephone
  • Accompanying someone to self-help groups and social activities
  • Accompanying someone to GP or Hospital appointments
  • Supporting someone to access training or volunteering opportunities

A new approach to supported self-care for people who are experiencing social isolation as a result of living with a long term condition. Tandem supports people affected by long term health conditions such as diabetes, COPD, cancer, heart disease etc. to become more active within their local community. 

To find out more you can download our general service leaflet  or contact:

 Vicki Jones, Tandem Project Coordinator on 07496 393801 or email:

How to refer

Volunteer for Tandem