The Friendship Bench is now working. You'll find it in Local Talk under Topics. Use the Friendship Bench for one-to-one meet-ups. This is the place to find someone to hang out with in the local area. It's for new mums who would like to chat to a more experienced mum. It's for older women whose own families don't live by them and would like to offer some 'granny' type support. It's for mums and dads who just want to meet someone for a coffee and a chat, or for someone who just wants to find a local running partner. In short, It's for everyone looking for some support or company, and anyone who just wants to make a new friend.