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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 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

Befriend a Child

At Befriend a Child we support children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to achieve their full potential and develop into confident and competent adults by matching them with trained volunteer.

Jean Gordon
9 Bon Accord Square
Aberdeen
AB11 6DJ

Tel: 01224 210060

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

Cornerstone

Cornerstone is one of Scotland's largest charities and a leading provider of services for people with disabilities and other support needs. Cornerstone was founded by Nick Baxter in 1980 when he brought together a group of parents and professionals who were concerned about the lack and quality of services available to people with learning disabilities and their families. Since then Cornerstone has grown to: •support over 2,600 people •operate over 200 services •have 5 social firms •employ over 2,000 staff •facilitate 450 volunteers a year •have a turnover in excess of ������£30 million We support people of all ages with a variety of needs, including: •learning disabilities •physical disabilities •autism and related disorders •head injuries •terminal illness •dementia •mental health problems

James McQueen
Centurion House
North Esplanade West
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
AB11 5QH

Tel: 01224256051

Forres Area Community Trust

Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) was set up to make best use of the assets of the Forres area and to work out ways to overcome current challenges that face the community. FACT aims to support the development of facilities which enhance mental, social and physical well being. The befriending project provides support to older people to reduce social isolation and encourage participation in existing activities in the area.

Kirsty Williams
1 Leask Road
Forres
Moray
IV36 1SW

Tel: 01309 674388

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

Kincardine & Deeside Befriending

Kincardine & Deeside Befriending recruits, trains and supports volunteer befrienders who are matched with isolated older people (55+) to provide social contact.

Brigitte Matthews
42-46 Barclay Street
Stonehaven
Aberdeenshire
AB39 2FX

Tel: 01569 765714

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

The Leanne Fund

The Leanne Fund wants to significantly improve the lives of Cystic Fibrosis sufferers and their families by helping those affected by the illness to live a full and rewarding life within their communities. This will be achieved by providing individuals and families with social, practical, emotional and financial assistance when they need it and enabling families to enjoy special times together - creating happy memories.

Chrisetta Mitchell
36 Point Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Eilean Siar
HS1 2XF

Tel: 01851702020

The Lighthouse Support Centre

The Lighthouse Support Centre in Tillydrone, Aberdeen runs a befriending scheme, Bfriends, for young people aged 9-17. Bfriends recruits caring, reliable and well trained adults (aged 19+) to be matched with a young person to provide 1-to-1 support, developing self-esteem, confidence and greater social integration.

Balli Feasey
Units 1 - 3
Tillydrone Shopping Centre
Hayton Road
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
AB24 2UY

Tel: 07710702320

The Living Well Project

A service now running in the Newhills/Bucksburn/Dyce/Bridge of Don/Kingswells areas for anyone aged 65 or over and considered socially isolated. Trained volunteer befrienders are matched with those referred and weekly visits/outings take place.

Robbie Kinnaird
The Stables
Newhills Church
Bucksburn
Aberdeen
AB21 9SS

Tel: 01224 712808

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
Govan
Glasgow
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
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