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“Across the country, in every sector and setting, I have seen the power of one-to-one relationships to make a difference to people's lives and help them solve their own problems”

—Right Hon Gordon Brown MP

“Befriending plays a key role in helping us provide support to vulnerable members of society. Ensuring we take the time to spend with others who may be feeling alone is one of best things we can do to ensure people feel part of society. The Scottish Government will continue to do all we can to support valued befriending initiatives and I would like to express our thanks to the thousands of volunteers in Scotland.”

—Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights

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Age UK Harrow

We offer preventative services to older people living in the London Borough of Harrow. Befriending service is one of our core services that we offer. Other services are: Information & Advice, Advocacy, Home Not Hospital, Will writing, IT classes, social activities, volunteering.

Farias Premji
Vyman House,
Ground Floor
104 college Road
Harrow
Middx
HA1 1BQ

Tel: 02088617997

Care for the Family

Care for the Family is a UK charity that aims to promote strong family life and support those who face family difficulties. Our work is focused on three areas: Parenting, Marriage/Couple Support and Bereavement. We run telephone befriending schemes for Bereaved Parents, those Widowed Young and Parents of Children with Additional Needs.

Carol Humphreys
Garth House
Cardiff
CF15 7RG

Tel: 02920815854

Dorset Mind

Mental health charity supporting people in Dorset with mental health challenges.

Dorset Mind
Unit 3
Stratfield Saye
20-22 Wellington Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH8 8JN

Tel: 01202 315329

FND FrieNDs

We run a charity to help people affected by Functional Neurological Disorder. We offer home visits to housebound people who are often left feeling isolated by this disabling condition and help to alleviate the mental health issues that accompany this diagnosis. We currently hold meet ups, socials and visits in the whole of the south west of England from Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, down to Cornwall. FND FrieNDs is run by volunteers

Lucy Skinner
Bradbury House
Wheatfield Drive
Bradley Stoke
Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS32 9DB

Tel: 07834739370

Independent Age

Independent Age provides support to older people enabling them to live independently with choice and control.

Jeanette Bates
18 Avonmore Road
London
W14 8RR

Tel: 02076054233

Macmillan Cancer Support

Support for people living with cancer

Tina Morrow
3rd Floor
132 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3JD

Tel: 07455765844

Somerset Sight

We are an independent, self-funding local charity reaching out to sight impaired people in both the towns and villages of Somerset. Our aim is to provide services, training and activities that will help maintain independence and improve the quality of life of anyone who is affected by sight loss. We are always looking for volunteers especially Volunteer Visitors to help visually impaired people overcome loneliness and isolation.

Claire Packwood
Northfield House
51 Staplegrove Road
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1DG

Tel: 01823 333818

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK, open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline staff: • Offer information, friendship and advice • Link callers to local groups and services • Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect If callers would like to be put in touch with Silver Line Friends, they can receive a weekly friendship call or a regular friendship letter from a volunteer friend.

Moira Gallagher
Trade Tower
Calico Row
Battersea
London
SW11 3UF

Tel: 020 7224 2020

The Silver Line Helpline

The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK, open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline staff: • Offer information, friendship and advice • Link callers to local groups and services • Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect If callers would like to be put in touch with Silver Line Friends, they can receive a weekly friendship call or a regular friendship letter. Silver Line Friends are volunteers who have contacted The Silver Line because they enjoy talking to older people.

Anthea Beeks
Trade Tower
Calico Row
Battersea
London
SW11 3UF

Tel: 02072242020