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13 Rivers Trust (Eden Care) (Eden Care)

13 Rivers Trust (Eden Care), Tarling East Community Centre, 63 Martha Street, London, E1 2PA
We currently provide Telephone Befriending services to individuals reaching End of Life and those who are terminally ill, with a particular focus on BAME community.

Abbey Community Centre (Kilburn Good Neighbours)

Abbey Community Centre, Abbey Community Centre, 222C Belsize Road, Greater London, NW6 4DJ
We provide a free befriending service called 'Kilburn Good Neighbours' operating out of Abbey Community Centre, to those aged over 60 and based in NW London. Members can also benefit from practical support with jobs like light DIY, posting letters and picking up medicines, as well as having access to activities and events at the centre.

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Action For Pulmonary Fibrosis, Stuart House, East Wing, St Johns Street, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5DD
Our telephone befrienders are trained volunteers who can give a listening ear by phone for anyone with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) carers and family members over 18. The volunteers are a mix of people with PF, carers, former carers and people with no lived experience of PF but who want to support others. You can refer yourself or we can receive referrals from health professionals and support groups, with permission.

Action in Mind (AiM)

Katie Heslop, Action In Mind (AiM), 19 Dean Crescent, Riverside, FK8 1UR
Action in Mind is the leading local mental health charity predominantly working across the Stirling Council area, supporting better mental health for everyone. We provide person-centred, outcome focused services for people aged 18 and upwards who experience low to moderate mental health conditions as well as people living with long-term chronic mental illnesses.

Adanna Women's Support Group

Adanna Women's Support Group, Wellesly House, 102 Cranbrook Road, IG1 4NH
Adanna Women's Support Group aims to alleviate poverty in women and children through advice, education, employment, business enterprise and support for the benefit of mainly (but not exclusively) BAME women, women from immigrant communities and young parents living within the East London area of Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge & Newham. We provide support for women who have gone through domestic abuse or other relationship issues, have low self esteem or confidence due to other life challenges, have lost their way after having children and need to reconnect with themselves again, women with no recourse to public funds.

Age Concern Mole Valley

Age Concern Mole Valley, The Point, Mayflower Lyons Court, Surrey, RH41AB
The Age Concern Mole Valley Befriending service is for older people who are lonely and socially isolated. The service also helps identify further needs and concerns and allows us to offer additional assistance and support via our information & signposting service, which includes working with other organisations and local authorities. All our volunteers are DBS and reference checked for this service. Email enquiries for information can be sent to info@ageconcernmolevalley.org.uk

Age Exchange

Age Exchange, 11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA
Age Exchange’s Virtual Day Care Service The Virtual Day Care service provides a meaningful connection for people living with dementia, those that care for them, and older people experiencing loneliness and/or isolation. It is comprised of several elements. Befriending Telephone Calls Our dedicated team of staff, Reminiscence Arts practitioners and volunteers make these calls regularly. Activity Boxes and DVDs Giving everyone the opportunity to be creative, stay active and have fun – whether that be through visual art, crafts, games, song or movement – is very important to our work at Age Exchange.

Age UK Croydon (Befriending Program)

Age UK Croydon, 81 Brigstock Road, CR7 7JH
Age UK Croydon Befriending Service

Age UK North Craven

Age UK North Craven, Cheapside, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EW
To make later life in North Craven a fulfilling and enjoyable experience, reducing isolation and loneliness, and providing the right support at the right time for older people

Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau

Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau, 14 Anderson Street, North Lanarkshire, ML6 0AA
North Lanarkshire Tribunal Unit has been running at least in some capacity for the past 14 years, providing a voice to vulnerable members of our communities to legally challenge unfair decisions and policies under all aspects of welfare benefits, holding decision makers accountable. The Tribunal unit has a central role in supporting working age clients who are affected by illness/disability. Research has shown that there is no befriending network across the North Lanarkshire localities, focusing only on vulnerable working age people.

Alcohol & Drugs Action

Alcohol & Drugs Action, 7 Hadden Street, AB11 6NU
If you or someone in your family has problems with substance misuse then you can receive a phone call from a trained volunteer to help with isolation and feelings of loneliness.

Alford Hub

Alford Hub, Alford Hub, 1st Floor Alford Focal Point And Library, 6 South Market Place, Lincolnshire, LN13 6AF
Alford Hub was launched to benefit the residents principally but not exclusively of Alford Lincolnshire and villages within a 6 mile radius of it, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or political, religious or other opinions during times of local or national emergency and at all other times to provide: 1) Face to Face Befriending service 2) Telephone Befriending service 3) Virtual Coffee and Chat meetings in our Virtual Community Centre 4) Prescription delivery service 5) Free online community newspaper to learn transferrable skills 6) Social Prescribing 7) Signposting We are the main link for the community with local and national governmental bodies, health and social authorities and third sector organisations. We support members of the community who require assistance as a result of ill health infirmity or disability whether arising from a physical or mental cause, age, isolation, financial hardship or other disadvantage. Give assistance to develop the capacity and skills of members of the community so as to make them better able to identify and meet their needs themselves and so participate more fully in society We are also a resource to receive and disseminate information in furtherance of these objects.

Amba Care Solutions CIC (AmbaCare Solutions)

Amba Care Solutions CIC, Dovehouse Farm, Shawbury Lane, Shustoke Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire, B46 2RR
AmbaCare Solutions is a health and wellbeing social enterprise (voluntary organisation) based in the West Midlands, working across the UK, delivering projects which support people to optimise their wellbeing. Our projects help people to deal with the challenges in all aspects of their life. All our volunteers receive full training and support to enable them to carry out their Buddy role effectively. Your Buddy will either have lived experience of dementia or will be someone who has a desire to improve the lives of people living with dementia and/or their carers. They will provide you with the information, support and motivation that you need to enable you to make the best of your experience of living with dementia. You, and/or your family, will be able to agree with your Buddy the kind of support you want which can be assisting with activities to help with your memory and thinking; it might be doing puzzles, playing dominoes, looking at old photos, listening to music, helping you cook a favourite meal – whatever works best for you. To find out more … Contact Ruth Chauhan Dementia/Health & Wellbeing Specialist m.

Ashford Place

Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Place, Cricklewood, London, NW2 6TU
A long established charity based in North West London seeking to improve the lives of the more vulnerable members of our community.

Ashford Volunteer Centre (Befriending Service)

Rose Holmes, Ashford Volunteer Centre, Berwick House, 8 Elwick Road, Kent, TN23 1PF
For some 30 years Ashford Volunteer Centre has been supporting people aged over 50 who have become lonely and isolated due to old age, ill health, disability, mental distress or bereavement.

Ayrshire Independent Living Network

Ayrshire Independent Living Network, The Michael Lynch Centre, 71 Princes Street, North Ayrshire, KA22 8DG
We are a free information and advice service around Self-Directed Support.

Ballyhoura Rural Services

Gerard O Connor, Ballyhoura Rural Services, Market House, Churchtown, Mallow, Cork, P51 NH6X
Ballyhoura Rural Services (BRS) was established in 2010, we operate in East County Limerick and North Cork.

Battersea Befriending Network

Battersea Befriending Network, 100 Prince Of Wales Drive, Battersea, Greater London, SW11 4BD
Battersea Befriending Network (BBN) offers a one-to-one befriending relationship to those who have been referred to us and are living in within the London Borough of Wandsworth with a mental health diagnosis.

Beatson Cancer Charity

Beatson Cancer Charity, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0YN
Our Telephone Befriending service started at the start of the very first lockdown in March 2020 as part of our emergency COVID response.

Bee Busy, Befriend

Annie Brown, Bee Busy, Befriend, Belford Mill, 16 Brewery Road, Ayrshire, KA1 3GZ
BEE Busy Be Friend is a new project aimed at helping people in our community. BEE Busy Be Friend has been operational now for 8 years and has gone from strength to strength.

BEfriend

BEfriend, West Ealing Library, Melbourne Avenue, W13 9BT
We provide one-to-one befriending for adults living in the London Borough of Ealing and have three projects: -Core Befriending: If you or someone you know lives alone, is isolated and feels lonely. -Linked Minds: If you or someone you know lives alone and has become isolated because of a mental health problem. -Carers Short Breaks Project: If you are an unpaid carer for a family member or friend, we can provide a trained volunteer to visit weekly and spend time with the cared-for person so you can have a 3 hour break. All our volunteers are trained in Befriending, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults have been DBS checked.

BeFriend in Bellshill

Elaine Hamilton , BeFriend In Bellshill, Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, Busby Road, ML4 2BW
BeFriend in Bellshill is part of the multi-activity Orbiston Neigbourhood Centre.
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Befrienders Highland Ltd

Sarah Southcott, Befrienders Highland Ltd, Befrienders Highland Ltd , 1st Floor Academy House, Academy Street, IV1 1JT
We are a small voluntary organisation working to improve the lives of people who are lonely and isolated and have experience of mental ill health; memory loss and unpaid adult carers . We work across the all of the Highland Region of Scotland. OUR BEFRIENDING SERVICES Face to Face befriending in Inverness, Nairn, Caithness, Skye & Lochalsh , Alness/Invergordon and Dingwall areas for people with mental ill health. Distance Befriending by phone, letter or email across the Highland region for people with mental ill health, for people with memory loss or unpaid adult carers. Group Befriending - we offer a range of group befriending opportunities available to all Friends and Volunteers.

Befriending Caithness

Angie House, Befriending Caithness, Telford House, Williamson Street, Caithness, KW1 5ES
Befriending Caithness is a befriending service which offers isolated adults aged 40 and upwards, in Caithness a chance to meet a friendly face on a weekly basis. Since COVID 19 we also provide a telephone service, email service and letter writing service.

Befriending Lewis

Tina Macleod, Befriending Lewis, 30 Francis Street, Isle Of Lewis, HS1 2ND
Befriending Lewis & Harris works on the ground level to directly tackle isolation and loneliness in the lives of people living in Lewis and Harris.

BeFriends

Convenor, BeFriends, 12-14 Mains Loan, DD4 7AA
BeFriends provides help and support through a one-to-one Befriending and specialist groups to vulnerable and disadvantaged 5-25-year-old throughout Dundee city. Befriending offers the support of trained, vetted and disclosure checked adult volunteers to local children and young people who have been referred because they are experiencing difficulties in their lives or who are at risk of becoming socially isolated.

Beith Community Development Trust

Beith Community Development Trust, Geilsland Estate, Wardrop Street, KA15 2EY
We offer a telephone befriending service for people in North Ayrshire that are isolated within their community. We can sign post people to services and groups which would have a positive impact and can bring people together at social events throughout the year.

Bethany Christian Trust

Pall Singh, Bethany Christian Trust, 65 Bonnington Rd, EH6 5JQ
Working to support homeless and vulnerable people to live independently within society

Bexley Winter Shelter

Bexley Winter Shelter, 24 Station Road, Kent, DA15 7DU
We provide shelter during the winter months for those experiencing homelessness in the London Borough of Bexley
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Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK, 12-14 Harcourt Street, W1H 4HD
We are here to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss. We help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services. We give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life.

Bolton Adult Autism Support (BAAS)

Bolton Adult Autism Support, BAAS, Thicketford House Community Care Centre, Thicketford Road, Greater Manchester, BL2 2LW
We are a family social and support group for parents/carers of children (18 plus) who have, or think they may have, an Autism Spectrum Condition (such as Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism) and who have or may have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). We operate monthly social evenings, and also facilitate a befriending service where we match our adult autistic members with a befriender to undertake social activities and work towards prior agreed goals.
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Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (Community Companions)

Bridgend Association Of Voluntary Organisations, BAVO, 112-113 Commercial Street, Bridgend, CF349TR
Community Companions befriending project We are a free of charge, confidential and non-judgemental befriending project, giving high quality support to people living in Bridgend County Borough. Coordinated by BAVO, we provide a flexible service to people who maybe isolated and lonely. We are not a substitute for professional services, we are here to complement existing support and we value our working relationships with other agencies. If you are feeling lonely and isolated we can help. •Lonely with no extended family or friends around you? •Would you like somebody to accompany you when you’re going out and about? •Transport is a problem and you can’t get to the places you’d like to visit? •You’d like somebody to pop in for a chat and a cup of tea? Wouldn’t it be nice if somebody could... •accompany you to a community café, a local group or activity of your choice? •call in for a chat or take you shopping? •take your dog for a walk with you? •play a game of scrabble over a cup of tea? We support many people just like you through our volunteer befrienders.

Brighter Living Partnership

Brighter Living Partnership, Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, Merseyside, PR86HQ
Brighter Living Partnership are a health and wellbeing charity based in Southport, Merseyside. If you are looking for somebody to regularly call you to provide friendship and support then our service may be suitable for you.

BrightLife/Age Concern Chesterfield and District (BrightLife)

BrightLife/Age Concern Chesterfield And District, South Lodge, Boythorpe Avenue, Derbyshire, S40 3FH
BrightLife/Age Concern Chesterfiekd and District has run a Telephone Befriending Service for many years. The Telephone Befriending Service is supported by our dedicated team of volunteers who are supervised by the coordinator. Our befrienders work on the same day each week so that they can telephone the same people each week. We telephone people in Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire.

Buckinghamshire Disability Services (BuDDies)

Buckinghamshire Disability Services, 33 Sullivan Crescent, Browns Wood, BKM, MK7 8DW
Buddies is a free, confidential service for disabled adults living in Buckinghamshire, who may be feeling lonely or isolated.

BucksVision

Lisa Redford, BucksVision, 143 Meadowcroft, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9HH
BucksVision is the local charity supporting people with sight loss across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. We’re here to support you through all the stages and severity of sight loss. Our Befriending service involves matching you with a volunteer and can include regular visits at your home for companionship or going out to visit local coffee shops or for walks etc.

Buddies for All

Buddies For All, 29 Grace Path, Sydenham, London, SE26 4SF
Buddies for All is a social and leisure buddying scheme that supports disabled people with all social and leisure activities in London. You can request a buddy if you or someone you know would benefit from the support of a volunteer buddy and the opportunity to attend social or leisure events together. Please also note that our buddies are not carers or qualified health and support professionals of any kind. They are volunteers who wish to make a difference to the lives of disabled people outside of their medical or care needs. All our volunteer buddies are interviewed and must undertake an enhanced DBS check before being matched with a buddy. What Buddies for All does provide: - Telephone buddies - Video buddies - Face to Face support buddies - for social and leisure activities only What Buddies for All does not provide: - A care service e.g., support with a client’s toileting requirements when at home or in the community - A personal assistant service e.g., support with personal care, or household tasks - A personal escort service e.g., driving a client to hospital appointments or other activities that are not social or leisure focused - A support worker service e.g., requiring the buddy to support the client in their voluntary or paid work or providing advice or support around sourcing NHS prescriptions - An advocacy support e.g., sending any emails or written correspondence to an individual or business - A dating service - We are not a dating service and do not provide advice in this area - Support for an illegal activity e.g., the use of recreational drugs to help manage an individual’s condition / impairment To reiterate we will not provide a service for individuals such as attending hospital appointments or any other activity, which is not social or leisure focused. Please note that unless otherwise agreed with Buddies for All or the buddy themselves, the client is required to pay any out-of-pocket expenses when attending all social or leisure activities with the buddy. Additionally, if a client is attending an event where a companion ticket is purchased, it is assumed this ticket will be given to the buddy in exchange for this support at specified events (subject to the event’s terms and conditions) as the buddy can usually attend with the client’s companion ticket free of charge. To begin your buddying journey with us please visit https://buddiesforall.org.uk/ to sign up today!

Building Futures Together

NASREEN AKHTAR, Building Futures Together , TBA, BERKSHIRE
Building Futures Together Slough Multilingual Telephone Befriending Service What is Befriending? Befriending makes a real difference to people's lives, often at a time of change, people aged 18 and over need support of another person to help them through a difficult time. What will Telephone Befriending Service provide? Slough Telephone Befriending is a service provided by a volunteer trained befriender who will contact you weekly or fortnightly. Who are BFT Telephone Befrienders: Our volunteers are recruited from a range of backgrounds and cultures who provide support and company to anyone in need of regular and friendly telephone chat. What do BFT volunteers offer: A friendly chat -Support and a listening ear -Signposting/empowerment -Bilingual advocacy Eligibility criteria includes but is not restricted: -Feeling isolated -Depressed -Lonely -Experienced any form of Domestic abuse -Bereavement -Low self esteem/confidence In addition to above we also now offer a 15 min welfare call this is particularly beneficial to those who are on medications due to underlying health issues who are not able to sustain a half hour call but simply want a call to check up on them if they okay on a weekly basis and if they need any help which we will gladly arrange. You can be referred by a Slough GP/Social Worker/family services/self referral Building Futures Together Regal Court Business Centre Slough Telephone 01753 555650 Email bftenquiry@gmail.com

Butterfly Trust (Cystic Fibrosis)

Alana Simpson, Butterfly Trust (Cystic Fibrosis), Swanston Steading, 109/3 Swanston Road, Lothian, EH10 7DS
The Butterfly Trust provides direct Social Support, in the community, for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis across the whole of Scotland. Support will provide space to talk about interests and worries, to explore their personal hopes and work towards achieving personal goals. The services are provided by our trained volunteers who support people in their local community.
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CACE

Ann Drain, CACE, Suite 4, Arca Business Centre, Dunnswood House, Dunnswood Rd, Wardpark South, Glasgow, G67 2DP
Charity for Older People.

Cancer Relief Gibraltar

Cancer Relief Gibraltar, Cancer Relief Gibraltar, 5, South Barrack Road, GX11 1AA
At Cancer Relief, we have been providing support to people living with cancer in the community for over 30 years.

Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre Ltd

Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre Ltd, Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre, Tower Works, Simmonds Road, Wincheap Business Park, Kent, CT1 3RA
Currently, we operate face to face and telephone befriending service matching individuals who are isolated or lonely with volunteers who provide social contact and support on a regular basis.

Caraidean Uibhist

Caraidean Uibhist, Caraidean Uibhist, 23 Winfield Way, Balivanich, Western Isles, HS7 5LH
Located in the heart of Balivanich, on the Isle of Benbecula, Caraidean Uibhist is a charitable foundation dedicated to helping those in need across the islands of Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay and Barra.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Western Avenue, SN15 3FQ
Peer mentor support scheme within the Psychology department at Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Care for the Family

Carol Humphreys, Care For The Family, Tovey House, Cleppa Park, , Newport, NP10 8BA, NP10 8BA
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.

Carers of East Lothian (COEL) (Carer Befriending)

Carers Of East Lothian (COEL), Carers Of East Lothian, East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston Road, East Lothian, EH41 3 PF
The service will offer unpaid carers the opportunity to connect on a one-to-one basis with another person with lived experience of having an unpaid caring role.

carers of west lothian

Carers Of West Lothian, Sycamore House, Quarrywood Court, West Lothian, EH54 6AX
Carers of West Lothian provide a range of befriending services unpaid carers in West Lothian.

Carers Support West Sussex

Carers Support West Sussex, 1-2 THE ORCHARD GLENEAGLES COURT, BRIGHTON ROAD, RH10 8TD
Carers Support West Sussex supports unpaid family carers who are providing care and support to a friend or family member.

Chemists' Community Fund

Chemists' Community Fund, Royal Society Of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0WF
The Chemists' Community Fund (working name of the Royal Society of Chemistry Benevolent Fund) assists with grants for members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and their dependents who are in need.

CLASP (Hope project)

Liz Docherty, CLASP, Community Led Action & Support Project, 140a Hayocks Road, Ayrshire, KA22 7PU
Clasp has been established as a community support project for 20 years.

CommUNITY Barnet (Barnet Befriending)

CommUNITY Barnet, Community Barnet, Barnet House, Whetstone, Greater London, N20 0EJ
Barnet Friends is a telephone service for adults from 18 to 55 who may be experiencing isolation or loneliness. We know that loneliness and isolation can affect anyone in life, whatever their age and whatever their family situation. The current pandemic and continued restrictions can make everyone feel lonely and has meant that we continue to be physically distanced from each other. Our volunteer befrienders are matched to an individual to provide companionship and emotional support and give them information on a range of activities and services that can help them increase their confidence and sociability. Our Befriending service is for those who: • are aged 18-55 and live, work or study in Barnet • need some form of emotional support or simply want someone to talk to • who would like to improve their confidence or learn about new skills or services

Community Links SW CIC

Community Links SW CIC, Community Centre, Mill Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1PW
We are aiming to reduce loneliness and isolation in people of all ages, by: - Providing one to one befriending in person or by telephone - Running a weekly coffee group - Working with Devon Carers on A Time for You, a sitting service that provides respite for carers. - Offering Cognitive Stimulation Therapy a NICE approved talking therapy for people affected by mild to moderate dementia. All our volunteers are recruited safely, DBS checked, trained and have regular support and supervision.

Community Solutions North West

Community Solutions North West, Elmfield Hall, Gatty Park, Hyndburn Road, Lancashire, BB5 4AA
We offer various forms of mentoring and befriending through home visits, telephone support and group activities.
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Community Together CIC

Community Together CIC, Office Number 8 Tamworth Business Enterprise Centre, Corporation Street, Staffordshire, B79 7DN
Community Together CIC is a non for profit organisation providing a holistic set of services specialising in - Providing a 7 Day per week Telephone Support Service Befriending - Telephone, Face to Face and Home Visits Form Filling one to one Support Meals on Wheels Hospital Discharge and Avoidance Support Stay Well Clinics Unemployment Support Delivering activities that support peoples mental health and wellbeing OUR AIMS “To enhance the lives of individuals, families and communities using early intervention to support them to GROW WELL; LIVE WELL; AGE WELL OUR PRIORITIES The following list is not in order of priority: • MENTAL WELLBEING • FOOD & FUEL POVERTY • SOCIAL ISOLATION & MOBILITY • ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEERING & RAISING ASPIRATIONS • HOMELESSNESS & HOUSING MATTERS • HEALTH & SOCIAL PRESSURES NB: The list of priority areas of focus for CTCIC is not exhaustive. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY All current and planned services, projects and initiatives cover this spectrum of need however, any new or emerging issues will be evaluated on the basis of need and available resources. OUR OBJECTIVES In accordance with the adopted AIM and with a focus upon the current list of PRIORITIES, Community Together CIC will seek to: • Develop our existing knowledge and understanding of local need. • Work collaboratively with organisations and partners across all sectors. • Work with local communities to establish the changing needs of those communities • Deliver, facilitate and enable targeted and meaningful services. • Ensure that all staff and volunteers are appropriately qualified/trained. • Continue to work towards tackling Social and Health inequalities across all areas of operations. • To identify and coproduce practical solutions to issues preventing individuals and families from leading independent lives;

Connecting Chelford

Connecting Chelford, Loch Karen, 2 Drumble Field, Chelford, Cheshire, SK11 9BT
Connecting Chelford is a local Befriending Service to provide a non profit making voluntary service. Residents who are interested in this service contact the Project Coordinator to arrange a visit so their requirements can be established and matched to a volunteer to provide Befriending support and opportunities to relieve their loneliness.
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COVEY Befriending (Hamilton)

Rhoda Reid, COVEY Befriending (Hamilton), Regent House, 9 High Patrick Street, ML3 7JA
COVEY offers support to vulnerable young people, children and families aged 7-18 in South Lanarkshire. Support is also provided for parents and carers with individual and group support being given where necessary.

CREST Waltham Forest (Waltham Forest Befriending Service)

CREST Waltham Forest, Harmony Hall, 10 Truro Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 7BY
This is a newly set up initiative in Waltham Forest for adults aged 18 - 59 years who wish to increase their social interaction with a face-to-face befriender. For those not yet ready to meet face-to-face and go out with someone then telephone befriending is also available. People can self refer or other agencies can make referrals including GP's, Social Prescribers, and other voluntary organisations

Crossroads Care Surrey

Crossroads Care Surrey, 121 Kingston Road, Surrey, KT22 7SU
Our amazing volunteers help us to support people across all areas of Surrey. Our telephone befriending service is incredibly valuable to people who are feeling lonely and isolated at home. A befriending call from a volunteer could last anything from 15 minutes to half an hour and will enable carers and people feeling lonely and isolated to benefit from friendly support, conversation, and someone to just check in on their wellbeing. All our volunteers are very friendly and are DBS and reference checked and have all been given training. Other Volunteer support we offer includes: Companionship in the Home - We spend a few hours a week with someone who may be isolated and feeling lonely. Community Support - We can Collect shopping and prescriptions for you if you are vulnerable.

Crossroads Fife (Crossroads Befriending)

Crossroads Fife, Buko Tower, Dalton Road, Southfield, Fife, KY6 2SS
Crossroads Fife is an independent charity formed in January 2001 from the merger of other schemes in Fife which were around since 1980. Crossroads Befriending Service provides Volunteer Befrienders to support vulnerable adults, affected by illness or disability, who are isolated and lonely. Our Volunteer Befrienders are carefully selected and trained to support people living in North East Fife, Central Fife and Levenmouth. If you could benefit from a Volunteer Befriender’s support, please contact Marie Lindsey, Coordinator by phone 01592 630253 or email marie@crossroadsg.co.uk If you would like to make a donation to Crossroads Fife please phone 01592 610540 or email info@crossroadsg.co.uk

Cyril Flint Volunteers

Alex Neil, Cyril Flint Volunteers, The Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, Greater Manchester, M41 9EH
Cyril Flint Befrienders matches trained befriending volunteers with isolated or lonely older people in the local community in Trafford and South Manchester. Our volunteers agree to befriend for a minimum of one hour per week, providing some regular company for those who sign up to our service.

Deaf Action (Sound Sense Befriending Service, Dundee / Online befriending service)

Violeta Ilendo, Deaf Action, Deaf Action, 49-51 Albany Street, Midlothian, EH1 3QY
We currently offer two befriending services for deaf* people. Sound Sense offers both face-to-face and distance befriending throughout Dundee to deaf people aged 16+ who are experiencing difficulties or isolation due to their deafness. Our other befriending service is available nationwide and offers befriending through video calling. *deaf includes all people who are either BSL users, hard of hearing, deafened or Deafblind

Deaf Action (Online Befriending Service)

Deaf Action, 49 Albany Street, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 3QY
We know how lonely it can feel at any age being at home during the Coronavirus pandemic. If you or someone you know could do with a friendly face to chat to, our befriending service can help you meet Deaf friends in Scotland with similar interests and suitable communication needs for conversation and companionship during this difficult time. Not only can the befriender stay in contact through video calls, text messages, and letters. Deaf BSL users, deafened, deafblind, and hard of hearing all welcome to use our befriending service to meet new friends. If you don’t have a suitable device to communicate online with our befrienders, we can also provide you with the free loan of a computer tablet as well as training.

Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK, National Centre For Deafblindness, Rainbow Court, Paston Ridings, Cambridgeshire, PE4 7UP
Deafblind UK support people who have combined sight and hearing loss which affects their access to information, mobility and communication. Deafblindness affects everyone in different ways. Any Deafblind UK member can currently request either a telephone or email befriender and for our BSL using members we also offer video befrienders.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Jo Burton, Demelza Hospice Care For Children, Demelza House, Rook Lane, Bobbing, Kent, ME9 8DZ
Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides specialist care and emotional support for children with serious or terminal conditions and their loved ones, so they can enjoy time together as family, for as long as they have. Within the service there is a specialist bereavement team, who supports families pre and post bereavement, providing support at a time and in a way that is right for them.

Disability Positive (Counselling and Befriending Service)

Disability Positive, Disability Positive, Sension House, Denton Drive, Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW97LU
We are providing a befriending service for people with lived expeience of disability and long term health conditions throughout Cheshire that access our other services.

Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Douglas MacMillan Hospice, Barlaston Road, Staffordshire, ST33NZ
Patients Dougie Mac is more than just a hospice. Our mantra is to significantly improve the end-of-life process for our patients. Carers / Families Many people don’t see themselves as a ‘carer’ when a loved one falls ill; however your support is vital in supporting your family member, ensuring the least amount of difficulty as possible for everyone involved. Providing this care can have a big impact on you and it takes time to adjust and find ways of managing. Our Family Services Team is specially trained to support the whole family, including children and teenagers.

Dunblane Development Trust (Dementia Friendly Dunblane)

Dunblane Development Trust, Braeport Centre, Braeport, FK15OAT
Elderly people with dementia who are lonely and isolated.

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action (Community Companions)

Dundee Volunteer And Voluntary Action, Number 10, 10 Constitution Road, Tayside, DD1 1LL
Community Companion befrienders support people who are lonely or socially isolated. We also offer weekly social cafes.

East and Southeast Asian Scotland (Community Interest Company)

East And Southeast Asian Scotland, 9 Ainslie Place, EH3 6AT
East and Southeast Asian (ESA) Scotland is the first (and currently only) organisation in Scotland that campaigns for the empowerment and protection of the East and Southeast Asian community.
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East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action, Befriending Service

Anne McIlvain, East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action, Befriending Service, Units 4&5, 18-20 Townhead, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, G66 1NL
The aim of the service is to challenge loneliness and social isolation and to improve the quality of life of our clients throughout East Dunbartonshire.

East Elloe Good Neighbour Scheme (Befriending Service)

East Elloe Good Neighbour Scheme, The Vicarage, Long Sutton, Lincs, PE12 9JJ
We offer a bespoke befriending service for the residents of the East Elloe area in Lincolnshire.

East London Cares (East London Cares (Love Your Neighbour))

East London Cares, 15b St Margaret's House, Old Ford Road, E2 9PJ
Love Your Neighbour is East London Cares' friendship matching scheme, bringing together older (65+) and younger neighbours (18-64) in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Older and younger neighbours are matched up based on location, interests and personality, your match will then visit you once a week for a chat. The programme aims to bridge divides that can make London an isolating and lonely place for younger and older neighbours alike. As well as Love Your Neighbour, East London Cares run free social clubs every month, where neighbours can get together in a group and share laughter over an activity or a cup of coffee. For more information, or to receive a free programme in the post every month, visit www.eastlondoncares.org.uk or give us a call on 0207 118 4949

Ecas

Sam Collins, Ecas, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, EH7 5QY
Ecas befriending offers friendship and companionship for isolated, physically disabled adults living in Edinburgh. If you are in contact with someone who is isolated due to a physical disability we would like to hear from you. Please review our FAQ before submitting a referral.

Edinburgh Headway Group

Edinburgh Headway Group, Unit 4, 27 Peffer Place, EH16 4BB
Edinburgh Headway Group aims to empower and enrich the lives of adults who have survived an acquired brain injury.

English National Ballet

English National Ballet, 41 Hopewell Square, E14 0SY
English National Ballet's (ENB) Dance for Parkinson's commenced in 2010 and supports people living with Parkinson's, helping to improve quality of life through involvement in dance and social cultural activities. English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson's Befriending Scheme is launching in London.

Epilepsy Action (Local services)

Epilepsy Action, New Anstey House, Gatewaydrive, Yeadon, West Yorkshire, LS19 7XY
Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy. We want high quality, accessible epilepsy healthcare services, so that people with epilepsy have the support they need to manage their condition. We want wider awareness and understanding of epilepsy, so that people living with the condition are treated with fairness and respect. We have support groups across the country which are gradually reopening. Our supporters, members, staff and volunteers are united by these common goals.
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Epilepsy Connections

Scott Coyne, Epilepsy Connections, Baltic Chambers, Suites 129 - 134, 50 Wellington Street, G2 6HJ
We offer both one-to-one befriending. Living with epilepsy is challenging.

Equal Futures

Equal Futures
Equal Futures promotes social inclusion for people with a learning disability and autism in Scotland. Equal Futures was set up in 2002 by a group of parents who have a family member with disabilities. We provide support for people aged 16 and over and work across 10 local authority areas: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Perthshire, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire.

Eric Liddell Centre

Dorothy Terhune, Eric Liddell Centre, Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, EH10 4DP
The Eric Liddell Befriending Project supports anyone living in Edinburgh who is caring for someone on an unpaid basis or whose caring role has lessened or recently ended. By building a trusting relationship a befriender can encourage you to take a few hours for yourself away from it all - possibly taking part in an activity you used to enjoy, going shopping or maybe just for a walk.

Fairway Fife

Fairway Fife, 4 Victoria Street, Fife, KY12 0LW
Fairway Fife is a Peer Mentoring Charity involving people with learning disabilities from 16 years of age. Our aim is to encourage and support access to social and leisure facilities within our local communities, enabling our members to strive towards living their dreams through the support of non-disabled peers.

Families affected by Murder and Suicide (Fams)

Families Affected By Murder And Suicide, 352 Orbiston Street, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, ML1 1QW
Families affected by murder and suicide

Fife Carers Centre

Helen Honoré, Fife Carers Centre, 157 Commercial Street, Fife, KY1 2NS
Our befriending service at Fife Carers Centre is there to help carers who feel lonely or isolated to increase their circle of friends. We know that little things make a difference. Our befrienders have helped carers to become more confident, to cope with their caring role and to start feeling like a person again instead of feeling that they are only defined as a carer. If you are a carer and think this service could benefit you then please get in touch with the centre where any of our staff will be happy to help you.

Fife Centre for Equalities

Fife Centre For Equalities, Fife Centre For Equalities, New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Fife, KY1 1XT
FCE started the Minority Ethnic 60+ Project in July 2020 because many minority ethnic older people in Fife were unable to access information and support due to language barrier and Covid restrictions.

Fife Voluntary Action (Kingdom Companions)

Fife Voluntary Action, Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Fife, KY6 2AQ
During the Covid 19 pandemic the befriending project diversified into a telephone befriending project for anyone in Fife suffering from isolation or loneliness this is a short term project for the duration of the pandemic.

Fife Womens Aid

Kate McCormack, Fife Womens Aid, Suite 1, First Floor, Saltire House, Pentland Park, Fife, KY6 2AL
We offer a variety of services across Fife to support women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. Our volunteers are from all walks of life, complete a thorough training programme, and are PVG and reference checked.

First Love Foundation (Enabling Lives Team)

First Love Foundation, Unit C18 Poplar Business Park, Poplar, London E14 9RL, Greater London, E14 9RL
The Befriending Service aims to provide people experiencing social isolation and loneliness with opportunities for social interaction and a sense of belonging to and being part of a community. Aims & Objectives include: To befriend individual clients by telephone, at home (pandemic pending) or in the community To provide companionship and friendship and a link to the local community To reduce social isolation and loneliness by providing weekly phone call (or as frequently as agreed upon between the Befriender and Client) to provide stimulation and improve mental wellbeing To increase social connection and contact within the Tower Hamlets/near Tower Hamlets community and cultural services given the diversity within the community To expand and enhance the client’s experience within their own community or explore and plan new experiences (if wanted by client) To help the client feel happier and more independent in their situation To provide an alert to the Enabling Lives (frontline) Team should there be a further support need be identified

FISH Volunteer Centre (FISH Home Visiting Service)

FISH Volunteer Centre, 82 Lea Road, Sonning Common, Oxfordshire, RG4 9LJ
We offer a befriending service to people within the catchment area of the FISH Volunteer Centre (Sonning Common and surrounding villages). Anyone who is feeling a bit lonely and would like one of our Home Visitors to go along and see them every week is invited to contact us.

Folkestone Rainbow Centre

Folkestone Rainbow Centre, Cornerstone, 69 Sandgate Road, Kent, CT202AF
Homeless rough sleepers , people in supported housing, people in temporary housing, people at risk of eviction The Rainbow Centre is a Christian charity that delivers a range of services in Folkestone & Hythe District to provide support and hope to individuals and families experiencing deprivation or hardship. Respect. As a Christian organisation we are committed to serving people of all faith groups and beliefs or none and recognise the worth of everyone. We are passionate about inclusion and being non-judgemental, and respect all those we serve, treating our guests and clients with sympathy, consideration, kindness and fairness. We recognise the support and help other local agencies offer, and know that through collaboration, we can achieve the best outcomes for those who access our services. Our vision is to help build a community in which everyone is included and can have the opportunity to live and work in dignity with hope for the future. We have, at our peak, over 350 volunteers, without whom the organisation would be unable to offer the range of services dedicated to help the neediest people in our local community. You can be part of our support team by making a donation to help sustain our presence in Folkestone & Hythe district.

Forth Valley Welcome

Forth Valley Welcome, SBC Family Life Centre, 67 Murray Place, FK8 1AU
Assistance to refugees arriving in Forth Valley area (Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire) to help them to settle into the community, learn about local services and community organisations, and practice English conversation.

Fresh Community Wellness SCIO

Fresh Community Wellness SCIO, 41 Northsea Court, Seaton, Aberdeenshire, AB24 1WG
FRESH Community Wellness SCIO offers a free active befriending service for people of all ages in the Aberdeen area. MI doesn’t mean that we will tell you how you should (or shouldn’t) live your life. FRESH meets up regularly at outdoor locations throughout the city. Meeting outdoors gives everyone the space for some fresh air and light exercise. We also have indoor options, for crafts and in our community garden a hub/ base too. The active sessions are all run by registered and PVG assessed volunteers. At the meetups, we can go for a relaxed walk in the area, whether that be the beach, a park, or alongside one of Aberdeen’s beautiful rivers. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds & we have residents assisting us too. Whatever kind of person you are, and whatever interests you, you are bound to meet someone who clicks with you. We are proud to have volunteers and committee members with lived experience, and support some with living experience. But regardless of our individual background, and regardless of yours, all of us will treat you without judgement, and with empathy, kindness, and respect. Please do understand we have to have set boundaries and are unable to share personal numbers/ details.

Friends of Scottish Settlers

Friends Of Scottish Settlers, Stirlingshire
Friends of Scottish Settlers (FOSS) offers support to people who are new to the Falkirk district area. Scottish Charity Number SC050254 Wherever in the world you have come from, whatever your story, if you are looking for some friendly support and / or advice from Falkirk people, FOSS is here for you. If you want English conversation practice, we can help. Our Trustees hail from all over the world and are looking forward to welcoming you to Falkirk.

Friends of the Family (5s to 13s Befriending)

Friends Of The Family, 16 Colebrook Street, Hampshire, SO23 9LH
Our 5s to 13s Befriending service provides early support to local children and families in and around the Winchester area.

FRow Friends Befriending

FRow Friends Befriending, C/O The Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Hartfield Road, East Sussex, RH18 5DZ
FRow Friends Befriending is a community organisation run by volunteers to help bring our community together through friendship.
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Getting Better Together

Catherine Carson, Getting Better Together , Shotts Healthy Learning Centre, Kirk Road , North Lanarkshire, ML5 0HA
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. 1:1 Community Befriending Home Visiting Befriending Group Befriending Telephone Befriending Daily Well Being Calls.

GL11 Community Hub

GL11 Community Hub, GL11 Community Hub, Fairmead, Gloucestershire, GL11 5JS
We’re looking to create genuine, long-lasting friendships to help prevent loneliness and isolation.

Glasgow Association for Mental Health

Glasgow Association For Mental Health, St Andrews By The Green, 33 Turnbull Street, G1 5PR
GAMH Befriending service provides social support to people who have become isolated as a result of mental health difficulties.

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

Glasgow Council On Alcohol, 2nd Floor, 14 North Claremont Street, G3 7LE
Befriending is a new free service provided by GCA. Befrienders' role is to be a listening ear, allowing clients to get things off their chest. Volunteers might be asked to meet with their match outside, at places such as cafes, park and libraries. The befriending match will last for a period of three months.

Grand Union Housing Group (Health and Wellbeing)

Grand Union Housing Group, K2, Timbold Drive, Kents Hill, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6BZ
As a housing association, we setting up this serve for customers of any age who are isolated/lonely would benefit from a regular phone conversation.
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Hands On Project (LEAP)

Georgie Madden, Hands On Project (LEAP), 197 Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, G72 7PJ
Hands On Project works in a number of communities within the South Lanarkshire area. The project forms part of LEAP (Lightburn Elderly Association Project) which is a Scottish charity based in Halfway, Cambuslang. We provide a free befriending and handyperson service to people over the age of 50 who are lonely and isolated and who are experiencing difficulties due to their health condition.

Happy at Home Partnership, Daventry Volunteers

Happy At Home Partnership, Daventry Volunteers, The New Street Centre, 13 New Street, NN11 4BT
Happy at Home provides a lifeline to lonely, isolated, older people across West Northamptonshire, supporting them to live happily, healthily, safely, and independently in their homes for as long as possible. We recruit, support, and train our volunteers who build relationships with older people and in doing so, strengthen their communities.

Harrogate and District Community Action (HADCA) (Ripon and Rural Befriending Service)

Harrogate And District Community Action (HADCA), Community House, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, N Yorkshire, HG4 1LE
Our volunteer befrienders offer regular social visits, providing you with company and a friendly listening ear.

Headway Somerset (Making Headway)

Headway Somerset, Headway Somerset, First Floor Victoria House, Victoria Street, Somerset, TA13FA
Making Headway Buddies work across Somerset to support and encourage people following an acquired brain injury, as they look to rebuild confidence and make connections with their communities and interests.

Health All Round

Health All Round, Health All Round, 24 Westfield Avenue, Midlothian, EH11 2 QH
Health All Round provides a range of services to improve health & well being for people living in South West Edinburgh. Our 'Friends in Need' service supports members of the Polish community to access and enjoy Health All Round services.

Hearing Voices Network, Dundee (Bridging The Gap)

Hearing Voices Network, Dundee, 216-222 Hilltown, Angus, DD2 4RX
Our Bridging The Gap scheme is for anyone living in the Dundee area who is experiencing mental health illness, is in receipt of a service, is socially isolated and/or who could benefit from the support and encouragement a volunteer befriender could provide.

Hesketh Bank and Tarleton Helpers (n/a)

Hesketh Bank And Tarleton Helpers, The Rectory, 1, Silverdale, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire, PR4 6RZ
We are a small charity operating in and around the villages of Tarleton and Hesketh Bank in West Lancashire.

HEY Smile Foundation (CallER Collective)

HEY Smile Foundation, The Loft, Gosschalks, Dock Street, East Yorkshire, HU1 3AE
CallER Collective provides a telephone befriending service for people in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.

Highland Hospice

Susan Smith, Highland Hospice, 1 Bishops Road, IV25DB
At Highland Hospice we aim to support people, their families and carers, living with an advancing, life shortening illness in the Highlands to live the best possible life and to prepare for and experience the best possible death. We continue to support people in local communities during COVID-19 pandemic. The Helping Hands team also offer end of life support within Hospitals and Care Homes. Highland Hospice work in partnership with befriending services throughout the Highlands.

Home Group

Home Group, 2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth, Tyne And Wear, NE12 8ET
The Volunteer Befriending service offers regular telephone call with one of our trained volunteers for somebody who may be lonely or isolated. Befriending can be a vital link between you and what is going on in the world.
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Home Link Family Support

Jane Ellis, Home Link Family Support, 1 Dalkeith Road Mews, Edinburgh, EH16 5GA
Volunteer to support families with pre-school children, at home, and provide practical and emotional support. By being a good listener, a volunteer can gently build up parents’ skills and self-esteem. During the pandemic our volunteers are still supporting families by phone and zoom.

Home-Start East Lothian

Katy Pollock, Home-Start East Lothian, Early Years Centre, Sanderson's Wynd, East Lothian, EH33 1DA
Home-Start East Lothian supports vulnerable families with at least one child under five through the recruitment, training and placement of volunteer befrienders who can offer support, friendship and practical assistance. Home-Start East Lothian endeavours to fulfil a preventive role, wherein families in difficulty can be supported by well-trained volunteers, lessening the chance of family problems deteriorating to the point where statutory intervention is required.

Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh

Fiona McCabe, Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh, 247 Leith Walk, EH6 8NY
Based in the heart of Leith, Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh has been offering support to families since 1986.

Home-Start Perth and Kinross

Tania Greenhorn, Home-Start Perth And Kinross, The Gateway, North Methven Street, ---------, PH1 5PP
Home-Start Perth is a Family Support Charity, working as part of the Home-Start network.

Horsham District Befriends

Lucy Hargreaves, Horsham District Befriends, Lucy Hargreaves, Project Manager - Horsham District Befriends, Horsham District Council, Parkside, West Sussex, RH12 1RL
Volunteer befrienders working with Social Prescribers to help clients into services.

Hospice Hope

Hospice Hope, 23 Ashby Road, Ravenstone, Leicestershire, LE67 2AA
Hospice Hope works within North West Leicestershire to support individuals who have a condition that leads to a reduction in quality of life or who have been diagnosed with a life limiting condition as well as offering support to their partner or carer. Our befriending service will offer a weekly call / zoom / skype , by one of our volunteers for up to 30 mins each time. We also offer a pen pal / e mail pal service and peer to peer support.

Humanity First UK

Humanity First UK, 27 Red Lion Business Park, Red Lion Road, Surrey, KT6 7QD
Humanity First Befriending Service aims to reduce isolation and provide a listening ear to anyone over the age of 60. If you are: - over 60 years of age - experiencing loneliness, or - need practical advice on connecting with others in the community our trained volunteers are available to speak over the phone. You can refer yourself or we can receive referrals from health professionals and support groups, with permission.

HUTS Workshop

HUTS Workshop, Teifi Terrace, Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion, SA38 9ED
The Befriending service enables HUTS to reach a wider range of people with mental health problems across West Wales, including younger people. It also enables HUTS to provide additional support to people who are using the service when they face a crisis or need enhanced support. The service would work in partnership with voluntary and statutory organisations. The project will enable HUTS to provide a service which is focused on recovery, enabling people to live a whole life reflecting individual needs and aspirations.

Ilkley & District Good Neighbours (Walk & Talk)

Ilkley & District Good Neighbours, Riddings Hall, Riddings Road, West Yorkshire, LS29 9LU
Befrienders Befrienders play an invaluable role in offering friendship, reducing isolation, providing stimulation and building confidence by providing… Companionship to an individual older person living in their own home A listening ear, cheerful company and conversation Sharing a pot of tea, reading or writing letters A game of scrabble or a puzzle together Potentially a trip out to a local cafe or accompany on a short walk

Include Me 2 Club SCIO (Include Me 2 Club -Buddy Up)

Include Me 2 Club SCIO, The Hub At James McGuire, 124 Main Street, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, G781SG
Include Me 2 Club SCIO - Buddy Up Project provides a service aimed at our members to focus our work on serving anyone with an additional support need, learning, physical disability, or mental health condition, suffering isolation or loneliness whatever their age.

Interest Link Borders

Andrew Findlay, Interest Link Borders, Volunteer Hall, Langtongate, Berwickshire, TD11 3AF
We aim to improve the quality of life of people with learning disabilities and their carers in the Scottish Borders through volunteer befriending. We provide 1:1 and group befriending services for children (8+), young people and adults with learning disabilities (and children & young people with autism) through our four branches covering Roxburgh, Tweeddale, Central Borders and Berwickshire. Members and families can come directly to us to request a service.

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind (Sight for Wight)

Isle Of Wight Society For The Blind, Millbrooke House, 137 Carisbrooke Road, NEWPORT, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1DD
A telephone befriending project for anyone on the Isle of Wight that is visually impaired.

Jersey Hospice Care

Jersey Hospice Care, Jersey Hospice Care, Mont Cochon, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3JB
Jersey Hospice Care in in the process of developing a befriender service.

Kew Neighbourhood Association

Kew Neighbourhood Association, Kew Neighbourhood Association, St Luke's House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Surrey, TW9 3NP
Kew Neighbourhood Association operates in Kew TW9. Our vision is to enable people in Kew to remain independent for as long as possible.

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP Befriending)

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project, 182a Esplanade, Fife, KY1 1RE
Kingdom Abuse Survivor Project (KASP) is a registered Scottish charity and a company limited by guarantee with more than 25 years’ experience of providing services to women and men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Lambeth and Southwark Mind

Lambeth And Southwark Mind, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, SW9 8DJ
Lambeth & Southwark Mind provides a friendly, safe and confidential telephone befriending service.

Langdon

Langdon, 506, Unit 506 Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, WD6 3FG
Langdon helps hundreds of adults and young people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK to live independent lives through supported living, education, employment support and social activities.

Lead Scotland (Fife Befriending Adults)

Eloise Slaven, Lead Scotland, 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2FF
Lead Scotland’s Fife Befriending project is a service for adults (16+) in Fife who feel isolated, lonely or disconnected, perhaps as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances. We are prioritising people who are most in need rather than people who are already linked with existing day services.

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

Janine Field, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, 311 Stonegate Road, West Yorkshire, LS17 6AZ
We support people to stay independent, active and lead fulfilling livesr.

Leuchie House (Leuchie@Home)

Leuchie House, Leuchie House, East Lothian, EH39 5NT
Leuchie House is a National Respite Centre for individuals with long term neurological conditions.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

Lincolnshire Community And Voluntary Service, Room G8, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR
Social prescribing is all about empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and improve their quality of life, while respecting the choices they make. Some people need more support than others to achieve these aims. 1) I would like some advice on where to access activities in my local area. 2) I would like some help to think about what my goals are and some advice on how to access activities in my local area. 3) I would like some help to think about my goals and someone to support me whilst I begin to move towards them.

LINK: East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project

Senga Smith, LINK: East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project, 31 Peebles Drive, DD4 0TF
LINK: East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project is an adult befriending service for people with poor mental health, isolated within the community.

Linking Lives Bedford

Linking Lives Bedford, Bedford Linking Lives, , Woodside Church, Dover Crescent, Bedford, Project 41, Woodside Church, Dover Crescent, Bedfordshire, MK41 8QH
We offer befriending to adults (18+), who live in Bedford and are experiencing loneliness and isolation.

Linking Lives Eastbourne

Linking Lives Eastbourne, East Sussex
Linking Lives Eastbourne is a befriending scheme run by local churches, offering friendship to those who may be feeling lonely or socially isolated. Our priority remains the elderly who are living alone, but we will also consider younger people living alone.
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Linknet Mentoring Limited (Befriending)

Linknet Mentoring Limited, 31 Guthrie Street, Scotland, EH1 1JG
Minority ethnic people from Edinburgh and the Lothians who feel isolated, lonely, and needing help can receive LINKnet’s befriending service.

Little Miracles Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Little Miracles Charity)

Little Miracles Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Little Miracles @the Spinney, Hartwell Way, Westwood, Cambs, PE3 7LE
We are a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions

Living Truth CIC

Living Truth CIC, 30 Petworth Street, London, England, SW11 4QW
Our mission is to support and improve the lives of marginalised individuals and groups, particularly but not exclusively: vulnerable girls, women and young mothers, young people, families, offenders and ex-offenders and practitioners who work with these cohorts. We aim to address long-term solutions to current intractable social problems, we work to reduce social exclusion, loneliness and conflict by offering innovative programmes and bespoke packages of support. Our work is underpinned by fundamental principles behind the human experience. The sharing of this understanding has had profound results and documented impact in the fields of mental health, trauma, education and offending.

Love Woburn Sands CIO (Community Smiles)

Love Woburn Sands CIO, The Methodist Church, High Street, Woburn Sands, MK17 8RH
We plan to recruit and train volunteers to provide a befriending support service to Woburn Sands, Woburn, Aspley Guise, Aspley Heath, Battlesden, Eversholt, Husborne Crawley, Milton Bryan and Ridgmont.

Macular Society

Sarah Harrop, Macular Society, Crown Chambers, South Street, Hampshire, SP10 2BN
Helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation for people affected by macular degeneration.

Manchester Settlement (Open Door Befriending Service)

Manchester Settlement, 1323-1330 Ashton Old Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 1JG
We provide a 30-minute telephone call on a weekly basis for anyone who feels lonely or isolated and living in Manchester.

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA), 5a New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB
Medway Voluntary Action (MVA) are working in partnership with Carers FIRST (CF), wHoo Cares and other local voluntary & community sector (VCS) and statutory organisations to deliver and co-ordinate befriending support in Medway. Befriending can be defined as: an emotional, supportive, mutual relationship in which companionship is provided on a regular basis by a volunteer. Befriending is not: the carrying out of any personal care, housework, or other domestic tasks. Key Principles: • Progression – Individuals accessing support will be encouraged and supported to nurture their own social connections within their local community, empowering them to move on and even help befriend other local people. • Partnership Working –The programme connects and communicates with statutory, community and voluntary Partners and commissioned frontline staff (e.g. • Capitalise on Existing Assets – Operating on a principle of accessing existing community and commissioned assets in Medway where possible. There are five core elements to the project: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Some important things you should know before making a referral to us: • The key criteria for being eligible for befriending support is that the person being referred is living in isolated circumstances or has little social contact. o For individuals aged 18 years and over o Priority given to those with a long term illness or who are Disabled o Targeted at those with limited/ no family or friends who visit them and/or who spend long periods of time alone. o Each referral will be considered on an individual basis and those not appropriate will be signposted to VCS & Wellbeing Navigators o Not suitable for complex cases e.g. o Aim is to be a short term intervention that is person centred so no defined time limit set however the ultimate aim is to discharge individual from services once connected within community. • All referrals for befriending support will be reviewed by MVA, who will arrange or signpost to appropriate befriending support. • If you know someone who might benefit from the befriending support we offer, then this form can be completed by any of the following: o A relative, friend, health & social care or any other support worker – in this situation, the person being referred must be aware of, and have agreed, to the referral; or o An individual wishing to refer themselves to the befriending scheme Should you require further information or help completing the referral or wish to discuss a case before referring please contact our Befriending Programme Officer on 01634 564939 or email at befriending@mva.org.uk. We welcome any comments, observations or suggestions; please email these to the email above.

Meetupcall

Meetupcall, Meetupcall, Workhere, South Parade, South Yorkshire, DN12DJ
Meetupcall Community enables charities and community organisations to deliver stimulating content and social interaction to groups of older people using only their telephone.

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

Middlesbrough And Stockton Mind, 90-92 Lothian Road, TS42QX
Our service offers telephone befriending for adults aged 50+ living in Middlesbrough. The service is here for people who are feeling isolated and lonely. If you would like to have a weekly telephone call with someone who you can talk with about things that interest you, to have a bit of company and a friendly person to chat with then you can get in touch with us. The service is delivered by trained volunteers.

Mind in Bradford

Mind In Bradford, Mind In Bradford, Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, West Yorkshire, BD1 4QU
Community Companions are trained volunteers who telephone or visit adults in their own homes or in the local community to support their mental wellbeing and help them access local services. The project aims to improve the mental health of individuals aged 18+ or over who are experiencing loneliness, social isolation or depression. Currently running in Baildon (BD17) Central Bradford (BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8, BD9) Mind in Bradford runs the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG.

Mind in Harrogate District

Mind In Harrogate District, The Acorn Centre, 101a Station Parade, North Yorkshire, HG1 1HB
This service offers the opportunity to meet with a volunteer befriender on a regular basis for walks, a café visit or a shopping trip. The first session will be a supervised meet and greet to ensure that both parties are comfortable with one another. Human companionship is important for maintaining positive mental health so if you need a little support, our Befriending Service could be for you.

Monifieth Befrienders

Lindsey Le Grice, Monifieth Befrienders, The Health Centre, Victoria Street, Angus, DD5 4LX
Monifieth Befrienders offers a free befriending service for socially isolated older people, and recently bereaved people of any age, living in Monifieth.

Morning Call and Visiting Service

Nadine Morrison, Morning Call And Visiting Service, 28 Culloden Road, Balloch, IV2 7HQ
We aim to help and assist in alleviating the loneliness and isolation of older people living in the community within the north of Scotland by arranging visits to their homes or elsewhere by appropriately trained and PVG checked volunteers.

Move On (Move On Support Service)

Louise Stroobant, Move On, 25 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
The Move On Support Service provides social and emotional support to young people aged 16-25 who have previously been affected by homelessness and who are living in the City of Edinburgh.

MS Society Cymru

MS Society Cymru, Clockwise @ Brunel, Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Street, CF24 0EB
The Pontio project offers befriending and one-to-one support to people living with and affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) in Wales. We offer information and support on: -employment rights and welfare benefits, including Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims -ways to manage your MS -accessing treatments, health, social care services and housing Our Pontio volunteers deliver MS awareness training sessions to organisations across Wales.

Multiple System Atrophy Trust

Multiple System Atrophy Trust, City Business Centre, 51 St Olav's Court, Lower Road, London, SE16 2XB
The Multiple System Atrophy Trust is the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by multiple system atrophy (MSA) – a rare neurological disease with no known cause or cure

MySight York

MySight York, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, North Yorkshire, YO1 9TU
MySight York's Home Visiting Service provides free, one-to-one support and friendship to people living with sight loss. Due to the coronavirus crisis our home visiting service has moved to a telephone and garden visit service. The service seeks to enable people to retain as much independence as possible and to reduce social isolation. Volunteers are carefully matched and can visit people in their own homes or at other locations, depending on the individual needs and interests of those using the service. Examples of things a volunteer and client might do include: Reading and sorting mail, shopping together, writing cards, reading out loud for pleasure, going for a walk, exercising or participating in a hobby together or having a chat over a cuppa. Please note that volunteers do not carry out any personal care, undertake cleaning, food shopping for clients or household chores.

New Friends for You (Friends for You)

New Friends For You, 38 MEREFIELD, ASTLEY VILLAGE, LANCASHIRE, PR7 1UR
Friends for you reaches out to lonely people in the Chorley, Lancashire area by offering them a volunteer to visit them for an hour a week at the same time, same day each week.

New Mills & District Volunteer Centre

New Mills & District Volunteer Centre, 33-35 Union Road, New Mills, Derbyshire, SK22 3EL
Our Befriending Service is aimed at people who are feeling lonely or socially isolated people and who live in New Mills and the surrounding areas in High Peak.

New Way (SC050014)

New Way, 7/9, Colquhoun Street, Argyll & Bute, G84 8AN
New Way provides peer befriending services for people in difficulty with their own or another persons use of alcohol and other drugs.

NHS Fife

NHS Fife, NHS Fife Volunteering Service, Patient Relations Department, Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Fife, KY2 5AH
NHS Fife provides healthcare services to over 370000 people in Fife.... We have a well established volunteering role with our heart buddies, whose purpose is to offer support to patients who have been identified/referred by a cardiac specialist nurse.

North and West Yorkshire ASBAH (NWY ASBAH)

North And West Yorkshire ASBAH, 12 Victory Road, West Yorkshire, LS29 8HL
North & West Yorkshire Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus (North & West Yorkshire ASBAH) is a registered charity supporting children, adults and families with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida in North & West Yorkshire. By supporting, informing, and campaigning, North & West Yorkshire ASBAH is continuing to help promote individual choice, control, and quality of life for all the people who use our services. One of the ways we provide our support is through welfare and befriending calls.

North Berwick Coastal Community Connections

North Berwick Coastal Community Connections, North Berwick Coastal Community Connections, North Berwick Community Centre, 8 Law Rd, East Lothian, EH39 4PN
If you are an adult living in the North Berwick Coastal area and are worried about becoming isolated during the current situation, we may be able to help you. We work to relieve social isolation for adults over 18 in the North Berwick Coastal area.

North Coast Connection

North Coast Connection, North Coast Connection, The Kyle Centre, Lairg, Highland, IV27 4XA
North Coast Helping Hands is a volunteer befriending service providing support and companionship either by telephone or in a person's own home.

North Halifax Partnership (Staying Well) (Staying Well)

North Halifax Partnership (Staying Well), Kevin Pearce Children's Centre, Ovenden Road, W.Yorkshire, HX3 5RQ
Staying Well was established in 2014 to establish interventions for a range of socially isolated people in Calderdale. Using a wide range of community activities, groups and organisations Staying Well has reduced isolation for many residents. The telephone befriending scheme was established during the Covid Crisis and provides weekly phone befriending by trained volunteers.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, NG3 6AA
To befriend patients and provide individual support enabling patients in one of our Forensic units who have little or no contact with persons outside the Hospital to take part in social contacts and provide them with an opportunity to develop links with the outside community.

Nurture the Borders

Nurture The Borders, The Village, Unit 6 Tweed Mill, Duunsdale Road, Scottish Borders, TD7 5DZ
Perinatal Mum befriending

Orkney Befriending Service

Kasia Gorzkowska , Orkney Befriending Service, Voluntary Action Orkney, 6 Bridge Street, Orkney, KW15 1HR
Orkney Befriending Service offers 1:1 relationships to keep older people from 60 years upwards remain in their own homes independently for longer.

ORKNEY BLIDE TRUST

Rosalind Spence, ORKNEY BLIDE TRUST, LAURA GRIMOND HOUSE, 54 VICTORIA STREET, ORKNEY, KW15 1DN
Orkney Blide Trust is a charity providing drop-in, housing support and befriending services for adults whose lives are affected by mental illness.

Pam Spicer (Pam Spicer)

Pam Spicer, 2 Greys Manor, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2EU
I am the Outreach Officer for a small charity in South Norfolk.

Parents Against CE (Pace)

Pam Butcher, Parents Against CE (Pace), Waverley House, Unit 10, Killingbeck Drive, West Yorks, LS14 6UF
Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.

Peabody Community Foundation (Volunteering (Social Action) at Peabody Community Foundation)

Peabody Community Foundation, 45 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB
The main aim of Community Connections is to provide a link to social opportunities for our Peabody residents through regular telephone calls.
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People Know How (Positive Transitions and Reconnect)

Glenn Liddall , People Know How, 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2FF
Positive Transitions: Support for children, young people and families This service offers one-to-one and group support for children, young people and families that focuses on enhancing transitions, developing stronger relationships at schools, and increasing self-esteem and confidence. Our dedicated Befriending Coordinators work closely with schools, families and other organisations throughout all phases of the project, and thanks to the dedication of our team, we have been awarded the Quality in Befriending Award for our excellence in this work. Reconnect: Support for adults and families Reconnect is a service offering support to adults and families in Edinburgh and East Lothian to help them to improve wellbeing by increasing digital and social inclusion. We believe that digital inclusion and social inclusion are inextricably linked, and together can contribute to enhanced wellbeing. We address wellbeing through digital in a three stage approach: getting the device, getting the support and getting connectivity. The support we provide can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or ad-hoc, usually between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. We can help with learning to use a digital device, connecting to the internet, navigating the web, connecting with the community, family and friends, learning skills to manage finances, reducing costs (energy providers, data plans, shopping, etc.), finding opportunities for education and employment and feeling less isolated and having someone to talk to.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity, 91 Royal College St, NW1 0SE
Around 70,000 adults and children in the UK have PKD. 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.
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Positive Help - Befriending

Bragela Hornal, Positive Help - Befriending, First Floor, 139 George Street, EH2 4JY
Positive Help aims to improve the day to day quality of life for those living with HIV & Hepatitis C.

Prestonfield & District Neighbourhood Workers Project

Prestonfield & District Neighbourhood Workers Project, 63 Prestonfield Avenue, 63 Prestonfield Avenue, Midlothian, EH16 5EX
In the building since it was built, we have run day care, dementia day care, lunch clubs, a Men’s Group, a Women’s Group, a Mental Health Support Group and an Art Group. During the Pandemic we have delivered freshly cooked meals to hundreds of older people, we have set up and continued a shopping service for those who are still unable to go out to the shops.

Q1 Foundation (The Hub) (Hub Buddies Befriending Scheme)

Q1 Foundation (The Hub), The Hub, 8 The Arcade, High Street, Berkshire, RG8 9AY
The Hub is a community connector, that offers the Hub Buddies befriending scheme to residents of Goring, Streatley and South Stoke, who are lonely or socially isolated.

Quarriers Volunteer Centre

Louise McGinty, Quarriers Volunteer Centre, Quarriers Head Office, Quarriers Village, Bridge Of Weir, Scotland, PA11 3SX
Giving people both support and independence is one of the things that makes Quarriers so special. We give independence to people with a disability and breathing space to families under pressure.

Racing Welfare (Check in and Chat)

Racing Welfare, 20b Park Lane, Suffolk, CB8 8QD
We offer professional guidance and practical help to all of racing’s people – including stud, stable and racecourse staff, alongside those working in associated professions – whose dedication is vital for the wellbeing of racing. We have a national network of welfare officers based in regional offices. We support current and retired racing staff, and their families. Our mission Our mission is to enhance the wellbeing of people from the horseracing and thoroughbred breeding community, by providing enabling and proactive support throughout and after their working lives. Our vision Our vision is that everyone from the horseracing and breeding industry and community feels supported and has the opportunity to thrive.

Rannoch Community Trust

Rannoch Community Trust, Tigh Na Coille, Camghouran, Tayside, PH17 2QG
We support people of all ages who are socially isolated or feeling lonely.

Raploch Community Partnership

Raploch Community Partnership, Raploch Community Campus, Drip Road, Stirlingshire, FK8 1RD
Volunteers Befriending project is a new befriending service which has been set up by Raploch Community Partnership, to support people in the community who experience difficulties. Raploch Community Partnership are an award winning community regeneration project delivering in priority areas in Stirling. The Volunteers Befriending project specifically works with individuals who may feel socially isolated and lonely or need facilitative support with active citizenship. It provides practical and social support on a one to one basis tailored to meet individual needs Aim: • To improve the social and mental wellbeing of people in their own environments, through tailored ‘purposeful friendship’ interactions. Objectives: • Reduce isolation and loneliness • Encourage access to community services • Increase capacity to cope with problems of daily living – resilience? • Meet a variety of other client led objectives.

Ray of Light Wales Cancer Support

Ray Of Light Wales Cancer Support, The Meadows, Peterston Road, Groesfaen, South Glamorgan, CF72 8NU
We provide practical and emotional support for those with the vital and sometimes challenging role of supporting someone with cancer

Reach Out Hertfordshire - North Herts Centre for Voluntary Services (NHCVS)

Reach Out Hertfordshire - North Herts Centre For Voluntary Services (NHCVS), Unit 30, Campus Five, Third Avenue, Hertfordshire, SG6 2JF
Reach Out is a project that aims to reduce loneliness in those who have recently been discharged from hospital, by linking them up with a volunteer in their neighbourhood who can offer companionship and practical support to help them to feel less lonely and isolated.

Redbridge Befriending Project (East London)

Martina Chana, Redbridge Befriending Project (East London), Redbridge Concern For Mental Health, 98-100 Ilford Lane, Essex, IG1 2LD
Redbridge Befriending Project. Volunteers do not need experience but a willingness to learn and an interest in mental health however it is a necessity to have a non judgemental attitude, patience and reliability. This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to embark on a career in Psychology or Health and Social Care field

Relationship Circle

Relationship Circle, 68 Shenfield Place, Essex, CM15 9AH
Relationship Circle is a Community Interest Company (CIC) organisation with the aim of bringing women together to learn how to support each other during challenging times when they experience relationship problems/crisis with partners/spouses or family members at home. This group will offer individuals a safe space to share feelings and experience with one another via attending a virtual cafe or online free confidential individual tearoom conversations with the Relationship Circle mentor for up to 30 minutes for a series of 6 sessions on a weekly basis. Mentors who are recruited to become volunteers will be provided online training before they take on the role of the mentor.

Rescare

Rescare, Nicola Zielinski- Project Officer, 19 Buxton Rd, Stockport, SK2 6LS
Rescare was founded in 1984 by parents and friends of people affected by the closure of large NHS hospitals for people with learning disability. We have developed a small befriending service across the UK, primarily telephone based to support family members. Where possible if one of our volunteers lives close to a family we will encourage face to face befriending. Our volunteers are fully trained to support parents and parent carers that have loved ones with a learning disability.

Rowan Alba Ltd (Community Alcohol Related Damage Service)

Rowan Alba Ltd, 89 - 95 Fountainbridge, EH3 9PU
We work with people who are lonely and isolated and many of the people who use our service have a problematic relationship with alcohol.

Royal Mencap Society

Royal Mencap Society, 123 Golden Lane, EC1Y 0RT
At Royal Mencap Society everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. Please get in touch to find out if there are any befriending schemes running in your area by emailing Friendships@mencap.org.uk

Royds Community Association

Royds Community Association, Royds Enterprise Park, Future Fields, West Yorkshire, BD6 3EW
We work within the community with predominantly elder individuals who are lonely or isolated.

Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service

Rushcliffe Community And Voluntary Service, The Cotgrave Hub, Rivermead, County (optional), NG12 3UQ
Our friends are an essential part of our support networks and help make us who we are. We will match you to one of our Befriending Volunteers who will call or visit you up to twice a week.

Safety Net (UK)

Safety Net (UK), 1 Fisher Street, Cumbria, CA3 8RR
If you have been affected by rape, exploitation, sexual or domestic abuse and live in Cumbria our befriending service can support you on your recovery journey. Our volunteers are trained as befrienders and understand the impact abuse has on people. If you are a survivor of rape, exploitation, sexual or domestic abuse in Cumbria you can self-refer for support from Safety Net (UK) by visiting https://www.safetynetuk.org/ or calling us on 01228 515859.

Sanctuary In Chichester

Sanctuary In Chichester, Sanctuary In Chichester, East Pallant House, West Sussex, PO19 1TY
Sanctuary In Chichester provides practical, social and pastoral support to refugees and asylum seekers in the Chichester area to ensure that people are and feel, safe in their new adopted community and to ensure they don’t suffer from social isolation

ScotsCare (Blether Buddy Befriending Service)

Louise Davies, ScotsCare, 22 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AJ
We are a modern 21st century organisation with a 400 year-old history of helping out Scots, and the children of Scots, in London. And we’re finding that the need for our support has never been greater. We offer help with job seeking, housing, health, drugs and alcohol, counselling, debt and advocacy advice and services. Our services are available to Scots living within a 35 mile radius of Charing Cross.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

Scottish Cot Death Trust, Scottish Cot Death Trust, 5th Floor (5B), Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8SJ
Scottish Cot Death Trust was founded in 1985 and is the only charity in Scotland dedicated to the sudden unexpected death of babies and young children. We aim to provide holistic bereavement support for all family members, where and when they need it. Peer support includes our befriending service and online peer support groups.

Seafriends

Seafriends, 34 Sutton Road, BN25 1
1-2-1 befriending service, face to face, or telephone.
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SeAscape Ltd

Liz Robertson , SeAscape Ltd, SeAscape, 10 - 12 Arthur Street, Ayrshire, KA7 1QJ
SeAscape provide a tenancy support service and rent deposit guarantee scheme as well as befriending in South Ayrshire. Our aim at SeAscape Befriending is to offer a service for everyone aged 16 and above who feels they could either benefit or contribute their time and effort towards preventing loneliness and social isolation, in our community. Through befriending we also hope to help our most vulnerable befriendees feel safe and secure in their homes; settled and happier in their lives and through this, prevent repeat homelessness.

seescape

Kirsty Henderson, Seescape, 13 Wilson Avenue, Fife, KY2 5EF
Seescape was founded over 150 years ago in 1865 as Fife Society for the Blind – to make life with a sight loss easier and to allow blind and partially sighted people to be independent. Today, we have four core functions: Sight Support, Community Enagement, Assistive Technology and The Optician at seescape, Scotland’s first charity optician which is open to the general public.

Share Community

Share Community, Share Community Ltd, 64 Altenburg Gardens, SW11 1JL
We provide a befriending service for adults with learning disabilities and autism in South West London.

Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SHASBAH)

Sheffield Association For Spina Bifida And Hydrocephalus, BL 10 Capel Building, 57 Burton Street, South Yorkshire, S6 2HH
Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus supports individuals with either or both conditions, living in the 'S' postcode in and around Sheffield.

Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (Good Neighbour Scheme)

Sheffield Churches Council For Community Care, Unit 19 President Buildings, Savile Street East, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 7UQ
SCCCC Good Neighbour Scheme has helped the older people in our local community since 1965. Regular or occasional friendly (social) visits A volunteer (or in some cases, a staff member) will go to a client’s home for a chat and possibly a cup of tea (if appropriate and safe to do so). Telephone support We offer regular, friendly support over the telephone for older people who may prefer this to face to face visits and we also offer telephone support to clients who are waiting to be matched with a volunteer. Pen pal Scheme We started our Pen pal scheme in March 2020 just as the first lockdown came. For those clients who do enjoy writing, they can write back to the volunteers in a safe way, so we can ensure that everything passing through is appropriate and has no sensitive information on, to keep everyone safe. Other services we offer also include: Escorting to hospital appointments Re-arranging furniture to enable greater mobility. Occasional sitting to give a carer time to attend an appointment Short term holiday checks
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Shetland Befriending Scheme

Mairi Jamieson, Shetland Befriending Scheme, Market House, 14 Market Street, Shetland, ZE1 0JP
Shetland Befriending Scheme offers befriending on a 1:1 basis to children from aged 7 years, young people and adults aged 16+ years who need support to engage in the community in a positive capacity.

SHP (The Camden Recovery Service & Islington Aftercare)

SHP, 50-52 Camden Square, NW1 9XB
Telephone Befriending is available to clients of The Camden Recovery Service and Islington Aftercare. Coronavirus is having a huge impact on our lives, with the social distancing restrictions in place possibly making you feel lonely or isolated.

Sight Scotland & Sight Scotland Veterans

Sight Scotland & Sight Scotland Veterans, 50 Gillespie Crescent, EH10 4JB
Sight Scotland is Scotland's largest vision impairment organisation. Sight Scotland Veterans is a registered charity that was established in 1915. Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister organisations.

Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire

Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire, 466 Beverley Road, East Yorkshire, HU5 1NF
Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire is a UK registered charity which supports people with sight loss.

Sightline Vision (North West) Limited

Ian Edwards, Sightline Vision (North West) Limited, 1a Farrington Street, Lancashire, PR7 1DY
Sightline offers a confidential telephone befriending service for people with a visual impairment, their friends, family and carers.

Silver Cord (Silver Cord)

Silver Cord, Hope Christian Centre Stalybridge Road, Hyde, SK14 6NF
Local churches working in partnership to address issues of isolation and loneliness in Tameside (Greater Manchester) and Glossop (Derbyshire).

Skye & Lochalsh Council For Voluntary Organisations (Skye & Lochalsh Befrienders)

Skye & Lochalsh Council For Voluntary Organisations, Tigh Lisigarry, Bride Road, Portree, Highland, IV51 9ER
Skye & Lochalsh Befrienders is a volunteer befriending project run by Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations in partnership with Highland Hospice. Our aim is to reduce loneliness and isolation experienced by people over the age of 18 in Skye and Lochalsh by providing a regular volunteer befriending visit in a person's home environment.

SL Healthcare

SL Healthcare, 27 High View Drive, Norfolk, NR171EZ
SV Healthcare is base in Norfolk.

Sneham Malaysia

Sneham Malaysia, No 59 Jalan Bukit Noning 2, Taman Bukit Noning, Not US Or Canada, 14000
OUR VISION: No life should be lost by suicide. OUR MISSION: To alleviate emotional pain, distress, help reduce the risk of suicide through emotional support, promote awareness about mental health and coping skills OUR SERVICES: Helplines services: Free tele-counselling services for those lonely, distress, grieving, depressed, and suicidal. Advocacy: Awareness on mental health, share stress manage & coping skills early warning signs of mental illness and suicide; Collaboration: Govt Agencies, NGOs, Schools, Colleges, Institutions on Mental health campaigns projects, events    

South Derbyshire CVS

Kerrie Fletcher, South Derbyshire CVS, 46-48 Grove Street, Derbyshire, DE11 9DD
South Derbyshire CVS runs a befriending service called Connect Befriending which covers the South Derbyshire area and is for any vulnerable adult.

Springline Good Neighbour Scheme

Springline Good Neighbour Scheme, C/o SGNS Chair - Jon Scourse, 32 The Green, Ingham, Lincolnshire, LN1 2XT
Springline Good Neighbour Scheme (SGNS) provides support for adults living in Fillingham, Ingham, Cammeringham, Brattleby, Aisthorpe, Scampton, North Carlton, South Carlton, Burton and Burton Waters who, because of age, isolation, ill health, disability or whatever other reason need regular or occasional help

St Andrews Hospice

Lorraine MacAlpine, St Andrews Hospice, Henderson St, Lanarkshire, ML6 6DJ
St Andrews Hospice provides palliative care for the people of Lanarkshire. Volunteer befrienders provide informal support and companionship to people affected by a life limiting illness.
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St Barnabas Hospices (Community Companions)

St Barnabas Hospices, St Barnabas House, Titnore Lane, West Sussex, BN12 6NZ
Befriending service for patients of St Barnabas House - providing companionship to help relieve isolation or boredom - assist with taking a person out for practical or social reasons - provide company while the patient's carer takes a break for a couple for a couple of hours Visits are generally for 2 hours on a weekly basis

Staffordshire Sight Loss Association

Staffordshire Sight Loss Association, Unit 6, The Forecourt, 12 Albion Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, ST1 1AS
We are a local charity based in Stoke-on-Trent that provides services and support for people living with sight loss in North Staffordshire. Our telephone befriending service can match you with one of our volunteers for a weekly or fortnightly chat. To access this service please get in touch on 07931327018 or at hello@ssla.org.uk

Stanley Development Trust (Care & Wellbeing Project - Befriending Service)

Laura Baird, Stanley Development Trust, Cairnsmore, The Square, Perthshire, PH1 4LT
Stanley Development Trust - our purpose is to improve the quality of life and the environment of the village of Stanley and its surrounding rural area. Part of our Care & Wellbeing Project, the befriending service aims to provide social support to people and families who are challenged by illness, disability, advancing years, or crisis and those at risk of social isolation and loneliness, including individuals whose lifestyle or conduct gives rise to problems for themselves or others. It is a free service and is available to people living in the village of Stanley and the surrounding rural area. Our volunteer befrienders are trained for the role and they are members of the PVG Scheme.

STAR Project

Heather Kay, STAR Project, STAR Project, 12-14 Wallace Street, Renfrewshire, PA3 2BU
STAR Project is an award winning community organisation, delivering sustainable and positive social outcomes in the North End of Paisley and beyond.

Strathcarron Hospice

Susan High, Strathcarron Hospice, Randolph Hill, Denny, FK6 5HJ
Based at an independent Hospice, Strathcarron Compassionate Neighbours provide a range of tailored support provided by volunteers in the community for people living with or caring for someone with a deteriorating health condition, or those who are lonely or bereaved.

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder, Sue Ryder, 183 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BU
Better Together Befriending - Connecting People in the Community. Whether it's over the telephone, by video call, out in the garden, or sat on the sofa, our volunteers share their time and companionship to help people with life-limiting conditions live the best lives they possibly can at home or in the community.

Sutton Befrienders

Sutton Befrienders, Volunteer Centre, Market House, 216 - 220 High Street, SM1 1NU
Sutton Befrienders is a volunteering project which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for people living in the London Borough of Sutton. We recruit and train volunteer befrienders to build meaningful relationships so that the adults they support feel less lonely, less isolated and better connected in their community.

SWAN Women's Centre (Befriending Service)

SWAN Women's Centre, 6 Linacre Road, Merseyside, L21 8NJ
We are a women's service based in Sefton offering face to face and telephone/online support for 12 months for over 18's.

TACC London (Therapy accessible on contact without charge) (RDUK Befrienders)

TACC London (Therapy Accessible On Contact Without Charge), TACC, Thrive, 1 Teredo St, London SE16 7LW, London, SE16 7LW
TACC are able to provide befrienders to people who are vulnerable and who may be facing mental health problems.

Tandem

Prue Sykes, Tandem, The Michael Young Building, Restore, Manzil Way, Cowley Road, Oxon, OX4 1YH
An independent charity offering befriending partnerships to people recovering from a period of mental ill-health in Oxford City.

Tavistock Area Support Services (TASS)

Tavistock Area Support Services (TASS), The Anchorage Centre, Chapel Street, Devon, PL198AQ
Tavistock Area Support Services is a charity which focuses on the over 55s and/or those with physical challenges and assists them in living independently.

The Careline (Care Friends)

The Careline, 219 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BD
The Careline befriending service is aimed at alleviating the negative impacts of loneliness on mental and physical health and is therefore available to anyone who is feeling lonely, isolated, experiencing anxiety or has limited social contact. Get in touch with us and we will match you with one of our trained befriending volunteers who will call you regularly to chat and give you a listening ear. As this is a remote service, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all interactions will be via telephone or video calls. The service is completely free and available to anyone who has been referred by a healthcare professional such as a doctor or nurse, or by a friend or colleague who is concerned about your wellbeing.

The Chatty Cafe Scheme

The Chatty Cafe Scheme, 1 Wade Row Top, Uppermill, Oldham, England, OL3 6AY, 1 Wade Row Top, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 6AY
Weekly 30 minute phone call

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, (Communities Active)

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, 1 Waterside Park, Valley Way, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 0BB
We provide Health and Wellbeing support to residents living in the Five Towns area of Wakefield (West Yorkshire). Our Health and Wellbeing Activators provide individuals with bespoke support to local residents wanting to overcome barriers and improve their health and wellbeing.  One to One support to help individual achieve their goals and overcome their barriers.  Befriending service (virtually & in person) to help local residents build the confidence they may need to try something new.  Identify and connect people into suitable local services, groups, activities and social opportunities.  Provide information and guidance to individuals to help them to lead a healthier lifestyle. Individuals access the service through self-referral and referrals/ signposting from local partners, organisations and health networks such as local GP’s, care coordinators and community health care workers.

The Health and Wellness Hub

The Health And Wellness Hub, The Health And Wellness Hub, 58-60 Albert Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PR
The Health and Wellness Hub provides volunteer befrienders to carers in Airdrie and surrounding villages aiming to reduce loneliness and isolation.

The Leanne Fund

Chrisetta Mitchell, The Leanne Fund, 36 Point Street, Stornoway, Eilean Siar, HS1 2XF
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.

The Lighthouse CMHH (Beacon)

The Lighthouse CMHH, Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Cumbria, LA9 4PU
The Lighthouse is a mental health peer support charity, based in Kendal and serving the South Lakeland area of Cumbria, UK. We provide a comfortable and safe space facilitated by our lovely non-judgemental peer support volunteers, where you can come and chat, or just sit in the company of others who understand. Set up in response to the pandemic, we now also run a telephone befriending service: 'Beacon'. We also run a selection of various activities depending on what opportunities are available.

The Linda Tremble Foundation (SupportED)

The Linda Tremble Foundation, 14 Crichton Way, Auchtermuchty, Fife, KY15 5YJ
We offer help and support to anyone over 18, carer or sufferer, who is affected by an eating disorder. Run Peer-to-Peer groups Offer Befriending and mentoring

The Link Visiting Scheme

The Link Visiting Scheme, Wescott Annex, Wescott Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2ER
The Link Visiting Scheme supports older people struggling with the serious impact of loneliness. Our Mission is to reduce chronic loneliness and social isolation, to promote friendship and improve the health, wellbeing, and independence of our older residents.

The Mulberry Centre (The Mulberry Centre Telephone Befriending Project)

The Mulberry Centre, WMHU, Twickenham Road, Middlesex, TW7 6AF
The Mulberry Centre is a cancer information and support centre with a welcoming and non-clinical environment based within the grounds of West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth. Our aim is to deliver a range of information and support services to all people affected by a diagnosis of cancer: the cancer patient, those bereaved by cancer and the main carer/supporter. Our telephone befriending service started in November 2020 and aims to work with clients age 65+ who are affected by cancer providing regular check in and chat calls over a time limited period and an introduction to our variety of remote services and a weekly social online workshop. Although most our users come from the London Boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond and Ealing, we are open to all, regardless of postcode or hospital of diagnosis.

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

The Prince & Princess Of Wales Hospice, 20 Dumbreck Rd, Bellahouston Park, G41 5BW
The hospice offers a befriending service for patients, who are feeling isolated and would benefit from the company and support of a hospice befriender.

The Princess Project (Mum2Mum)

The Princess Project, The Princess Project, Christ Church, Wallis Avenue, Kent, ME15 9JW
Mum2Mum matches young mums (aged 16-30) in need of support with a trained volunteer befriender (all mums themselves).

The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA
Reading Friends brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. Reading Friends is delivered across the UK by local community-based delivery partners and at the beginning of 2021 we started expanding through public library services in England.

The Ridge SCIO

The Ridge SCIO, 40a High Street, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1JH
Our One-to-one befriending takes place in our community. 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.
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The Welcoming Association

Carrie McAlinden, The Welcoming Association, 20 Westfield Avenue, EH11 2TT
The Welcoming supports newcomers to Edinburgh by providing a range of services including English language classes, employability workshops, environmental activities and social and cultural integration opportunities.

The Widows Empowerment Trust

The Widows Empowerment Trust, Bizspace Business Park, Wilsons House, Lancashire, M40 8WN
We provide support for widows across Greater Manchester that are feeling lonely and Isolated to develop greater resilience and wellbeing . we provide 6month befriending and it will review after 6month. we support newly bereaved and other widows

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare

Annabella Dudziec, The Wimbledon Guild Of Social Welfare, 30/32 Worple Road, SW20 8QQ
About Wimbledon Guild A local charity supporting people across Merton We are a community charity in Merton providing a hand-up, not a hand-out. Our services aim to:  Reduce social isolation and loneliness  Help people who are experiencing difficulties  Enable older people to be active and healthy Befriending aims to reduce social isolation by matching clients with a Volunteer Befriender who they speak to or see every week. Wimbledon Guild work in partnership with Age UK Merton to deliver Merton Befriending Programme for people who are socially isolated and meet the following criteria:- • living in Merton • housebound and/or • living alone and/or • recently bereaved and/or • living with a long term condition

The Women & Families Resource Centre (Sisters With Heart Befriending Project)

The Women & Families Resource Centre, 98 Ranger Drive, Oxley, West Midlands, WV10 6DB
The main aim of the “Sisters with Heart” befriending project is to provide a 1:1 befriending service offering practical & emotional support for vulnerable, isolated & disadvantaged women, particularly asylum/refugee, black & ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged groups in Wolverhampton. Volunteer befrienders are matched with clients to offer regular weekly support, friendship and practical help to families under stress, helping families at an early stage to prevent family crisis and breakdown. The Sisters with Heart befrienders:  Provide emotional and practical support through home visits.  Facilitate and accompany individuals to activities within the local community.  Go out for a coffee, walk, to the shops, the park or to pick up prescriptions.  Accompany individuals to appointments (by prior arrangement).  Support to establish other social contacts and strengthen family relationships.  Assistance in locating local facilities and accessing services.  Help individuals to maintain hobbies and interests.  One- one activities with troubled families – Parents who are or at risk of facing child protection issues.  Pregnancy Support – including lone pregnancy and pregnancy in difficult or dangerous situations such as homelessness, domestic abuse, asylum seekers or where there are other risk factors or health complications.

Time to Help

Time To Help, 337 Fore Street, London, N9 0NU
Both the Dialogue Society and Time to Help UK have dedicated and hardworking volunteers who try to make their communities a better and safe place for everyone. The matched volunteer and the individual will have scheduled phone calls throughout the program.

TLC SCIO (TLC Befriending Project)

TLC SCIO, The Hub Conference Centre, 18 Palmerston Road, Union Square South, Aberdeen City, AB11 5QN
Our befriending service is there for people who are experiencing feelings of loneliness & Isolation. Our befrienders seek to get to know you by spending quality time chatting over a cup of tea or coffee or/and taking part in activities that may help you to build confidence, resilience, and connectedness to the community around you.
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Together Co (Together Co Befriending)

Assuntina Cardillo-Zallo, Together Co, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, East Sussex, BN1 1YD
Together Co Befriending enables people to offer support to older people, adults with physical disabilities and their carers who live near them.

Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours

Rajesh Kalhan, Tower Hamlets Friends And Neighbours, St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL
We provide befriending services to isolated, vulnerable older people in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

Town Break (Befriending)

Town Break, 1 Springkerse Road, Stirlingshire, FK7 7SN
Town Break provides person centred services to support individuals living with dementia and their carers, using the skills of trained, supportive and committed staff and volunteers.

Trent and Dove Housing

Trent And Dove Housing, Trent And Dove Housing, Trinity Square, Horninglow St, Staffordshire, DE14 1BL
A telephone befriending service for Trent and Dove Housing residents across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

TRIP Community Transport (TRIP Befriending)

TRIP Community Transport, 29-31 New Street, Devon, EX14 1HA
TRIP runs a Befriending scheme in Honiton (East Devon) and surrounding villages.

Turning Tides (Turning Tides' Mentoring & Befriending Team)

Turning Tides, Turning Tides, Town Hall, Chapel Road, West Sussex, BN11 1HA
Turning Tides’ mission is to end local homelessness. The mentoring and befriending team aims to promote community inclusion therefore reducing social isolation and institutionalisation within our client group. The team will provide community engagement as well as providing our clients with time to talk and support to access local community groups. We will offer a tailored programme to meet the needs of each individual. What a befriender can offer • companionship and support in help with linking into local activities, e.g. • company and support in attending doctor or hospital appointments • help in dealing with the local housing or social services department • support in developing independent living skills, e.g. • help in setting personal goals or objectives and working towards them.

Vanik Council UK

Vanik Council UK, 37 HOWBERRY ROAD, EDGWARE, Middlesex, HA8 6SS
Befriending service by Vanik Council will provide regular social contact to lonely adults, social and religious care to people suffering long term illnesses, give support to and signpost people with mental health issues to the appropriate agencies. • Who will benefit from this service?

Viewpoint

Viewpoint, Unit 28, Ridgeway, Hertfordshire, AL7 2AA
We're a charity that supports people who have a background in mental health as well as addiction challenges. Whether it's through courses, events or sharing their own experiences, whatever their story, we welcome them to become Viewpoint members so we can help support their mental health and addiction.

VisionPK

Bev Pettle, VisionPK, 14 New Row, PH1 5QA
VisionPK was originally established as a society for the blind in the city of Perth in 1866 and therefore has a very long history of providing services for blind and partially sighted people in the area. Today VisionPK serves the local authority area administered by Perth & Kinross Council - an area covering over 2000 square miles - and serves blind or partially sighted people and deaf or hard of hearing people of any age. In early 2015 we set up a befriending pilot service, provided by volunteers recruited specifically for this purpose.

VISITING FRIENDS SCIO

VISITING FRIENDS SCIO, First Floor, 101-103 East Clyde Street, Argyll And Bute, G84 7PJ
Visiting Friends provides volunteer befrienders for any adult in Helensburgh and Lomond who might be socially isolated or lonely. Clients are carefully matched with one volunteer who will make a weekly visit or telephone call. Visiting Friends also normally holds regular coffee mornings for the friends throughout the year and ensures that issues like transport are addressed to ensure that the client can attend.

Voluntary Action Camden

Voluntary Action Camden, Belmont Street, Chalk Farm, NW1 8HF
We work with community links volunteers who provide befriending for local Camden residents.

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire

Rohini Corfield, Voluntary Action South Leicestershire, Torch House, Torch Way, Northampton Road, Leicestershire, LE16 9HL
Community Champions empowers people over 60 who live alone in Harborough District, and enables them to make new local friendships. The project also organises free monthly Community Gatherings providing accessible transport for 40 people to make new friendships over tea and cakes at local cafes and golf clubs.

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire - My Mind Matters & Wellbeing Befriending Service

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire - My Mind Matters & Wellbeing Befriending Service, Orch House, Torch Way, (near The Leisure Centre), Leicestershire, LE16 9HL
My Mind Matters service is free for people over the age of 18 years and who live in the Harborough District. Services we offer: • Information • Advice and navigation • Community Recovery Service (1-1) • Wellbeing Programme • Monthly drop in sessions ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Wellbeing Befriending Service aims to provide a therapeutic relationship to anyone 18+ living in the Harborough District who is experiencing mild to moderate mental wellbeing challenges and has a desire to develop positive wellbeing. Who can access our service? • Anyone who is 18+ living in the Harborough District and experiencing mild to moderate mental wellbeing challenges; including depression and anxiety • A person who is keen to develop positive wellbeing • Anyone who has a desire to change and is ready to take active steps towards positive wellbeing We accept referrals from individuals, families, carers, professionals. Here is the link to make a referral or to find out more about the project: Wellbeing Befriending Service - VASL. email: wellbeing@vasl.org.uk.

Voluntary Groups Sutherland (Sutherland Friends Call)

Voluntary Groups Sutherland, Alba, Main Street, Sutherland, KW10 6TG
We provide distance befriending for those experiencing isolation and loneliness.

Voluntary Services Lewisham

Voluntary Services Lewisham
Telephone Befriending ifor people in the london Borough of Lewisham.

Voluntary Support North Surrey (Time to Talk)

Voluntary Support North Surrey, 1st Floor, IGC, Knoll Road, Surrey, GU15 3SY
Time to Talk is a befriending service for residents of Surrey Heath of any age, who is experiencing loneliness. It is a free service run by trained volunteers who give their time to help keep you company. If you have been feeling lonely and would like someone to visit you, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteer Action

Volunteer Action, Fletton House, Fletton Way, Oundle, PE8 4JA
If you are feeling lonely or isolated, we can send a friendly face 2 or 3 times a month for a chat in your own home.

WAND UK

WAND UK, St Charles Centre For Health And Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, RBKC, W10 6DZ
Telephone Befriending service

Warminster Action Group (Warminster Action Group)

Warminster Action Group, 1b Chinns Court, Market Place, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9AN
If you feeling lonely, isolated or know someone that is then please get in touch.

Warrington Voluntary Action (WVA)

Warrington Voluntary Action, The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Cheshire, WA1 1SR
Good Neighbours Helping people remain independent in their homes and communities, by enabling people to do as much for themselves as possible through the support of volunteers. Focusing on people who would benefit from level support or befriending due to social isolation, experiencing social anxiety and who are pre-crisis and pre-frailty. It is expected that the beneficiaries of the project will be predominantly, but not exclusively, older people.

Watford and Three Rivers Trust (Neighbours Together, My Wellbeing, Getting Together, Watford CVS, Slice of Happiness)

Watford And Three Rivers Trust, Holywell Community Centre, Chaffinch Lane, Hertfordshire, WD18 9QD
Watford & Three Rivers Trust has been at the heart of community activity since 1974 and has played a significant part in the development of local voluntary services. Our vision : W3RT’s vision is of a community in which people are connected, informed and take responsibility for the wellbeing of themselves and others. Our purpose : To encourage and support people to be active in their communities for the wellbeing of themselves and others.​ To help older and vulnerable people to build social networks and design and secure services appropriate to their needs. To ensure that our community benefits from voluntary organisations that are welcoming, effective, sustainable and accountable.

WCAVA

WCAVA, 4-6 Clemens Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2DL
Both telephone and 'in-person'befriending for carers who are experiencing loneliness or isolation due to not being able to get out much.

Wednesday's Child

Wednesday's Child, Unit 10 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton Park, Suffolk, IP12 1QT
Wednesday's Child provides support for those suffering from, affected by, or seeking understanding of, eating disorders. We provide befriending to those battling the illness, but also partners, parents and educators.

Wellspring Church (Wellspring Wellness)

Wellspring Church, Wellspring Church Centre, 1 Wellspring Way, Hertfordshire, WD17 2AH
The aim of our befriending scheme is to agree with the client a range of beneficial activities to reduce social isolation.

Where2today

Where2today, 2 Inverewe Gardens, Grampian Road, Great Britain, PH22 1RH
We offer a face to face and telephone befriending service in Badenoch and Strathspey.

Wirral Mind

Kate Russell, Wirral Mind, St Catherines Health Centre, Church Road, Tranmere, Wirral, CH42 0LQ
The befriending service exists to support adults aged from 18 to 65 years living within the Wirral who are experiencing or have experienced mental health problems.

Wonderfully made woman

Wonderfully Made Woman, 2 Sawley Road, Unit 55 Cariocca Business Park, M40 8BB
Wonderfully made woman provides holistic support for women and girls who have experienced significant adversity, helping them build their confidence so they can thrive. We provide befriender service for Single mothers who are going through tough times.

Y Dref Werdd

Y Dref Werdd, Y Dref Werdd, 5 High Street, Gwynedd, LL41 3AE
We team up volunteers with individuals who'd like to use our services , to help tackle loneliness in our communities. This can be over the phone or by doing outdoor socially distant activities e.g.

Yealmpton Community Association (Yealmpton and Brixton Community Friendship Project)

Yealmpton Community Association, The Yealmpton Community & Resource Centre, Stray Park, Devon, PL8 2HF
We offer befriending for people who our housebound or feel isolated and would like some companionship.