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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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Found 10 results in Dumfries & Galloway.  New Search

Bath and Main Associates

Successful consultancy specialising in working with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. Particular interest in and track record of supporting befriending services.

Hilary Bath
4 Cavendish Mews

Tel: 07813 977798

Butterfly Trust (Cystic Fibrosis)

The Butterfly Trust provides direct Social Support, in the community, for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis across the whole of Scotland. One of the services we offer is Befriending for children and young people and Mentoring for young adults who need additional support. The services are provided by our trained volunteers who support people in their local community. We are currently looking for volunteers to fulfil a variety of roles, please get in touch if you have some spare time you would like to use to help someone with Cystic Fibrosis in Scotland.

Michael Sinclair
Swanston Steading
109/3 Swanston Road
EH10 7DS

Tel: 0131 445 5590

Carr Gomm

Carr Gomm is a person-centred organisation that supports people to lead their lives safely and to do the things they want to do. We do this by providing support at home and in supported services which are delivered by highly trained and committed workers. We are committed to helping the people we support to widen their network of friends and interests. For this reason we are currently piloting an Interest Sharing Project for people we support within a number of our Edinburgh Services.

Scott McNair
11 Harewood Road
EH16 4NT

Tel: 0131 659 4700

Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project

Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project recruits, trains and supports adult volunteers to befriend vulnerable young people (8 - 18 years) on a one-to-one basis.

Alex Dickson
19 Bank Street

Tel: 01387 247812

Food Train Friends

Food Train offers an award winning befriending service called Food Train Friends � We cover all of Dumfries & Galloway (except the Stewartry area at present) We have a Project Manager, 3 x Befriending Development Officers and a FT Office Administrator to manage, co-ordinate and extend the services on offer. �Friends� offer a combination of telephone befriending, 1-2-1 home visits and trips out (group outings) for our customers. We aim to improve the quality of life of our local older people through befriending. Please contact us for more information.

Scott McGill
30 Castle Street
Dumfries & Galloway

Tel: 01387279111

Independent Age

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

Jeanette Bates
18 Avonmore Road
W14 8RR

Tel: 02076054233

Legion Scotland

Legion Scotland assists all ex-service men and women of all ages across Scotland to adapt to civilian life by providing community, friendship and practical advice, whether they left military service yesterday or many years ago. Our wellbeing and befriending service promotes fellowship and offers advice and signposting to veterans who have a range of problems resulting from military service such as isolation, unemployment, housing issues, bereavement, and benefits amongst others.

Stephen Baird, Head of Wellbeing
Legion Scotland
New Haig House
Logie Green Road

Tel: 0131 550 1560

Paths for All

We want to get Scotland walking, everyone, everyday, everywhere. Paths for All is a Scottish charity. We champion everyday walking as the way to a happier, healthier Scotland. Our aim is to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland - whether that's leisure walking or active-choice walking to work, school or shops. We want to create a happier, healthier Scotland, where increased physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all.

Frances Bain
Forester Lodge
FK10 2HU

Tel: 01259 222888

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity

Around 70,000 adults and children in the UK have PKD. Over 12 million are affected worldwide. We support those affected, their families and carers, with information, help and understanding. We raise awareness and fund research into the causes of PKD, with the aim of discovering treatments and a cure.

Tess Harris
91 Royal College St

Tel: 020 7387 0543

The No1 Befriending Agency

The Befriending Association helps people live fuller better lives while in their homes by providing a companionship service to those over 65s. Our service provides bespoke befriending (being-a-friend) to those who may be lonely, physically or socially isolated from friends and family who would normally be around them.

Audrey Mutongi
81 Beardmore Way
The Bruach
West Dunbartonshire
G81 4HT

Tel: 07780637818