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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, MSP, Minister for Housing and Communities

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Alcohol and Drugs Support Befriending Service

Befriending & Peer Support Service provides emotional and practical support to people who have an alcohol and /or substance abuse problem(s) and who are endeavouring to reduce their isolation.

Hazel Thompson
Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland
225 King Street
Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway
DG7 1DT

Tel: 01556 503550

Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project, Dumfries

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

Annette Richards
19 Bank Street
Dumfries
DG1 2NX

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
Dumfries & Galloway
DG1 1DU

Tel: 01387279111