The Ridge SCIO

Our One-to-one befriending takes place in our community. It is 1-2 hours per week. Where and when you go is decided by you and your befriender. Outing timings can be flexible.
We can help by providing ideas and inspiration for activities you can both enjoy.
We operate a befriending group in Dunbar and the surrounding areas to help you to socialise and enjoy activities based around your interests.
Referrals for our befriending project can come from yourself, GP, Social Work and many other agencies within East Lothian.

Information for volunteers

The Ridge Befriending project will be delivered across Dunbar and surrounding areas.
We will engage with adults 18+ who are in one of the following target groups -socially isolated, long term unemployed, care experienced, poor mental health, addiction problems and those with chaotic lifestyles and home environments.
We aim to aim to have lots of fun with a choice of activities while fostering a culture of healthy self-respect, positivity, increased self-confidence and motivation. With greater awareness of acceptable behaviour we hope to bring positivity to adults that are sometimes experiencing difficult and challenging lifestyles.


The Ridge SCIO
40a High Street
East Lothian
EH42 1JH

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