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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 Concern Glenrothes

Age Concern Glenrothes (ACG) provides services for older people in Glenrothes and surrounding area, that enhance their quality and enjoyment of life by encouraging interaction, mental and physical activity and companionship.Our aim is to promote independence,improve confidence and reduce social isolation. We recruit and train volunteers to assist with the running of activities, clubs and social events, and offer help and support to clients through our befriending and community based service.

amanda graham
100 Scott road
KY6 1 AE

Tel: 01592 756316

Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative support services. These support services include a number of volunteer befriending projects.

Julie Penn
160 Dundee Street
EH11 1DQ

Tel: 0131 243 1453

Arthritis Care Scotland

There are over 200 different forms of arthritis and it affects over 700,000 people in Scotland, 1,000 of whom are children. Arthritis Care offers a range of services aimed at providing support and information to every one of them. We deliver quality self-management training to enable people with arthritis to live a better quality of life. Staying Connected is a new service offering specialist mentoring in self-management for older people with arthritis, helping to reduce social isolation and loneliness in Nairnshire.

Marion MacNeil
Edward House
199 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3EX

Tel: 0141 954 7776

Brightside Community Cafe SCIO

Many long-term residents of Bandrum Nursing Home have no visitors and no-one with whom to relate on a one to one basis. They may have outlived their families or, have lost touch with relatives because of the nature of their illnesses. The community cafe uses volunteers from the local villages, and some of them have expressed an interest in visiting the residents. We wish to ensure they are properly vetted and trained. The service has not yet started.

Marilyn Jeffcoat
Bandrum Nursing Home
KY12 9HR

Tel: 07801244443

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.

Kenny Innes
Swanston Steading
109/3 Swanston Road
EH10 7DS

Tel: 0131 445 5590

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
CF15 7RG

Tel: 02920815854

Crossroads Fife Central

Our core service offers home based short breaks for carers of people of any age and any disability. In addition we provide a befriending service to vulnerable people affected by illness, disability or disadvantage who face social isolation and loneliness. We aim to provide this service emphasising Asset Based Community Development, thus facilitating greater access to community, involvement in social activities and ensuring people can build and maintain existing connections.

Fiona Smith
Buko Tower
Suite 9
Dalton Road

Tel: 01592 610540

Curamus Haven

We provide friendship and support by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people affected by isolation who are socially excluded, and assisting them to integrate into society. We offer our friendship and support to vulnerable people such as the disabled, the elderly and basically anyone simply needing a friend.Our aim is to provide these individuals with a more fulfilling and meaningful life through our befriending service and social events.

Jane Mukubvu
10 Flat 1
Custom House Place

Tel: 07427455099


the befriending service involves matching people 65 years of age and older, who live alone with a volunteer befriender who will visit on a regular basis to provide companionship and friendship


Tel: 01333 311837

Families First

Our befriending service offers children and young people one on one support with trained volunteers. It places value on the individual and gives the opportunity to form positive relationships, and build self-esteem.

Rose Lane Centre
132 South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9EW

Tel: 01334 208086

Fife Carers Centre

Befriending project for unpaid carers in Fife. The emphasis is on the importance of the matched relationship with the aim of supporting carers to feel less isolated, excluded or lonely, develop confidence to participate more in their communities, identify community resources for carers to access and support them to do so.

Helen Honoré
157 Commercial Street

Tel: 01592 205472

Fife Society for the Blind

Fife Society for the Blind was founded over 150 years ago – to make life with a sight loss easier and to allow blind and partially sighted people to be independent. Today, we have three core functions: Sight Support, Access Technology and The Optician at Fife Society, Scotland’s first charity optician which is open to everyone. We also hold and maintain the register of sight impaired and severely sight impaired people in Fife.

Marie Lindsey
13 Wilson Avenue

Tel: 01592 644979

Fife Womens Aid

We offer several services across Fife to support women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. Our befriending service is for any woman living in Fife who has experienced domestic abuse. Our volunteers are from all walks of life and are trained, and PVG and reference checked. If you support someone who fits the criteria, contact us. If you are interested in volunteering with us, get in touch.

Rosemary Henry
Suite 1, First Floor
Saltire House
Pentland Park

Tel: 01383 732289

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


intandem is the national mentoring programme for Scotland's young people. Focused initially on supporting charities to mentor young people aged 8-14 who are under the care of a local authority and at home. Funded by Scottish Government, applications for first phase of funding should be received by 9 September 2016, with awards being made in November 2016.

Inspiring Scotland,
Riverside House
502 Gorgie Road
EH11 3AF

Tel: 0131 442 8760

Lead Scotland

Lead Scotland’s Fife Befriending project is a service is for adults (16+) and older people in Fife who feel isolated, lonely or disconnected, perhaps as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances.Our volunteer befrienders offer one to one support for up to 4-6 months, depending on the person’s needs. We are prioritising people who are most in need rather than people who are already linked with existing day services.

Louise Andree
c/o Room B05, Edinburgh Napier University
Merchiston Campus
14 Colinton Road
EH10 5DT

Tel: 07950 771875

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 Veterans Community Support 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 Veterans Community Support
Legion Scotland
New Haig House
Logie Green Road

Tel: 0131 550 1560

LINK: Adolescent Befriending Project

LINK Adolescent Befriending Project offers emotional, practical support and community integration to marginalised young people, aged 12-18 years, in East Fife and Levenmouth who have become lonely or isolated due to mental health problems. Referrals come from a range of statutory and voluntary sector agencies

Jane Maciver
7 Bells Wynd
KY16 8SP

Tel: 01334 880744

LINK: East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project

LINK: East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project is an adult befriending service for people with poor mental health, isolated within the community. All referrals come from the statutory sector.

Senga Smith
31 Peebles Drive

Tel: 01382 903215

LinkLiving (RealLiving)

RealLiving is a befriending service for older people aged 65+ in the West Fife area and in Kirkcaldy for people who experience mental health issues aged 16+. RealLiving is part of LinkLiving, an organisation which is a support provider for various projects across Scotland.

Irene Blackburn
West Bridge Mill
Bridge Street

Tel: 01592644048

Macmillan Cancer Support

Support for people living with cancer

Tina Morrow
3rd Floor
132 Rose Street

Tel: 07455765844

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.

Esther O' Brien
91 Royal College St

Tel: 020 7387 0543

Sycamore Families

A residential and fostering child care resource.

Kerry Anne Duffin
West Bridge Mill
Bridge Street

Tel: 01592 591500 / 07815

The No1 Befriending Agency

The No1 Befriending Agency helps people live fuller better lives in their homes by providing a companionship service to older adults. Our service provides one-to-one befriending to those who may be lonely, physically or socially isolated from friends and family. We are a Social Enterprise registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to improving the quality of life of all the people we support. ​ Our Mission We reduce loneliness and isolation. We provide compassionate social support promoting inclusion and reorientation.

Audrey Mutongi
18 Orkney Street
Govan Enterprise Centre
G51 2BN

Tel: 0141 4656998

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
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
SW11 3UF

Tel: 02072242020