Sam joined Ecas in July 2016. He has a background in disaster management, working in the humanitarian sector, but retrained in community work. He gained experience of setting up a befriending-style project for a couple of years before joining Ecas.
Sam is passionate about working with people to gain more power over their daily lives, and to become more involved in their communities. He became a father in 2015 and in the little free time he has left listens to music (fast and loud), watches films (nothing too commercial), watches rugby (Saracens) and reads (sci-fi and radical politics).
What clients say about Befriending
It was always a great afternoon chatting with Stuart. I find our friendship to be very rewarding. It was a pleasure to be in the company of his character and good humour. We both shareed similar interests and managed to get out to watch his favourite football team play.
I met up again with my Befriender today and had an interesting and enjoyable walk in warm sunshine. I so appreciate his time and kindness. Thank you for making it all possible.