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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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Action in Mind (AiM)

AiM provides befriending services for young people (12 - 18yrs) and adults (from 18yrs and who are under the care of a psychiatrist), who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health & wellbeing.

Nicola Woloszyn
19 Dean Crescent
Riverside
STIRLING
FK8 1UR

Tel: 01786 451203

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
Edinburgh
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
283 West Campbell Street
Glasgow
G2 4TT

Tel: 0141 954 7776

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
Edinburgh
Lothian
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
Cardiff
CF15 7RG

Tel: 02920815854

Committed to Ending Abuse ( CEA) Ltd

information and support for women and cyp living with or fleeing domestic abuse

Jean Smith
21 Wellside Place
falkirk
stirlingshire
fk1 5rl

Tel: 01324 635661

CVS Falkirk

Victoria McRae
Unit 6
Callendar Business Park
Falkirk
FK1 1XR

Tel: 01324 692000

Epilepsy Connections

The aim of the project is to help develop the quality of life of people isolated by epilepsy by promoting well-being through social involvement. Affording people the opportunity to form a trusting relationship will enable them to build self-confidence, access local resources, participate in a range of activities and lead a more independent life - We offer a one to one befriending service and also group befriending, where appropriate, alongside our monthly social meet up, 'Friends Connected'.

Scott Coyne
100 Wellington Street
Glasgow
G2 6DH

Tel: 0141 248 4125

Independent Age

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

Jeanette Bates
18 Avonmore Road
London
W14 8RR

Tel: 02076054233

intandem

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.

intandem
Inspiring Scotland,
Riverside House
502 Gorgie Road
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH11 3AF

Tel: 0131 442 8760

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
Edinburgh
EH7 4HQ

Tel: 0131 550 1560

Macmillan Cancer Support

Support for people living with cancer

Tina Morrow
3rd Floor
132 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3JD

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
Alloa
Clackmannanshire
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
London
NW1 0SE

Tel: 020 7387 0543

Strathcarron Hospice

Independant hospice with inpatient beds, day services and community services. Befriending and carer support for people facing last year of life regardless of diagnosis. This service is independent of other hospice services.

Susan High
Randolph Hill
Denny
Stirlingshire
FK6 5HJ

Tel: 01324 826222

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
Battersea
London
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
Battersea
London
SW11 3UF

Tel: 02072242020

Third Age Befriending (TAB)

The Third Age Befriending Project is a Falkirk wide, preventative project, for adults aged 55yrs and older whose mental health is deemed to be in decline due to their social isolation. Befriending is used to support the client in re-engaging with their community.

Julie Law
FDAMH
The Victoria Centre
173 Victoria Road
Falkirk
Stirlingshire
FK2 7AU

Tel: 01324 671611

Volunteer Development Scotland

Volunteer Development Scotland promotes equality of opportunity, high standards of achievement and generates new initiatives to expand the range and effectiveness of volunteer action and active citizenship.

Morven Brooks
Stirling Enterprise Park
Stirling
FK7 7RP

Tel: 01786 479593

Volunteering Matters - Help at Hand Befriending Project

We recruit, train, match and support volunteers aged 18+ to befriend isolated and lonely older people across the Forth Valley region. This includes Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk Council areas. Volunteers are a reliable and trustworthy friend, acting as someone to talk to and spend time with regularly. We try to decrease isolation and loneliness by helping to engage older people in their community where possible

John Brown
Office 7
Alloa Buisiness Centre
The Whins
Alloa
Clackmannanshire
FK10 3SA

Tel: 01259 928 088