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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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Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We hope you can consider offering a little time to make a big difference to people living with dementia and their families. We have Community Befriending Projects in the following areas; Fife, Midlothian, Borders, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Kilmarnock. All our volunteers receive excellent training and on going support.

Julie Penn
160 Dundee Street
EH11 1DQ

Tel: 0131 551 9356

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.

Alana Simpson
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
Tovey House, Cleppa Park,
Newport, NP10 8BA
NP10 8BA

Tel: 02920815854

Chemists' Community Fund

The Chemists' Community Fund (working name of the Royal Society of Chemistry Benevolent Fund) assists with grants for members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and their dependents who are in need. Applicants normally must have been members for the last 3 years, or ex-members. Our grants can help towards essential living costs, home maintenance, respite care and household appliances. We offer support in a number of areas including befriending, legal advice, benefits advice and counselling.

Anna Dearden
Royal Society of Chemistry
Thomas Graham House
Science Park

Tel: 01223432227

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


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 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

IMPACT Fife (Inspiring More Parents and Carers Together)

IMPACT Fife provide a befriending service for families affected by disability, giving the child/young person new opportunities and family members a short break from their caring roles. Bringing volunteer befrienders together with families will also provide a more natural relationship. The service is for children/young people aged 10 – 25 years old and have a diagnosed disability. All we ask is that volunteers have a minimum of 2 hours per month to spare to spend time with their matched child/y

Louise Gow
15 Milne Gardens
KY10 3SG

Tel: 07564018404

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: 07421471720

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


Older Persons Service is a befriending service for Older People in the West Fife area. We offer 1:1 befriending and run 4 social cafes on a weekly basis. LinkLiving delivers a variety of services, supporting people across central 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

Meal Makers (Food Train)

Meal Makers connecting communities through food! Meal Makers is a really simple concept – we connect people who love cooking and want to be active in their community (‘Cooks’), with older (55+) neighbours (‘Diners’), who would appreciate home cooked food delivered to them. How does it work? Volunteer cooks prepare an extra portion of their evening meal, and take it round to an older neighbour at a time which suits both parties, this can happen weekly, fortnightly or just now and again.

Emma Black
Suite 2/6A Brook Street Studio
60 Brook Street
G40 2AB

Tel: 0800 783 7770

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

Scotland Versus Arthritis

There are over 200 different forms of arthritis and we know how much strength it takes to live with arthritis. When you need support, we are here to help in whatever way you need us – on the phone, online or in person. . Versus Arthritis offers a range of services aimed at providing support and information to people of all ages. 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.

Marion MacNeil
Edward House
199 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3EX

Tel: 0141 954 7776


seescape was founded over 150 years ago in 1865 as Fife Society for the Blind – 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

Speech Language Communication Company

We are a Scottish registered charity which represents the interests of children and young adults with lived experience of communication impairments, working towards their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.

42-44 Castle Street

Tel: +441382202644

Sycamore Families

A residential and fostering child care resource.

Kerry Anne Duffin
West Bridge Mill
Bridge Street

Tel: 01592 591500 / 07815

The Linda Tremble Foundation

We offer help and support to anyone over 18, carer or sufferer, who is affected by an eating disorder. Run Peer-to-Peer groups Offer Befriending and mentoring Provide private therapies

Mrs E Anne Tremble
c/c Fife Voluntary Action
Craig Mitchell House
Flemington Road

Tel: 07815 799397

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