Self Help UK

Tandem Project

The Tandem Project

How we helped

The Tandem Project came to an end in June 2018.

We had trained volunteers who provide a befriending service to socially isolated people with a long term health condition in Derby.  Support included:

  • 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.