Getting Better Together

Shotts & Wishaw Friends Together supports older adults and carers over 55 yrs to actively engage with their community across Wishaw, Shotts and Airdrie Locality of North Lanarkshire. We offer
1:1 Community Befriending
Home Visiting Befriending
Group Befriending
Telephone Befriending
Daily Well Being Calls.

Information for volunteers

Volunteers should be 18 yrs + and have an interest in reducing isolation & Loneliness for individuals living in Wishaw, Murdostoun and Fortissat localities. ( ML2 & ML& postcodes)
We can offer a number of befriending opportunities.
Volunteers can choose from
1) Telephone befriending , where you will have a ten - twenty min chat with an older person via telephone.
2) Community Befriending, where volunteers would encourage their befriender to make friends by supporting them to participate in community groups.
3) Group befriending, where volunteers would help support a group of befrienders in a group activity.
Full training & Support will be provided.
Volunteer Befriender will receive full 'out of pocket expenses' and travel expenses for providing their much valued expertise and time


Catherine Carson
Getting Better Together
Shotts Healthy Learning Centre
Kirk Road
North Lanarkshire

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