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Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

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

Beatson Cancer Charity

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

Befriending Partnership at Changes (Musselburgh)

Befriending Partnership At Changes (Musselburgh), 108 Market St, EH21 6QA
At Changes, we have established a befriending partnership 'Well-Connected’ targeted toward individuals 18+ within East Lothian.

Bethany Christian Trust

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

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

Butterfly Trust (Cystic Fibrosis)

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

Cancer Support Scotland (Wellbeing service)

Cancer Support Scotland, 75 Shelley Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G12 0ZE
Our free ‘Here for You’ befriending service provides people affected by cancer with regular contact with one of our highly skilled volunteers who will provide a friendly listening ear. Our Befrienders can call weekly, fortnightly or monthly giving you the time and space to talk about your feelings. This service is available free to anyone affected by cancer in Scotland over the age of 18 including carers and family members.
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Care for the Family

Carol Humphreys, Care For The Family, Tovey House, Cleppa Park, , Newport, NP10 8BA, NP10 8BA
Care for the Family is a UK charity that aims to promote strong family life and support those who face family difficulties. Our work is focused on three areas: Parenting, Marriage/Couple Support and Bereavement.

Carers of East Lothian (COEL) (Carer Befriending)

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

carers of west lothian

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

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.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, 2nd Floor, Hobart House, 80 Hanover Street, EH2 1EL
We are Scotland’s largest health charity working to help people with chest, heart and stroke conditions live life to the full. No one should have to recover alone.

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 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.

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

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

Deaf Action (Online Befriending Service)

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

East and Southeast Asian Scotland (Community Interest Company)

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

Ecas

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

Edinburgh Garden Partners

Debs Hahn, 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.

Edinburgh Headway Group

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

Equal Futures

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

Eric Liddell Community

Dorothy Terhune, Eric Liddell Community, 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.

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.

Health All Round

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

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

Home-Start East Lothian

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

Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh

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

Inspiring Scotland - intandem (intandem)

Intandem, Inspiring Scotland - Intandem, Inspiring Scotland, Riverside House, 502 Gorgie Road, City Of Edinburgh, EH11 3AF
Intandem is Scotland’s national mentoring programme for young people looked after at home. We know how crucial it is for all young people to have at least one long term relationship with a positive adult role-model. intandem has been set up to help young people facing challenges. Partner charities receive on-going support from intandem and Inspiring Scotland across a range of activities including recruitment, training, safeguarding, and evaluation as well as capacity building and organisational support. Our common values which reflect the way we do things: Openness, Aspiration, Respect and Commitment. encourage true participation and co-development.

Leuchie House (Leuchie@Home)

Leuchie House, Leuchie House, East Lothian, EH39 5NT
Leuchie House is a National Respite Centre for individuals with long term neurological conditions.
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Linknet Mentoring Limited (Befriending)

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

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.

Marie Curie (Community Engagement, Involvement and Development)

Marie Curie, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
Our Helper Volunteers offer companionships and practical support to terminally ill people, their families and carers.

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.

Move On (Move On Support Service)

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

MS Society Cymru

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

Multiple System Atrophy Trust

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

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.

Opening Doors (LGBTQ+ Befriending Service)

Opening Doors, Opening Doors, Unit 4.1b, Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
Our Befriending Service is for LGBTQ+ people over 50. Life can be lonely sometimes – everybody has experienced feeling alone at some point in their lives. Befriending matches you with a volunteer Befriender for regular social contact, with contact 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 - friendly telephone call each week on a scheduled day and time

Oxgangs Care

Heather Macdonald, Oxgangs Care, 12 Firrhill Neuk, Oxgangs, EH13 9FF
Oxgangs Befriending Service offers one to one support to older people (60yrs +) living in the EH10 or EH13 postcode areas of Edinburgh.
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People Know How (Positive Transitions and Reconnect)

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

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity, 91 Royal College St, NW1 0SE
Around 70,000 adults and children in the UK have PKD. We support those affected, their families and carers, with information, help and understanding. We raise awareness and fund research into the causes of PKD, with the aim of discovering treatments and a cure.
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Positive Help - Befriending

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

Prestonfield & District Neighbourhood Workers Project

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

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. During the pandemic, telephone and written correspondence replaced traditional befriending.

Racing Welfare (Check in and Chat)

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

Rosebery Befriending Service

Rosebery Befriending Service, Polbeth Harwood Church Chapleton Terrace
The Rosebery Befriending Service offers befriending in Livingston, the Calders and Polbeth. We will aim to match befrienders and befriendee’s with shared interests and experiences so that both parties will get the most from our service.

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.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

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

Sight Scotland & Sight Scotland Veterans

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

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.

SLCo (Speech Language Communication Company)

SLCo, 42-44 Castle St, DD1 3AQ
Get A Buddy GAB is a programme designed for children and young people aged between 11 and 21 who experience social exclusion due to speech, language and communication barriers.

Space for Youth Befriending

Amanda Farquhar, Space For Youth Befriending, Space And Broomhouse Hub, 79/89 Broomhouse Crescent, EH11 3RH
Space for Youth Befriending recruits, trains and supports volunteers in befriending. Space for Youth Befriending supports children and young people aged 5-16 years who are affected by parental drug and/or alcohol use in South West Edinburgh.

The Chatty Cafe Scheme

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

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Unit 11, Pepys House, Greenwich Quay, Clarence Road, SE8 3EY
As a national charity supporting former civil servants and their dependants we provide friendship/companionship via three national befriending schemes that offer services by phone, home visit or by letter.

The Linda Tremble Foundation (SupportED)

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

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

Vintage Vibes

Emily Hislop, Vintage Vibes, 2 Cheyne Street, Midlothian, EH4 1JB
Vintage Vibes creates long lasting one-to-one friendships offering support, companionship and the opportunity to be more socially connected.

Volunteer Centre East Lothian (Youth Befriending)

Laura Craig, Volunteer Centre East Lothian, 56 High Street, East Lothian, EH33 1HH
Our Youth Befriending service supports young people aged 8 - 16 years, who live in East Lothian. We offer young people a befriender, to meet with once a week for around 2-3 hours, over a 6 month period. Together with a befriender, the young person can feel supported to do things they enjoy, have fun in their local community, perhaps try new things and sometimes even have a treat day!

Volunteer Midlothian (Connect Project)

Volunteer Midlothian, 4/6 White Hart Street, , Midlothian, EH26 1AE
The Connect Project matches befrienders with people who live with social isolation.

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.
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West Lothian Youth Action Project (INtegr8 Befriending Service)

Angela Gourdie, West Lothian Youth Action Project, Craigsfarm Hub, Maree Walk, Craigshill, West Lothian, EH54 5BP
Befriending service for young people aged 10-21 with things going on in their lives which affect mental health/wellbeing.