The Living Well Project

The Living Well Project Befriending Service is based in Newhills, Aberdeen. We offer a befriending service for people in the Newhills/Bucksburn/Dyce/Bridge of Don/Kingswells areas for anyone aged 65 or over, who is socially isolated or lonely. Trained volunteer befrienders are matched with those referred and weekly visits/outings take place.

Referrals may be made by the health and social care sectors or families. People may also self-refer.

Information for volunteers

Our volunteers visit older people in their own homes, who are socially isolated and lonely. Volunteers usually visit for about an hour, for a chat, friendship, companionship, often a cuppa, and sometimes a game or short outing. All our volunteers receive regular training and supervision.

Please note that at the moment we are operating a telephone befriending service, while volunteers are unable to visit in person due to COVID-19.


Ruth Groves
The Living Well Project
Glebe Cottage
Newhills Church
AB21 9SS

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