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41 Club GB&I

41 Club GB&I, Marchesi House, 4 Embassy Drive, Calthorpe Rd, Surrey, B15 1TP
I am setting up a 'telephone buddy' initiative SPECIFICALLY for members of '41 Club'.

A Listening Ear In Wigtownshire

Penny Halliday, A Listening Ear In Wigtownshire, 2 Sunnyside, Stoneykirk, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 9DJ
Listening Ear provides a voluntary telephone support service to those who feel isolated during COVID-19.

Accrington & District Blind Society

Accrington & District Blind Society, 32 Bank Street, Lancashire, BB5 1HP
We are a charity which supports people living with visual impairments and providing friendship is a key element of that support. Pre-COVID this was largely done through weekly group meetings at our Resource Centre but we are increasingly moving to telephone based services.
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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.

Action To Prevent Suicide CIC (Project CIO Cholwell Farm)

Action To Prevent Suicide CIC, 16, Follaton Rise, County (optional), TQ9 5FX
We are in process of looking set up a house based on befriending in a rural environment

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
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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

Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington

Sharon Vasey, Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington, Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Durham, DL1 5SX
A small independant charity which strives to enhance the health and well being of older people by promoting quality assured activity, information and care ensuring older people have the opportunity for choice. Our befriending scheme teams up volunteers with older people in the community who could use a friend to talk to, help maintain their independence and raise self-confidence. Volunteer befrienders support their befriendees in a variety of ways such as home visits, telephone calls, taking them to activities or social outings, medical appointments or helping with shopping.

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.

apasen (apasen Befriending Service)

Apasen, Apasen, Carmine Wharf, 30 Copenhagen Place, E14 7FF
We set up a new Befriending Service to support the local residence in Tower Hamlets .

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)

Lindsay Wratten, 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.

Avon Valley Dementia Support

Avon Valley Dementia Support, Pinewood, Warren Lane, Hampshire, BH24 2AR
Support and Friendship for person with Dementia and their carer.
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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, 109 Pitt Crescent, Greater London, SW19 8HR
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.

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, Boston House, 69-75 Boston Manor Road, County (Optional), TW8 9JJ
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 and Alness/Invergordon 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.
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Befriending Caithness

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

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

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 Mencap

Bexley Mencap, 19 Church Road, Kent, DA7 4DD
Bexley Mencap is a small, local charity that provides activities and opportunities for people with a learning disability and their loved ones.

Black Country Innovate CIC

Black Country Innovate CIC, Office Suite 1, The Crossing At Pauls, Darwall Street, West Midlands, WS1 1DA
Black Country Innovate (BCI) has worked tirelessly over the past 5 months co-ordinating and supporting the volunteer response in Walsall South. Although the lockdown period has now been relaxed, we have found that social distancing rules and the closure of local amenities have left many individuals that we have served with depression, social isolation and other related mental health concerns.

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.
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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 funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, giving high quality support to people living in Bridgend County Borough. Coordinated by BAVO in partnership with Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service, 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.

British Lung Foundation (Listening Ear)

Petra McCauley, British Lung Foundation, 103 Cotton Exchange Building, Old Hall Street, Merseyside, L3 9LQ
Over 12 million people are living with lung conditions across the UK, more than heart disease and cancer combined. The British Lung Foundation is dedicated to supporting anyone affected by any lung condition in the UK. 1. 2. 3.

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.

Building Circles

Building Circles, C/O Cheltenham Business Point, 105-107 Bath Rd, Gloucestershire, GL53 7LE
Building Circles works to transform lives of people with learning disabilities, encouraging friendships and providing a social platform so that those who are isolated or lonely benefit as much as everyone else. We believe everybody deserves the opportunity to have and make friends.

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? Telephone Befriending is a service provided by a 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 Have problems but do not know how to sort out or where to begin journey 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 GP/Social Worker/family services/self referral Building Futures Together 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.

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.
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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 West Lothian

Carers Of West Lothian, Sycamore House, Quarrywood Court, West Lothian, EH54 5NQ
Our service will provide volunteer befriender's initially to all unpaid adult carers across 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.

Carers Trust 4all

Carers Trust 4all, Overton House, West Street, Cheshire, CW12 1JY
Carers Trust 4all is a charity which supports carers of all ages, who care for people with any disability or long term illness.

Catherine Cameron (Linking Lives Bedford)

Catherine Cameron (Linking Lives Bedford), 22 Foster Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8BU
At this moment in time we are just setting up and would prefer not to be listed. Our service is open to anyone aged 18 years or older who is feeling lonely or isolated. We use trained volunteers to visit you in your own home once a week. At the moment we only offer a telephone befriending service.

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.

Cheshire Community Development Trust (Buddying & Befriending Scheme)

Cheshire Community Development Trust, Waterside House, Navigation Road, Cheshire, CW8 1BE
All of our clients are referred via various different sources throughout Cheshire West and Cheshire East for example Wellbeing Co-ordinators, Social Prescribers, doctors, link workers, social Workers etc. Our Scheme is for anyone living in the area, aged over 50 9age criteria relaxed during Covid 19) who is experiencing loneliness or is feeling socially isolated or both, and aims to alleviate this by providing a volunteer Buddy or Befriender to spend time with on a social basis.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

SONJA MACLEOD, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Rosebery House, Haymarket Terrace
CHSS provide Kindness Call service for people who have a Chest or Heart condition or who are affected by Stroke.

Chew Valley and Keynsham Befrienders

Chew Valley And Keynsham Befrienders, 17 Walton Crescent, Winford, BS40 8DD
Our volunteers visit people with mental health problems or those suffering with emotional distress

CLASP

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.

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales), Coed Lleol (Smal Woods Wales), Unit 1, Forestry Hub, Dyfi Eco Park, Powys, SY20 8AX
We are offering 1:1 wellbeing and nature connection phone befriending during the Covid-19 crisis. We want to reach out in this time of crisis and support communities by providing listening, friendly support, ideas and activities to improve wellbeing and to get through the social distancing.

CommUNITY Barnet (Barnet Befriending)

CommUNITY Barnet, Community Barnet, Barnet House, Whetstone, Greater London, N20 0EJ
Barnet Befriending 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 Together CIC

Community Together CIC, 10 Leven Road, Belgrave, Staffordshire, B77 2TX
We are a non for profit Community Interest Company based in Tamworth. Website - www.communitytogethercic.org.uk We are operating a telephone contact befriending / check in service for people who are vulnerable and isolated. We offer over the phone support in the form of - Regular contact and chat with a friendly person Sign Posting to local services and activities Personal goal setting

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.

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.

Dawatul Islam (Darul Ummah Covid 19 Response Hub)

Dawatul Islam, 56 Bigland Street, E1 2ND
This is new and developing service that was started as part of the response to COVID-19.

Deaf Action (Sound Sense Befriending Service, Dundee)

Violeta Ilendo, Deaf Action, Deaf Action, Sangobeg House, Ground Floor, 4 Francis Street, Angus, DD3 8HH
Sound Sense offers a befriending service throughout Dundee to deaf people aged 16+ who are experiencing difficulties or isolation due to their deafness.

Derby Central United Reformed Church (Networks Befriending Service)

Liz Schiff, Derby Central United Reformed Church, Derby Central URC, Becketwell Lane, Derby, DE1 1JW
We are a befriending service based in Derby offering home-based visits from trained volunteers.

Dundee Voluntary Action (Community Companions)

Dundee 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 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.

Ecas

Ally Irvine, 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. We can offer weekly respite (2 - 3 hours max) to carers by matching a trained Volunteer Befriender with their cared for person with 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.
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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 and group befriending. Living with epilepsy is challenging.

Equal Futures

Equal Futures, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, City Of Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ
Equal Futures was set up by a group of parents who have a family member with learning disabilities. The Circle helps the person with disabilities do what really matters to them.

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.

Europia

Europia, St Wilfrid's Enterprise Centre, Birchvale Cl, Hulme, M15 5BJ
Europia is a registered charity and community development organisation. Through our practical community and well-being projects, training sessions, advice clinics and legal surgeries, we make people feel at home, connect them with their local communities, and give them the knowledge and skills they need to make their hopes and dreams a reality.

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 Voluntary Action (Kingdom Companions)

Fife Voluntary Action, Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Fife, KY6 2AQ
Kingdom Companions This project began in late 2013, developed as part of the Reshaping Care for Older People Change Fund it is a time-limited volunteer befriending programme for older people. 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 several services across Fife to support women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse.

First Steps ED (Befriending)

First Steps ED, Woburn House, Vernon Gate, Derbyshire, DE1 1UL
Befriending provides support by creating a means of communication to discuss your difficulties in times of need. We also understand the difficulties a family member or friend goes through when a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, so befriending is open to carers too. Befriending at First Steps ED takes place via email, or over our Video Clinic. The objectives of the Befriending Project are:  To help befriendees form a rewarding relationship on the path to recovery  To support befriendees by providing a means of communication to discuss their difficulties in times of need  To provide a signposting service when alternative support may be beneficial  To provide a means of recognition when the befriendee has overcome a difficulty and taken a positive step[s]  To provide support to those caring for a loved one with an eating disorder

Foothold

Foothold, Napier House, 24 High Holborn, WC1V 6AZ
We are a charity supporting engineers and their families.

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.

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 SC049208. 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

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

Getting Better Together

Christine McNally , 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.

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.

Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy (Community Angels)

Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy, C/o YMCA, Bridge Street, Surrey, GU1 4SB
Community Angels is a project run by the Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy and provides a befriending service for vulnerable adults of any age living in Guildford Borough. Our volunteers visit people in their homes on a weekly basis, providing companionship and support to reconnect with the local community. Support is personalised and may range from chatting over a cup of tea to going for walks, trying a new activity, or accessing other types of help and will typically continue for a period of six months. Email: gfd.communityangels@gmail.com Tel: Ann 07825 799309 .
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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.

Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (Ripon and Rural Befriending Service)

Harrogate And Ripon Centres For Voluntary Service, 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 SELNWK

Headway SELNWK, Shrewsbury House Community Centre, Bushmoor Crescent, Greater London, SE18 3EG
Headway South East London North West Kent works with adults who have an acquired brain injury - this may have been caused through a stroke or an accident.

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 across the 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

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

Tania Greenhorn, Home-start Perth, Unit B11 Highland House, Unit B11, St Catherine's Road, ---------, PH1 5YA
Home-Start Perth is a Family Support Charity, working as part of the Home-Start network.

Hope Community Project (Wolverhampton)

Hope Community Project (Wolverhampton), 40 Ling House, Long Ley, West Midlands, WV10 0HH
Weekly telephone calls and safe and well checks for older and vulnerable people within Heath Town, Wolverhampton.

HOPE FOR AUTISM

HOPE FOR AUTISM, 145 CHAPEL STREET, Lanarkshire, ML6 6LH
HOPE for Autism is a registered charity (SC033312) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (No 335769). We provide support and services for children and young people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families who live in North Lanarkshire. The groups aim to help the child learn how to become more sociable in a safe, controlled environment. Through a Befriending Group we hope to provide befriending and mentoring depending on the needs of the young person. • befriending young people by spending a few hours once a week or fortnight socialising with people in the home or out and about, doing activities like going to the cinema, shopping, to the gym or an art class. • mentoring young people by helping them to learn new skills and achieve their personal goals, such as travelling more independently, managing money or managing their time.

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.

HUBB Support Group

DINAH BRYANT, HUBB Support Group, C/o HUBB 82 Shepherds Hill, Harold Wood, Essex, RM3 0NJ
HUBB is run by & for adults familiar with mental health problems, as an unregistered charity in London Boroughs of Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Our monthly Meetings are a safe place to share experiences, hear visiting Speakers & enjoy a buffet & raffle.

Humanity First UK

Humanity First UK, 27 Red Lion Business Park, Red Lion Road, Surrey, KT6 7QD
Whilst we have experience of delivering a variety of services in the UK, including supporting during floods, Grenfell tower fire, homeless food provision etc, we had to adapt very quickly during the covid crisis. Our Covid helpline has taken many referals from people requiring befriending. We use video facilities as well as face to face keeping in mind strict government guidance.

IMPACT Fife (Inspiring More Parents and Carers Together)

IMPACT Fife (Inspiring More Parents And Carers Together), 15 Milne Gardens, Fife, KY10 3SG
IMPACT Fife provide a befriending service for families affected by disability, giving the child/young person new opportunities and family members a short break from their caring roles.

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 were founded in 1990 and have 320 service users and 220 volunteers • We provide 1:1 and group befriending services for children (aged 8 and over), young people and adults with learning disabilities through our four branches covering Roxburgh, Tweeddale, Central Borders and Berwickshire.

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.

Kempton house day Centre

Kempton House Day Centre, Cavell Ave, Sussex, BN10 7NJ
We are day Centre in peacehaven offering high level of care for the elderly within the community We run lunch club Monday Wednesday And Friday from 11.30 to 2 on Friday between 10 and 12 we run activities from games to music to art and crafts We are dementia trained and all staff are DBS checked We run others activities throughout the week and Events plus day trips etc

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, 38-40 High Street, Fife, KY1 1LU
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.

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)

Louise Andree, Lead Scotland, 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2AW
Lead Scotland’s Fife Befriending project is a service is 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.

Leicester Western Ward Linking Lives

Sarah Tavener, Leicester Western Ward Linking Lives, C/o 22 Triumph Road, Leicestershire, LE3 8FR
We are a church led befriending service for all socially isolated and lonely adults, over 60 years old, in the Western Ward of Leicester. We aim to reduce loneliness one friendship at a time.

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 Eastbourne

Linking Lives Eastbourne, East Sussex
Linking Lives Eastbourne is a local 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.

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.

MA Centre UK (MACCS Befriending Companions)

MA Centre UK, 211 Fair Acres, Kent, BR2 9YG
The MACCS Befriending Companions is a free service, which offers a listening ear and a friendly voice for individuals feeling lonely and isolated.

Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan Befriending)

Macmillan Cancer Support, Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning St, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG
Support for people affected by cancer Macmillan Telephone Buddies - Telephone befriending service If you need to talk about your cancer, we’re here to listen. With a weekly call from one of our Telephone Buddies, you don’t have to face cancer alone. How a Telephone Buddy helps Going through cancer can be an isolating experience at any time, and especially when social distancing. How it works 1. 2. 3. 4. Typically your volunteer will offer up to 12 weeks of support, but this can be adjusted to suit your needs. Find out more and sign up at www.macmillan.org.uk/telephonebuddies or call our Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm)

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)

Manchester Settlement, 1328-1330 Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, M11 1LF
Open Door is a FREE referral based befriending line aimed to help combat loneliness by putting people in contact with a telephone friend for regular weekly 30-minute telephone calls focusing on improving their health and wellbeing.

Marie Curie (Check-in and Chat)

Marie Curie, Marie Curie, 89 Albert Embankment, SE1 7TP
If you, or someone close to you, is terminally ill, you might be finding it harder than ever to get the vital support you need right now and may be feeling lonely. Check-in and Chat is our befriending call-back service where you’ll be matched with one of our volunteers.

MD Group

MD Group, MD Group, The Malt House, Durnford ST, Bristol, Bristol, BS3 2AW
A medium size maintenance company, who specialise in social housing reactive repairs works.

Mearns Kirk Helping Hands

Mearns Kirk Helping Hands, Mearns Kirk Halls, 404 Mearns Road, East Renfrewshire, G77 5BU
We offer volunteer led befriending for people aged 65 and over and experiencing social isolation.

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), Age UK Medway 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 pilot will connect and communicate 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 four core elements to the project: 1. 2. 3. 4. 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.

MelaNoMore Support Group

MelaNoMore Support Group, MelaNoMore Support Group, C/o Kelly Smith, St. Lukes Cancer Centre, The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Surrey, GU2 7XX
Melanomore is a Social and Support Group for those affected by melanoma. We provide a safe place for people to help each other, when they have been affected by Melanoma, both people who have first-hand experience of the disease as well as family members and friends who have also been affected along with their loved ones. We hold group meeting of various types on a regular basis to provide peer support in the local community. We hold education days twice a year with a number of speakers on topics relevant to the Group members, chosen by group members. We provide lots of information through this website and our facebook page to help link you up link you up with other organisations that can provide help. We set up a Buddy System in Oct2020 so that if you’d like, you will have one to one peer support to help you through challenging times together and to celebrate every step you take forwards. The MelaNoMore Buddies provide a listening ear, through phone contact, to patients who are suffering from melanoma including their families/carers. This service is available to all patients, their families and or carers who are being treated at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Guildford or linked Hospital Trusts (Ashford & St Peters, East Surrey, Frimley Park and Clinics) where treatment is being given at St Luke’s. Please visit our website www.melanomore.net for further information

Mencap Liverpool & Sefton

Mencap Liverpool & Sefton, 6-8 Mariners Road, Blundellsands, Merseyside, L23 6SX
Our normal befriending service involves matching people who have things in common with you. During coronavirus restrictions, we are starting a new 'virtual befriending' programme.

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

Middlesbrough And Stockton Mind, 90-92 Lothian Road, TS42QX
Our service offers telephone befriending for adults living in the areas of Middlesbrough and Stockton. 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.

Migrant Action

Migrant Action, Bridge Street Church, Bridge Street, Yorkshire And The Humber, LS2 7QZ
Migrant Action is an advocacy and migrant justice-based organisation. We are a Leeds based not-for profit organisation and operate under a bigger charity - Leeds Christian Community Trust.

Mind in Bradford

Mind In Bradford, Mind In Bradford, Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, West Yorkshire, BD1 4QU
Community Companions is a project to tackle social isolation, loneliness and depression in the over-55s. Community Companions are volunteers who will visit/ call you, spend quality time with you and help you find any local/ virtual activities or extra support you may need. It currently runs in Central Bradford and Baildon. Being housebound and other factors such as poor mobility, hearing and vision problems can lead to loneliness and depression, which reduces quality of life. Social isolation can lead to people losing interest or pleasure in doing things; feelings of guilt or low self-worth; disturbed sleep or appetite; low energy and poor concentration. Mind in Bradford is running the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG and Muslim Health Service.

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)

Rachel Nixseaman, 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.

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 Life Resource Centre CIC

New Life Resource Centre CIC, 15A, Fairground Way Business Centre, Fairground Way, West Midlands, WS1 4NU
New Life Resource Centre offers befriending support for people living with working age dementia, older people living with moderate dementia, people living with anxiety, low mood and depression, but not limited to these. We support with telephone befriending, face to face befriending within our local area (Walsall, Wolverhampton), hospital visits, medication collections and prescription drop offs. We are there to offer a listening ear. We are a friendly bunch and look to supporting you as best as we can. Even if you feel that you might not need our help, please give us a call and we can always see how we can support and if we can't we will look to referring you to the appropriate service for your needs. Hope to hear from you very soon.

Newark and Sherwood Community and Voluntary Service

Newark And Sherwood Community And Voluntary Service, Castle House, Great North Road, Notts, NG24 1BY
Listening Line provides a telephone befriending service to residents living in the Newark and Sherwood area who are struggling with loneliness and isolation. To find out more please email: listeningline@nandscvs.org or contact Tracy Parr on 07535 134032

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. However, during the coronavirus outbreak, we are adapting by providing a regular or telephone or written contact with a volunteer Connector for each of our clients.

North Lanarkshire Disability Forum

North Lanarkshire Disability Forum, 42 Civic Square, ML1 1TP
Digital Friends Project This project involves the Digi Connector (befriender) supporting and working with frail elderly people and those who were in the shielding category during the lockdown period.

Nurture the Borders C. I. c

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

Oak Grove Community Church (Oak Grove Family Support)

Oak Grove Community Church, Oak Grove Community Church, 70 Catton Grove Road, Norfolk, NR3 3NT
Oak Grove Community Church is a small- medium sized church based in the north Norwich area, with a strong community focused approach. Currently our service is a telephone befriending service, offering a telephone call once a week from a friendly, trained volunteer. All our volunteer befrienders have been trained for their role and have gone through a safe recruitment process including a DBS check.

Operation Community

Operation Community, The New Apton Centre, 22a Apton Road, Hertfordshire, CM23 3SN
Our organisation offers two types of befriending service. Telephone befriending Telephone befriending is available to anyone looking for a way to reconnect with the outside world because we know having a chat really can make a world of difference. Bubble befriending As with telephone befriending, this service is available for those who have no local support system, which will allow us to match you to someone local to you who can 'bubble' with you to offer a couple of hours of support in your home each week.
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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.

Ottery Community Volunteers

Ottery Community Volunteers, Ottery Community Volunteers, CIC, Ottery St Mary Town Council Offices, 8 Broad Street, Devon, EX11 1BZ
Ottery Community Volunteers are a group of local volunteers who are offering phone buddy support during this extraordinary period of social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

oxleas nhs foundation trust (befriending service)

Oxleas Nhs Foundation Trust, Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, London, SE18 3RG
We will be looking to befriend adult and elderly mental health patients once they have been discharged from our wards

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.

Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke
N/A - individual member

People Know How (Positive Transitions and Reconnect)

Glenn Liddall , People Know How, 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2FF
CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT: We have adapted our services to offer befriending online and via telephone. 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 matching process is very thorough, as the most important part of this service is for the young person and our volunteers to connect. - Support those who are disengaged or disengaging from school and below average in attainment level - Improve low self-esteem and positive relationships - Support those affected by parental substance use 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. The service is comprised of a range of projects that address wellbeing.

Peterborough Association for the Blind

Jodie Insley, Peterborough Association For The Blind, 68b Westgate, Cambs, PE1 1RG
We are a registered charity dedicated to helping visually impaired people and their carers find the right level of support and to help them maintain their quality of life.

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.

Public Voice

Public Voice, Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach, The Chilterns, Haringey, N15 4RX
Public Voice is a not for profit CIC which delivers a range of services in Haringey and other parts of London.

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.

Queensferry Churches Care in the Community - Befriending Project

Lorna Russell, Queensferry Churches Care In The Community - Befriending Project, The Haven, 25b Burgess Road, EH30 9JA
We work with people over 60 with a wide range of health & social needs.

Racing Welfare

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.

Rainbow Centre (Village of Hope)

Rainbow Centre, 11-13 Humphrey Street, Crumpsall, England, M8 9JS
In phase one, "The Village of Hope" befriending service, will provide an opportunity for Black African and Caribbean Elders and Single Parent families in North Manchester, to stay in touch with two befrienders working as a team on your behalf. Through an agreement with your befrienders, one phone call per week can be made and one errand of your choice can be undertaken. In other words, you're in control and we are looking to bring a smile not just to your face but also your heart. We'll be a listening ear and a helping hand, so please register today and we will take care of the rest. For an informal chat and to hear more about our service please call: 0161 740 1652

Rannoch Community Trust

Rannoch Community Trust, Bunrannoch Place, Camusaine, Tayside, PH16 5PZ
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.

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.

Reading Association for the Blind

Reading Association For The Blind, Walford Hall, Carey Street, Berkshire, RG1 7JS
Telephone befriending at Reading Association for the Blind (RAB) is a way to connect an isolated person with sight loss to the outside world.

Reading Voluntary Action

Rachel Spencer, Reading Voluntary Action, Third Floor, Reading Central Library, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
Ready Friends is a project run by Reading Voluntary Action to support and encourage befriending in Reading. - promoting existing befriending, buddying and 'friendship' schemes - recruiting volunteers interested in befriending and supporting them to find a suitable role - holding quarterly Befriending Forums where partners, stakeholders and funders can share ideas and best practice - and develop new initiatives. - providing and online and hard copy toolkit to inspire and equip local people to take action on loneliness and social isolation in their community, neighbourhood, street, and with friends and family Ready Friends is funded by The Earley Charity.
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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

Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Renfrewshire Carers Centre, Renfrewshire Carers Centre, Unit 55 Embroidery Mill Abbey Mill Business Centre, Renfrewshire, PA1 1TJ
Renfrewshire Carers Centre is a one stop shop for unpaid Carers living in Renfrewshire.

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.

Ruby's Fund

Ruby's Fund, Meridian House, Roe Street, Cheshire, CW12 1PG
Ruby's Fund befriending project supports parent carers who care for children from birth with additional needs and disabilities within Cheshire East to reduce social isolation and help parent carers to become part of community life and improve family life

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 Telephone Befriending Volunteers who will call up to twice a week. Our Befriending Service is particularly important now that people are socially isolated as a result of the current pandemic.

Scotland Versus Arthritis (Living Well with Arthritis)

Marion MacNeil, Scotland Versus Arthritis, Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EX
The word arthritis is used to describe pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint or joints. Around 10 million people in the UK are thought to have arthritis. When you need support, we are here to help in whatever way you need us – on the phone, online or in person. Versus Arthritis offers a range of services aimed at providing support and information to people of all ages.

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, 5th Floor (5B), West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital, G3 8SJ
Scotland's only charity

Seafriends

Seafriends, 34 Sutton Road, BN25 1
Befriending mainly older people

SeAscape Ltd

Jim Montgomery, 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

Sally Cameron, 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 three core functions: Sight Support, Assistive Technology and The Optician at seescape, Scotland’s first charity optician which is open to everyone.

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
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Shetland Befriending Scheme

Lynn Tulloch, 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.

Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate Community Group (Gateway Hub)

Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate Community Group, Gateway Hub, Gardener Road, Fishersgate, West Sussex, BN41 1PU
Covid led to a new understading of just how lonely people were in Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate.

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 the borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester.

Skanda Vale Hospice CIO

Skanda Vale Hospice CIO, Skanda Vale Hocpice CIO, SARON, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5DY
Skanda Vale Hospice offers a person centered volunteer-led palliative care service to patients over 18 years of age who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition where either there are no further curative treatment options, and/or are undergoing curative options, but for whom the prognosis is uncertain. This service is extended to those who also care for the patient. The pandemic has meant we need to be imaginative about how we can support our patients and their families.

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 in Skye and Lochalsh by providing a regular volunteer befriending visit in a person's home environment. The project will be used to identify what type of befriending services are required in our communities and how we can ensure what we provide is relevant to people involved. We are hoping this service will continue for future years, connecting people and communities through volunteer befriending.

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.

Southend Churches Community Support

Southend Churches Community Support, Southend Christian Fellowship, 600 Southchurch Road, Essex, Essex, SS1 2PT
Southend Churches Community Support (SCCS) works in partnership with Southend Borough Council.

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

St Raphaels Hospice

St Raphaels Hospice, St Raphaels Hospice, London Road, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 9DX
Volunteers visit once or twice per week to provide companionship and practical support to patients in their own homes and provide much needed respite to family members and informal carers. Service is for patients of the Hospice who have a life limiting condition Cover the London boroughs of Merton and Sutton

St Werburghs Community Association

St Werburghs Community Association, St. Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, County (optional), BS2 9TJ
St Werburghs Community Centre is providing a telephone befriending service to adults across Bristol for people feeling isolated who would like to receive regular calls. We offer a friendly, listening ear and can connect people to other services if needed. email office@stwerburghs.org.uk Funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund from the National Lottery Community Fund and Bristol Older People's Forum.

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

Laura Baird, Stanley Development Trust, 31A Percy Street, Perthshire, PH1 4LU
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

Sam Roberts, 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.

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder, Sue Ryder, 183 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BU
Better Together - Connecting People in the Community. Whether it's over the telephone, by video call, out in the garden, or sat on the sofa, our Better Together 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.

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.

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 Helpful Bureau

The Helpful Bureau, The Helpful Bureau, Carnegie Civic Centre, Warren Ave, Nottinghamshire, NG9 8EY
We are a charity who support the elderly in the community, we have a team of befriending volunteers who currently support by telephone befriending , however prior the the global pandemic we would have volunteers visit elderly in the community in their own homes if they were isolated or lonely . our befriending service provides care and comfort to someone in the community that may well not get to talk or share with anyone for some time , some of our clients live alone and don't have family close by and unfortunately due to the pandemic has meant visitors have had to stop , increasing lonelily to a much greater level than it already was.

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 Linda Tremble Foundation

The Linda Tremble Foundation, Cash Mill, Auchtermuchty, Fife, KY14 7EP
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 Provide private therapies

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 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, Oriel Cottage, East Links Road, Dunbar, Edinburgh, EH42 1LT
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

Life Raluy, The Welcoming Association, 20 Westfield Avenue, EH11 2TT
The Welcoming supports migrants and refugees in 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
We work in the London Borough of Merton with some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated members of our community.

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.
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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.

Tonic Health (Safe Places)

Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Lincolnshire, PE11 2AF
Tonic Health is a community health and wellbeing charity based in Spalding, South Lincolnshire.

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 people, particularly the elderly, in the borough of Tower Hamlets.

Town Break (Befriending)

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

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.

Trust Befriending - Inverclyde Community Development Trust

Karen Wilkie, Trust Befriending - Inverclyde Community Development Trust, 7 1/2 John Wood Street, Inverclyde , PA14 5HU
Trust Befriending Inverclyde offers volunteer delivered social support to vulnerable adults with community care needs over the age of 18 in Inverclyde

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.

Unboxed

Unboxed, 43, Lonsdale Drive, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6LS
Unboxed is about connecting people to nature to improve their mental wellbeing. Activities run by unboxed will bring people together in the hope that social networks will be established to support people with poor mental health.

Vision Support Harrogate District

Vision Support Harrogate District, Vision Support Harrogate District, 23 East Parade, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LF
Life can feel frightening and lonely if you are experiencing sight loss. Due to rural isolation or mobility issues, not everyone is able to access our drop-in centre.

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
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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 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 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 any resident 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.

Volunteer Edinburgh

Volunteer Edinburgh, Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ
Volunteer Edinburgh provides a range of Befriending services.

Volunteers Network CIC

Volunteers Network CIC, 4 Marine Close, East Sussex, BN24 6RD
Volunteers Network Befriending Service offers a weekly phone call to anyone feeling lonely or isolated, at a time and day mutually agreed between the volunteer and matched friend.

Warminster Action Group

Warminster Action Group, 40 Ferris Mead, Wiltshire, BA12 9PZ
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Warrington Voluntary Action (WVA)

Warrington Voluntary Action, The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Cheshire, WA1 1SR
Good Neighbour 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.

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.

Wycombe Refugee Partnership

Wycombe Refugee Partnership, Wycombe Refugee Partnership, 8 Castle Street, Bucks, HP13 6RF
WRP resettles refugee families in the Wycombe area and provides all round support to the families in the first few months of settlement.

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.