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A Listening Ear In Wigtownshire

A Listening Ear In Wigtownshire, Unit 7, Thistle Business Park, Station Street, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 7HJ
Listening Ear provides a voluntary telephone support service to those who feel isolated during COVID-19.

Abbeyfield Strathgryffe Society

Jackie Weston, Abbeyfield Strathgryffe Society, Campbell Snowdon House, Torr Road, Quarrier's Village, Inverclyde, PA11 3TE
Residential care home for older adults. Provide a volunteer befriending service to our residents.

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.

Action on Elder Abuse

Action On Elder Abuse, 23 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London, SW16 6LQ
Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) England works to protect older people from abuse and neglect. We’re part of the organisation, Action on Elder Abuse, which works across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and we were the first charity to address elder abuse and the only charity in the UK working on the issue exclusively today. We were established back in 1993 to provide a tailored service to older people, their families/carers and practitioners.

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland

Action On Elder Abuse Scotland, PO BOX 29244, Fife, KY12 2EG
Our Outreach Project is an innovative means of supporting older people to recover from harmful experiences, and develop the skills and confidence to regain independence and stay safe in the future. Support is provided by trained local volunteers, who support the older person in their own home or a neutral environment of their choosing. While this project includes an element of befriending, it goes much further by focusing on recovery, building resilience and self-recovery, and enabling older people to regain their independence and re-integrate into their local community. Empowerment is at the heart of the project, and our volunteers will work with the older person to support and encourage them to make decisions and take actions themselves.

Action on Hearing Loss (Deaf Befriending Project)

Action On Hearing Loss, Harvester House, 4-8 Adelaide Street, Antrim, BT2 8GA
Deaf Befriending project aims to reduce isolation for older people who are living in care homes and who use sign language to communicate. This unique project is particularly important during the coronavirus crisis as any visits from family and friends have been suspended. This project will match older Deaf sign language users with trained befriending volunteers who can communicate using video calls, in their own language.

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 Cymru

Age Cymru, Mariners House, Trident Court, Age Cymru, CF24 5TD
Age Cymru is launching the Friend In Need service to help tackle loneliness and isolation amongst the over 70s as a result of social distancing, self-isolation and shielding. Older people will be able to connect with a trained Age Cymru volunteer for a free weekly friendship call.

Age UK Barnet

Sian Jones, Age UK Barnet, Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley, N2 8DT
Home visiting and digital inclusion service for Barnet residents over 55 who feel socially isolated.

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich, Community House, South Street, Kent, BR1 1RH
We take referrals from a variety of social prescribers including GP’s Social Services, NHS clinics the London ambulance service and fire brigade. Working with trained volunteers, we provide: Home Visiting: A weekly one to one home visit from a volunteer for a good chat and perhaps a cup of tea Telephone befriending: A weekly telephone call from a telephone companion Out and About: A volunteer companion to encourage and motivate clients to get out and about into the community by accompanying to social activities, for a walk or some light shopping until the client feels confident enough to do it alone. Community Hubs: A place to socialize, make new friends and take part in fun activities.

Age UK Cheshire

Age UK Cheshire, 314 Chester Road, Hartford, CW8 2AB
Age UK Cheshire has set up a Telephone Befriending Service (Sharing Time) to help combat loneliness in the over 50s, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone, but some older people are among the hardest hit. This telephone befriending service operates across Cheshire West and Chester. Clients and volunteers will be matched, and the volunteer will arrange regular calls with the older person.

Age UK Croydon (Befriending Program)

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

Age UK Ealing, Greenford Community Centre, 170 Oldfield Lane South, London, UB6 9JS
Age UK Ealing offer a free Telephone Support and Befriending service to older people who are lonely and isolated. - Usually aged over 60 - Usually living alone - Isolated - No regular visitors or family living locally - Housebound or with limited mobility Referrals: Self-referral, referred by a friend, relative, carer, a health or social care professional or a voluntary agency. Every Christmas we deliver Hampers to all on the service.

Age Uk Lindsey

Age Uk Lindsey, The Old School House, Manor House Road, Lincolnshire, LN9 5HF
Our Befriending Service is for anyone over the age of 50 living in East or West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire who suffers from isolation and would like more social contact.

Age UK Merton

Kourtney Wood , Age UK Merton, 277 London Road , CR4 3NT
Merton Befriending Service is a collaboration with Wimbledon Guild in Merton working together to deliver a high quality befriending service for isolated older people. We offer a free face to face and a telephone befriending service.

Age UK North Craven

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

Age UK North Tyneside (Befriending Service)

Beverly Swan, Age UK North Tyneside, Bradbury Centre, 13 Saville Street West, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6QP
We provide a friendship service to older people in North Tyneside, to help reduce loneliness and isolation in our community.

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.

Age UK Northumberland

Age UK Northumberland, The Round House, Lintonville Parkway, Northumberland, NE63 9JZ
Age UK Northumberland is an independent local charity which provides services for older adults throughout Northumberland.

Age UK York Community Befriending Service

Lis Ramage, Age UK York Community Befriending Service, 70 Walmgate, YO1 9TL
Age UK York Community Befriending Service provides support, companionship and support for older people living alone in the community.

AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland

Troy Young, AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland, Lansdowne House, 113 Princess Road East, Leicestershire, LE17LA
Befriending Visits Our Befriending services support older people who may be lonely or socially isolated and would benefit from a friendly face calling in on a regular basis at a mutually convenient day and time. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/our-services/support-in-the-community/befriending-and-mentoring/ Befriending services are available in Rutland and North West Leicestershire. Telephone befriending is available through our Loneliness Prescription service. Befriending support is available to older veterans through our Joining Forces project. Older people who live alone in these areas are eligible for the Befriending Service which can be accessed by older people or by referral. CONTACTS Main Reception: 01162992233 enquiries@ageukleics.org.uk Rutland: Yvonne Rawlings 01572 770 324 yvonne.rawlings@ageukleics.org.uk North West Leicestershire: Donna Watson 01530 460553 donna.watson@ageukleics.org.uk Telephone Befriending: Julia Day 0116 2237364 julia.day@ageukleics.org.uk

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.

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.
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ALONE

Caroline Muller, ALONE, Olympic House, Pleasants Street, Ireland, 8
ALONE provides Housing with Support, Support Coordination, Befriending, BConnect training and technology, and Campaigns for Change to hundreds of older people every week, who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis.

Angus Carers Association (Angus Carers Centre)

Angus Carers Association, Angus Carers Centre, 8 Grant Road (G/F), Angus, DD11 1JN
Volunteer befrienders provide a break for carers of adults from their caring role.

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 and our neighboring boroughs.

Arran Community and Voluntary Services

Vicki Yuill, Arran Community And Voluntary Services, Park Terrace, Lamlash, North Ayrshire, KA27 8NB
Our aim to provide a volunteer befriending scheme for vulnerable older people and those who are socially isolated.

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.

b:friend

B:friend, The Helm, Woodfield Park, Balby, South Yorkshire, DN4 8QN
We belief in facilitating meaningful community connection to transform an individual’s value of themselves, reduce their feeling of loneliness and enable them to build resilience in later life. b:friend's vision is to reduce social isolation for people who are over 65, live on their own and do not have a diagnosis of dementia.
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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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Befriend Motherwell

Colin Weir, Befriend Motherwell, Befriend Motherwell, Dalziel St. Andrews Church, 43-47 Merry Street, North Lanarkshire, ML1 1JJ
What Befriend Motherwell can offer you 1-1 Matches. You will be matched with a volunteer who will visit you once per week for 1 to 2 hours. At Befriend Motherwell we try to match you with a volunteer who has similar likes or interests where possible. Telephone Befriending. Once per week a Befriend Motherwell staff member will call you on a weekly basis for a chat to see how you are. Telephone befriending is utilised when you are on the waiting list looking for a befriender. Additionally, telephone befriending can be selected on its own to have a small chat on the phone each week. Groups. Befriend Motherwell runs several weekly groups in sheltered housing complexes within and around Motherwell. If you are interested in learning more about what we can offer you or someone you think may benefit from our services then please get in touch.
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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.
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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.

Ben View Resource Centre

Alison McCurley, Ben View Resource Centre, Strathleven Place, West Dunbartonshire, G82 1BA
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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.

BHA BeFriend

Terri Bearhope, BHA BeFriend, 55 Newtown Street, Berwickshire, TD11 3AU
BeFriend is a project of Berwickshire Housing Association, and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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.

Boomerang Community Centre

Boomerang Community Centre, 10 Kemback Street, Tayside, DD4 6ET
Boomerang’s mission is to provide learning and social opportunities to the residents of Maryfield, an area of Dundee that houses some of Scotland’s most deprived communities according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).

Boroughbridge Community Care

Boroughbridge Community Care, 17 St James Square, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, YO51 9AR
Boroughbridge Community Care is a charity who cover the area of Boroughbridge and approximately 30 surrounding villages.

Bradford and District Senior Power

Bradford And District Senior Power, 7 John Street, West Yorkshire, BD1 3JS
The principal activity of BDSP as a charity is to promote the development and delivery of social care and mental health interventions for senior adults, and to provide support to those suffering from mental health impairments, including their families and carers or others immediately affected thereby, within the beneficial area of Bradford and District.
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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 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

CACE

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

Care and Share Companionship

Care And Share Companionship, Bennochy Parish Church, 3 Elgin Street, Fife, KY2 5LP
Care and Share Companionship supports people over 60 years of age who are living in isolation or feeling lonely. We can offer 1-1 support from our volunteer companions on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis between 1-3hours per visit. Volunteers can take people to health appointments, shopping, visit to family or friends, going for a walk or to a place of interest to them. This is a free service.

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.

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 currently referred through the Social Prescribing Team, however during Covid 19 we will be accepting referrals from other sources within our community.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

SONJA MACLEOD, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Rosebery House, Haymarket Terrace

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

Community Barnet, Community Barnet, First Floor Flat, Greater London, N5 2LS
An opportunity to connect and talk with fellow residents in Barnet, to be listened to and understood.

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.

Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO

Robin Miller , Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO, 128 John Street, Argyll, PA23 7BN
Cowal Elderly Befriending Scheme offers a range of befriending services to elderly people in rural areas.

Cyrenians

Golden Years, Cyrenians, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, EH7 5QY
Our service supports those aged 60+ who are living in Edinburgh and experiencing isolation and loneliness.

Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives)

Glenda McWatt, Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives), 27 George Street, West Lothian, EH48 1PG
Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) service aims to maintain or increase older people’s independence and well-being across the West Lothian Council area. The service is delivered by a team of dedicated, trained volunteers. Through our Groups Programme, we deliver 13 regular social and activity groups across West Lothian which provide a welcoming and relaxed way of getting to know people. Through our One-to-One service, we support older people who additionally may be experiencing one or more of the following: • Bereavement • Returning home after a recent stay in hospital • Living distantly from family or friends • A Carer responsibility • Depression and/or anxiety • A recent/early dementia diagnosis What do we offer? One-to-one Support: short term (maximum service of 9 months) and telephone – volunteers provide a wide variety of support including connecting with local community activities, companionship after bereavement, hospitalisation or a fall, or to just chat and share experiences. Introduction to local groups or social activities – A volunteer will help to identify groups or activities in the local area.

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.

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group

Siobhan Spencer, Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group, 1-3 Ladygrove Mill, Ladygrove Road, Two Dales, Derbyshire, DE4 2FG
DGLG provides assistance and information to the Gypsy community in Derbyshire.

Didsbury Good Neighbours

Sue Thurston, Didsbury Good Neighbours, The Holt Pavilion Didsbury Park, Gillbrook Road, Didsbury, M206WY
We are a charity whose aim is to support senior members of the Didsbury community through a volunteer befriending service and a programme of weekly activities.

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.

EAST NEUK OF FIFE BEFRIENDING SERVICE

RUBY URLOTTI, EAST NEUK OF FIFE BEFRIENDING SERVICE, EAST NEUK CENTRE, LADYWALK, FIFE, KY103EX
The befriending service involves matching people 65 years of age and older, who live alone with a volunteer befriender who will visit on a regular basis to provide companionship and friendship

Edinburgh Garden Partners

Anya Keenan, Edinburgh Garden Partners, First Floor, 160 Causewayside, Lothian, EH9 1PR
We are a community organisation active across Edinburgh. We aim to strengthen communities by creating relationships between people who want a space to grow and those who have garden space to share. We connect people of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds to build a shared gardening movement through the exchange of skills, knowledge, and life experience.
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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.

Eric Liddell Centre

Sally Sorrie, 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.

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 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
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Food Train (Food Train Friends)

Helen McAnespie, Food Train, Hestan Southwest, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 4TA
Food Train offers a befriending service called Food Train Friends in Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee City, West Lothian and Glasgow.

Food Train Friends Dundee

Rhea Long, Food Train Friends Dundee, Suite 17 , The Circle, 4-6 Staffa Place, Angus, DD2 3SX
Food Train Friends Dundee is a befriending service for local older people.

Foothold

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

Forres Area Community Trust

Kirsty Williams, Forres Area Community Trust, Forres Town Hall, High Street, Moray, IV36 1PB
Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) was set up to make best use of the assets of the Forres area and to work out ways to overcome current challenges that face the community.

friendship at home

Friendship At Home, 6-7 Aspen Court, N E Lincs, DN35 0SJ
The service is for older people who are lonely and isolated.

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.

Gien a Haund

Gien A Haund, Beechwood Villa, Perth Road,Birnam, Perth And Kinross, PH8 0BH
We are a small service for Dunkeld and Birnam, providing support for local people.

Glasgow’s Golden Generation

Karen Moyes, Glasgow’s Golden Generation, Room 1.16, Red Tree Business Suites, 33 Dalmarnock Road, Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, G40 4LA
Glasgow's Golden Generation provide care in the autumn years through support services for the older generation.

Gloucestershire Befriending Services Ltd

Gloucestershire Befriending Services Ltd, 9 Kingsholm Square, GL1 2QJ
Gloucestershire Befriending Services Ltd (GBS) offers a range of services to enable people to carry on living life to the full.

Good Morning Service

Nicky Thomson, Good Morning Service, Flemington House, 110 FLemington St, Scotland, G21 4BF
Good Morning Service supports older people by building trust and meaningful relationships via the telephone, 365 days a year. Older people are, and feel, connected, safer and valued. Good Morning Calls are free for those aged 55+ in Glasgow and South Ayrshire council areas. To join call 0141 336 7766 or post in a referral form downloadable from www.goodmorningservice.co.uk.

Good Neighbour Project

Elizabeth Hills, Good Neighbour Project, 12 Upper Grosvenor Road, Kent, TN1 2EP
Reducing social isolation amongst elderly people in Tunbridge Wells by helping them to be part of the community, remain independent & find purpose for living Good Neighbours is helping to tackle social isolation amongst the older generation in the Tunbridge Wells area. Our Befriending serivce has helped over 1,000 clients reconnect with their local community. In the modern world where families are busier and more dispersed, older vulnerable people often need more than just company.  Backed up by the knowledge and professional contacts of our office staff, volunteers can offer information and advocacy when needed or short-term practical help. The feedback we receive shows how much this is appreciated: 'My aunt considers her volunteer a friend.' 'The visits gave my aunt a sense of value and provided much needed companionship for which we are very grateful.' 'It makes a difference having a visitor to look forward to.' 'You give me confidence to go out when necessary as I am partially sighted...' Our Falls Prevention Programme was set up to help those who had become housebound either because of a fall or had a fear of falling. Clients have spoken about the difference attending makes: 'The teachers are wonderful & meeting others certainly keeps your spirits up...' 'It has been very helpful in every way giving me back my confidence, and self-respect, meaning I can move about alone and live my life again.' 'It keeps me going all week!' We are able to deliver our services through our dedicated team of volunteers.

Grandmas Attic Community Project, Blaenau Ffestiniog (BE- Blaenau Ffestiniog - FRIENDS)

Grandmas Attic Community Project, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Grandmas Attic Community Hub, 13-14 High Street, Gwynedd, LL41 3AA
Grandma's Attic Community Project is a small 'not for profit' volunteer led organisation which provides support and services to the Blaenau Ffestiniog and surrounding area. BE Blaenau Ffestiniog FRIENDS A befriending service is based on what matters to you...from a cup of tea and a chat in the comfort of your own home to venturing outdoors for a spot of shopping or a stroll on a warm spring day. If you are a carer and would like us to sit and chat with your loved one whilst you pop into the village or have a pamper session, that's great! We are here to make a difference, from meeting with you or simply a telephone natter, please get in touch, we would love to meet you... All of our volunteers hold a valid DBS, are insured and have participated in our specialist training programme Bilingual service available

HALE and Community Action Bradford & District (Shipley Area Links Befriending Partnership)

HALE And Community Action Bradford & District, HALE, 1 Westgate, West Yorkshire, BD18 3QX
Would you like a friendly call from someone new?

Hand of Solace

Immaculata Nnabuko, Hand Of Solace, 11 Good Hope Gardens, Aberdeenshire, AB21 9NG
Hand of Solace befriending service is aimed at supporting: Isolated young people (5-16 years) and Isolated older people (60 and above) in Aberdeen taking into consideration individual need such as, language barriers for those from minority ethnic group.

HANDS (HANDS Help a Neighbour in Distress Scheme)

HANDS, 72, Popes Grove, United Kingdom, TW1 4JX
Small local neighbouhood care group. Providing shopping, transport, gardening, trips out, tea parties and a face to face and telephone befriending service to older people and those with a disability in the immediate locality.

Hands On Project (LEAP)

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

Happy at Home Partnership, Daventry Volunteers

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

Harrogate and 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.

Health in Mind, Community Mental Health and Wellbeing (re:discover)

Kevin Kent, Health In Mind, Community Mental Health And Wellbeing, 40 Shandwick Place, EH2 4RT
Health in Mind operates their Connecting service re:discover in Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. Our connecting service, re:discover, is for anyone aged 18 and over who is feeling isolated and would like to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The service offers support for up to six months. and activities. This can include: • Exploring what is on the community and support to take part • Support to feel more comfortable getting out and about and using public transport • Support to meet other people • Support to feel more confident in social situations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Community Voluntary Service (Community Connector Team)

Hyndburn And Ribble Valley Community Voluntary Service, Hyndburn And Ribble Valley CVS, Suite 15, The Chambers, Town Hall Square, Lancashire, BB6 7DD
The Community Connector+ project works alongside the Community Connector Team in setting up volunteer led ‘stepping stone’ groups where supported individuals can attend with others from similar backgrounds.

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.

Independent Age

Gerry Kiernan (Glasgow Office), Independent Age, Independent Age London Office, 18 Avonmore Road, W14 8RR
Independent Age provides support to older people enabling them to live independently with choice and control.

Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA)

Independent Community Living Australia, Independent Community Living Australia, Level 7, 8-24 Kippax Street, NSW, 2010
Mental health supported living in Sydney Australia

individual Dawn Hayes

Individual Dawn Hayes, 7 Clarence Squre, Flat A, East Sussex, BN1 2ED
I am an individual and using the website as part of my studies for Adult Socail Care leadership qualification.

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.

Jersey Hospice Care

Jersey Hospice Care, Jersey Hospice Care, Clarkson House, Le Mont Cochon, St. Helier, St Helier, United Kingdom, JE2 3JB
Further information about this befriending service is forthcoming.

Jewish Care Scotland

Lynsey Allan , Jewish Care Scotland, The Walton Community Care Centre, May Terrace, Giffnock, G46 6LD
Jewish Care Scotland’s befriending service supports individuals to re-engage with their community and build supportive relationships. Clients are supported to identify what is important to them and are matched with a volunteer befriender who will support them as they progress towards their goal. This opportunity offers great scope for both the befriender and the befriendee to engage in new activities, meet new people and learn new skills.

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

Kent Coast Volunteering (Good Neighbours Service)

Rebecca Bullivant, Kent Coast Volunteering, Kent Coast Volunteering, Kent Innovation Centre, Millennium Way, Kent, CT10 2QQ
The Kent Coast Volunteering Good Neighbours Service is a befriending service for older people (over 60) living in the Thanet, Dover and Folkestone & Hythe districts.
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Kincardine & Deeside Befriending

Liz Treasure, Kincardine & Deeside Befriending, 8 Robert Street, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2DN
Kincardine & Deeside Befriending recruits, trains and supports volunteer befrienders who are matched with isolated older people (55+) to provide social contact.

Largo Area Coronavirus Response Team

Largo Area Coronavirus Response Team, Elliot Cottage, 50 Main Street, Upper Largo, Fife, KY86EW
"Largo Friends and Neighbours" has been borne out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and exists to support local residents who find themselves isolated from their family and friends.

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.

Leeds Mind (Sout East Leeds Friends - S.E.L.F.)

Emily Jayes, Leeds Mind, Clarence House, 11 Clarence Road, Horsforth, W. Yorks, LS18 4LB
Leeds Mind is a Charitable Organisation - affiliated with National Mind. Our Live Well Leeds service also offers 1:1 befriending.

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 Age Southwark

Jennie Linnett, Link Age Southwark, URC, Tell Grove, None, SE22 8RH
Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity that provides friendly volunteer support to people over 60 across the London Borough of Southwark.

Linking Lives UK

Jeremy Sharpe, Linking Lives UK, Woodley Hill House, Eastcourt Avenue, Berkshire, RG6 1HH
There are 1.8 million people over 75 in the UK who are profoundly lonely. We work primarily with churches and Christian agencies and provide the support, advice and resources required to set up a project in local communities.

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.
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London Irish Centre

Caroline Hanks, London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, NW1 9XB
Befriending Service at The London Irish Centre The aim of the London Irish Centre Befriending Service is to reduce social isolation, improving the emotional well-being of Irish clients. The Befriending service is for older Irish clients in London with a low to moderate level of support. Clients may feel socially isolated and are not engaged with activities in the community. Befriending Service Aims & Objectives To befriend individual clients at home or in the community To provide companionship and friendship To reduce social isolation and loneliness by providing weekly visits to provide stimulation and improve mental wellbeing To increase social connection and contact with the Irish community and cultural services To expand and enhance the client’s experience within their own community or explore and plan new experiences (if wanted by client) To be flexible to meet the needs of the client: For companionship, to help support people to remain safe and well in their homes, to support with walking outdoors, or for help accessing opportunities in the community To help the client feel happier and more independent in their situation Why become a befriender? • An opportunity to meet new people • A chance to make a difference • An increased sense of community • Full training, a dedicated befriending handbook, and ongoing support and supervision to carry out your role effectively • Great experience to put on your CV Benefits for clients • Companionship • Emotional support • Health benefits • Self-esteem & confidence • Increased social awareness • Learning how to relate to others • Using community resources and services Our service is: -Friendly We take the time to find exactly the right befriender for each individual. -Safe All our volunteers are carefully recruited, police checked and trained to ensure a safe, professional service. -Flexible Weekly sessions can be arranged for a day and time that suits the individual. -Improves well-being Regular visits from someone who cares can has a significant positive impact on mental and physical well-being

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.

Mahon Community Development Project

Mahon Community Development Project, Mahon CDP, Unit 7, Avenue De Rennes, Cork
The befriending service 'Age Link' was established by Mahon CDP (Community Development Project) in response to the needs of older people living alone in the Mahon area. Age Link is based on a friendly calling service. The visit will take place once a week for one hour at a mutually convenient time for both parties.

Meal Makers (Food Train)

Emma Black, Meal Makers (Food Train), Suite 2/6A Brook Street Studio, 60 Brook Street, G40 2AB
Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love cooking, and who are happy to share an extra portion of home cooked food, with an older neighbour who would really appreciate a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat.

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.

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, Premier House, 52 London Road, Middlesex, TW1 3RP
MTVH run a befriending service in Slough. Our aim is to tackle loneliness and isolation in Slough, we do this by offering befriending as well as supporting people into local services, community support groups, activities and voluntary work where possible.

MHMWales

MHMWales, Union Offices, Quarella Road, Bridgend, CF31 1JW
An innovative new project-‘Moving On’ a Befriending & Mentoring Scheme. We aim to provide a service that meets Cwm Taff vision ensuring: • People will feel more connected and less isolated; • People will be more active; • increasing community capacity to tackle loneliness and isolation; and • People will have better mental health and well-being To make our project sustainable we want to see genuine friendship grow with inviduals accessing our service with each other rather than to standard befriending model where by paid employees or volunteers are instructed to spend an minim of 30 minutes with an isolated person Our project is about getting the person facing isolation to engage back into their community and meet other likeminded inviduals thus removing after a certain period of time the need for both organisations to support that individual as we aim for them to be empowered and engaged with others.

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.

Morden College

Morden College, 19 St Germans Place, Blackheath, SE3 0PW
Morden College is a Charity dedicated to supporting older people. Today the Charity’s core purpose is to provide older people who are in need with a home for life, to support them as they grow older, and to provide care services, including residential care and residential nursing care, if the need arises. We are a strong community, committed to enabling the older people we support to have the highest quality of life, for the rest of their life. For more information on us, visit: https://www.mordencollege.org.uk/

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.

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.

National ageing research institute

National Ageing Research Institute, PO Box 2127, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia, 3052
I am conducting research on befriending in aged care services

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 Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service

Keith Hofgartner, North Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service, Avenue Road, Winslow, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3DW
A befriending service set up as part of the North Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service.

Old Hall Peoples Partnership

Denise Birkett, Old Hall Peoples Partnership, Wing Close, Bentley, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 0LS
Old Hall People’s Partnership was established in the 90’s and registered as a charity in 2000. • Two charity shops • Pass It On Furniture Re-cycling Project • Spadework Gardening Service • Community Cafe • Bentley Community Library • Domestic Cleaning Service • Benefits and Money Advice • Lunch Clubs • Sports Hall Hire • Meeting/Conference facilities • Pocket Park

Omagh Volunteer Centre

Omagh Volunteer Centre, Anderson House, Unit 41C, Market Street, Tyrone, BT78 1EH
The B-Friend Hub Project is a partnership project between Omagh Volunteer Centre and Strabane Community Project and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. The Project has a hub in Omagh, Strabane and Fermanagh and we all work together to provide befriending, signposting & volunteer opportunities in each area. Our B-Friend Hub Service offers phone befriending up to 5 times a week as well as home visits.

Opening Doors London (LGBT+ Befriending Service)

Opening Doors London, Opening Doors London, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Our Befriending Service is for LGBT+ people over 50 who live in London. Living in London can become a lonely experience as you grow older, especially if you can’t get out and about as you used to. Befriending matches you with a volunteer Befriender for regular social contact, with visits every week or fortnight. - go along to social groups and community activities - go to exhibitions or events - have a cup of tea and a chat in your home.
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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.

Oxgangs Care

Heather Macdonald, Oxgangs Care, 12 Firrhill Neuk, Oxgangs, EH13 9FF
Oxgangs Care Befriending Service offers one to one support to clients (60yrs +) if you are in the EH10,EH13 and EH14 post code areas of Edinburgh.

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.

Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke
N/A - individual member
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People Know How (Positive Transitions Service and Reconnect)

Glenn Liddall , People Know How, 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2FF
CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT: In light of the coronavirus outbreak we have adapted our services to offer online and distance befriending online and via telephone. Positive Transitions Service: Support for children and young people We offer one-to-one support for children and young people that focuses on enhancing transitions, developing stronger relationships at schools, and increasing self-esteem and confidence. - 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 Reconnect is a service open to adults of all ages living in Edinburgh who feel they need support to improve their health and wellbeing. Learn Digital: Helping you to improve your digital skills by providing you with support to use computers and digital devices to find a job online, use devices, navigate the web and improve financial health online. Wellbeing Calls: Over-the-phone befriending to adults across Edinburgh. Walking Befriending: Open to adults in North East Edinburgh, our aim is to support people who are lonely to improve both their physical and mental health.

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.

PMRGCAuk

PMRGCAuk, BM PMRGCAuk, WC1N 3XX
We are offering one to one telephone support for people who have either Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and/or Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) who are isolated and in need of someone who understands the conditions. Our Befrienders will call you once a week for a 30 minute chat.

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.

Powys Association of Voluntary Organsistions

Lesley Austen, Powys Association Of Voluntary Organsistions, Unit 30, Ddole Road Industrial Estate, Powys, LD1 6DF
Powys Befrienders is a PAVO project (the County Voluntary Council in Powys).

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.

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.

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.

Re-engage

Re-engage, 2 Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W 0DH
Re-engage runs monthly get togethers for groups of isolated , older people in their 70, 80, 90, 100s. Re-engage also runs a one to one telephone befriending service for older people.

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 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

Redbridge Carers Support Service

Redbridge Carers Support Service, 12 Clements Court, Clements Lane, Essex, IG1 2QY
Redbridge Carers Support Service supports unpaid carers over the age of 16 years old in Redbridge. RCSS aims to make a positive difference to the lives of carers by providing them with a range of services, support and recognition e.g.
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Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service

Jodie Roast, Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service, One Place East, 98-100 Ilford Lane, Essex, IG1 2LD
This project provides a service to people with dementia who are living independently, attending day services, going through transition into residential or nursing care as well as those already living in long term care settings.

Rosebery Centre

Rosebery Centre, Polbeth Harwood Church Chapleton Terrace
This is a new service - started on Monday - we currently have a dementia day care centre in Polbeth Livingston named the Rosebery Centre we have been given funding to start up a befriending service for local older people - we will look at combatting loneliness - integrating clients back into the community - starting up new hobbies - days out

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.

Royds Community Association

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

Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service

Rushcliffe Community And Voluntary Service, The Cotgrave Hub, Rivermead, County (optional), NG12 3UQ
Our friends are an essential part of our support networks and help make us who we are. We will match you to one of our 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 (Staying Connected in Later Life)

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.

Seafriends

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

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.
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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, 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Supporting Older People

Supporting Older People, Supporting Older People, Community House 46-50 East Parade, North Yorkshire, HG1 5RR
Our core work is our befriending scheme. The befriender provides companionship and may support the person to get out and about, help with a hobby or interest or just have a chat over a cup of tea. This service is free of charge. We also Organise group social activities, outings and events, liaise with our family, statutory agencies and voluntary organisations and host events where volunteers and the people we support join together, these include our Christmas party, quizzes and International Day of Older Persons' Lunch

Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO

Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO, 20 Salisbury Court, Surrey, GU16 6BP
Often poor health and reduced mobility make it difficult for many older people to get out. Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO operates a Visiting and Befriending Service provision; currently over 50 volunteers visit around 60 older people in their homes across the Borough every week. The aim of the Visiting & Befriending Service is to help older people maintain their independence by introducing them to one of our volunteers who visits them on a weekly basis.

Sutton Befrienders

Sutton Befrienders, Volunteer Centre, 29 - 31 West Street, SM1 1SJ
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.

The Careline (Care Friends)

The Careline, 219 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BD
The Care Friends befriending service is aimed at alleviating the negative impacts of loneliness on mental and physical health and is therefore for 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 known who will call you regularly to chat and give you a listening ear. As this is a remote facility, 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 Living Well Project

Ruth Groves, The Living Well Project, The Stables, Newhills Church, Bucksburn, AB21 9SS
The Living Well Project Befriending Service is based in Newhills, Aberdeen. Referrals may be made by the health and social care sectors or families.
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The No. 1 Befriending Agency

Audrey Mutongi, The No. 1 Befriending Agency, 51 Cadogan Street, 8 Floor West, G2 7HF
The No1 Befriending Agency helps people live fuller, better lives in their homes by providing a companionship service to older adults. We are a Social Enterprise registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to improving the quality of life of all the people we support. ​ Our Mission We reduce loneliness and isolation.

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.
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Time to Talk Befriending

Time To Talk Befriending, West Werks, 41-43 Portland Road, East Sussex, BN3 5DQ
We are an award winning Sussex based befriending charity for people aged 65+. Our aim is to help everyone referred to our service by taking the time to ascertain what they would like and need. We tackle the issue of older people’s isolation and wellbeing in a positive and fresh way by activating community volunteers of all ages and training them to become ‘befrienders’. We are founded on intergenerational principles. We have all the systems in place: DBS checking, GDPR guidelines, our Charity Log database, insurance, relationships with referral agencies (such as NHS Older People’s Services), an experienced staff team and referral partners. To make a referral please contact the team on 01273 737710 or email referrals@tttb.org.uk.
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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 (previously Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme) 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 befriender /befriendee scheme in East Devon

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.

Vintage Vibes

Emily Hislop, Vintage Vibes, 2 Cheyne Street, Midlothian, EH4 1JB
Vintage Vibes provides friendship for people over 60 across Edinburgh who are lonely or isolated.

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.

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 will 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 Midlothian (Connect Project)

Volunteer Midlothian, Unit 32/6 Hardengreen Industrial Estate, Midlothian, EH22 3NX
The Connect project matches befrienders with people who live with social isolation within the community.

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.

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.

West Kent Befriending Service

West Kent Befriending Service, Age UK Maidstone, 7 Mill Street, Kent, ME15 6XW
The West Kent Befriending Service is a project of Age UK Maidstone.

West Norfolk Befriending

West Norfolk Befriending, 12, Thoresby College, Queen Street, Norfolk, PE30 1HX
West Norfolk befriending works to decrease isolation among older people in West Norfolk. Following an assessment at home you will be matched with a vetted, trained and supported volunteer who will visit fortnightly. WNB hosts several community groups and social events in the year. Just call the office if you would like to know more about the service.

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.