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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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Butterfly Trust (Cystic Fibrosis)

The Butterfly Trust provides Social Support in the community for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis. One of the services we offer is Befriending for children and young people who are living with the condition and Mentoring for young adults who are having the condition and need additional support.

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

Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project recruits, trains and supports adult volunteers to befriend vulnerable young people (8 - 18 years) on a one-to-one basis. **Actively seeking Befrienders as next round of training due to commence mid January 2016

Annette Richards
19 Bank Street

Tel: 01387 247812

Food Train Friends

Food Train now offer a befriending service. �Friends� was launched in Annandale and Eskdale in 2010 for over 65s who live locally. It was recently extended to Dumfries from 1 October 2012 following the huge success of the pilot scheme in Annandale & Eskdale. We now have a Project Manager, Befriending Development Officer and Office Assistant to manage, co-ordinate and extend the services on offer. �Friends� offer a combination of telephone befriending, 1-2-1 home visits and trips (group outings) for our isolated customers. We aim to improve the quality of life of our isolated local older people through befriending. Please contact us for more information.

Scott McGill
30 Castle Street
Dumfries & Galloway

Tel: 01387279111

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

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