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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.

Barnardo's Edinburgh Community Support Services (BECSS)

Kat Geoghegan, Barnardo's Edinburgh Community Support Services (BECSS), Barnardo's Edinburgh Community Support Services, 111 Oxgangs Road North, EH14 1ED
The focus of Barnardo's Edinburgh Community Support Services is the inclusion of children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties at school, at home, and within their community.

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

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.

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.

Butterfly Trust (Cystic Fibrosis)

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

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

Carers of West Lothian

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

Children 1st Edinburgh Family Support Team

Gary Dewar, Children 1st Edinburgh Family Support Team, Children 1st, 83 Whitehouse Loan, EH9 1AT
We offer support to families in Edinburgh that are under stress, and provide children, young people and families the opportunity to shape positive futures.We work with families who have a child aged 0 – 5 years, and families who have a child under 11 years of age and who have significant housing issues.

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.

Ecas

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

Edinburgh 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.

Equal Futures

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

Eric Liddell Centre

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.

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.
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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.
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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

Anne Nixon, 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.

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.

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.

intandem

Intandem, Intandem, Inspiring Scotland, Riverside House, 502 Gorgie Road, Midlothian, EH11 3AF
Intandem, Scotland’s mentoring programme for young people looked after at home, launched in November 2016. 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 face these 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. We have agreed our common values which reflect the way we do things in intandem.

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.

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)

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

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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 with HIV & Hepatitis C.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

Scottish Cot Death Trust, 5th Floor (5B), West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital, G3 8SJ
Scotland's only charity
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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 Ridge SCIO

The Ridge SCIO, Oriel Cottage, East Links Road, Dunbar, Edinburgh, EH42 1LT
Our One-to-one befriending takes place in our community. We can help by providing ideas and inspiration for activities you can both enjoy. We operate a befriending group in Dunbar and the surrounding areas to help you to socialise and enjoy activities based around your interests. Referrals for our befriending project can come from yourself, GP, Social Work and many other agencies within East Lothian.

The Silver Line

Moira Gallagher, The Silver Line, Trade Tower, Calico Row, Battersea, SW11 3UF
The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK, open every day and night of the year. • Offer information, friendship and advice • Link callers to local groups and services • Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect If callers would like to be put in touch with Silver Line Friends, they can receive a weekly friendship call or a regular friendship letter from a volunteer friend.

The Silver Line Helpline

Anthea Beeks, The Silver Line Helpline, Trade Tower, Calico Row, Battersea, SW11 3UF
The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK, open every day and night of the year. • Offer information, friendship and advice • Link callers to local groups and services • Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect If callers would like to be put in touch with Silver Line Friends, they can receive a weekly friendship call or a regular friendship letter.
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The Welcoming Association

Life Raluy, The Welcoming Association, 20 Westfield Avenue, EH11 2TT
The Welcoming supports migrants and refugees in Edinburgh by providing a range of services including English language classes, employability workshops, environmental activities and social and cultural integration opportunities.

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.

Volunteer Centre East Lothian (Engage Befriending)

Sally Harris, Volunteer Centre East Lothian, Volunteer Centre East Lothian, Engage Befriending, 56 High Street, East Lothian, EH33 1HH
Engage Befriending is a project aiming to support young people aged 8 - 14 years, who live in East Lothian. We hope to offer young people a befriender to meet with once a week for about 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, Unit 32/6 Hardengreen Industrial Estate, Midlothian, EH22 3NX
The Connect project matches befrienders with people who live with social isolation within the community.

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.