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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.

Alzheimer Scotland

Julie Penn, Alzheimer Scotland, 160 Dundee Street, EH11 1DQ
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We have Community Befriending Projects in the following areas; Fife, Midlothian, Borders, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Kilmarnock.

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
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Broomhouse Youth Befriending Project

Amanda Farquhar, Broomhouse Youth Befriending Project, 79/89 Broomhouse Crescent, EH11 3RH
Broomhouse Youth Befriending Project recruits, trains and supports volunteers in befriending.

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.
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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.
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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
OPAL supports individuals over 60, who are at risk of or suffering from loneliness and isolation. OPAL's aim is to make a positive contribution to a person’s quality of life, health and sense of well-being by supporting them to remain independent at home as well as socially connected and engaged.

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 , Osborne House, C/o Care & Repair, 1 Osborne Terrace, Lothian, EH12 5HG
We develop and support relationships between people needing help with their gardens and caring volunteer gardeners who have the desire to grow their own food and have no space. We focus support to older and disabled individuals where gardeners take on a unique and nontraditional befriending role, helping them to remain independent in their own homes and develop their community connections.

Edinburgh Headway Group Carers Project

Fiona Robertson, Edinburgh Headway Group Carers Project, Unit 4, 27 Peffer Place, Craigmillar, EH16 4BB
Edinburgh Headway Group Carers Project supports unpaid carers of adults with an acquired brain injury (ABI). The project aims are to: make early contact with carers of people with an ABI; provide information, advice and support to carers; and recruit and train volunteers to provide 1:1 respite with the cared-for person for 2-3 hours a week. Our 1:1 volunteer support provides valuable respite for a maximum of 1 year.

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.

Erskine

Diane McAllister, Erskine, Volunteer Development, The Erskine Home, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU
We deliver befriending services to our residents within our four nursing homes based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bishopton. Our Mission; “To lead by collaborative example, in shaping, developing and delivering outstanding, person-centred care, accommodation and holistic support, so that Veterans in Scotland are valued and enjoy a sense of fulfilment, in every phase of post-Service life” Vision: “A Scotland in which all veterans and their families, are valued and respected, and where high quality, care and support, enable them to maximise their potential and quality of life”

FAMS

FAMS, FAMS Charity, Paul Gerard’s Lighthouse, 353 Orbiston Street, North Lanarkshire, ML3 9EE
FAMS ( Families & Friends Affected by Murder & Suicide) We are a Lanarkshire based charity, who provide free Peer-Support to anyone affected by Murder, Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour.

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, Dalkeith Road, EH16 5GA
Our volunteers visit families with pre-school children, at home, to provide practical and emotional support. By being a good listener, a volunteer can gently build up parents’ skills and self-esteem.
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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.

Independent Age

Jeanette Bates, Independent Age, 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.

Legion Scotland

Tommy Douglas, Veterans Community Support Manager, Legion Scotland, Legion Scotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, EH7 4HQ
Legion Scotland assists all ex-service men and women of all ages across Scotland to adapt to civilian life by providing community, friendship and practical advice, whether they left military service yesterday or many years ago.

LINKnet Mentoring Ltd

Ranbandara Dissanayaka, LINKnet Mentoring Ltd, 31 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG
LINKnet Mentoring is avoluntary sector charitable organisation that supports minority ethnic individuals and their families to improve their quality of life through various activities including, one to one mentoring and befriending. For more information please visit LINnet Mentoring website http://www.linknetmentoring.com/_mentors/mentors.asp https://en-gb.facebook.com/LINKnetScotland https://twitter.com/LINKnetMentor

Macmillan Cancer Support

Tina Morrow, Macmillan Cancer Support, 3rd Floor, 132 Rose Street, EH2 3JD
Support for people living with cancer

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 connecting communities through food! Meal Makers is a really simple concept – we connect people who love cooking and want to be active in their community (‘Cooks’), with older (55+) neighbours (‘Diners’), who would appreciate home cooked food delivered to them. How does it work?

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.

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)

Glenn Liddall , People Know How, 525 Ferry Road, City Of Edinburgh, EH52FF
Our one-to-one support for children and young people: Focuses on enhancing transitions, developing stronger relationships at schools, and increasing self-esteem and confidence. Befriending / Mentoring – We offer one to one support and encouragement to children and young people on their journey through primary and/or high school. – Disengaged or disengaging from school and below average in attainment levels – Experiencing low self-esteem and having difficulty maintaining positive relationships – Affected by parental substance use

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 with HIV & Hepatitis C.

Positive Realities

Susan Veitch, Positive Realities, 41 Old Dalkeith Rd, EH16 4TE
Positive Realities provides support to improve life satisfaction for young people aged 12-25 years, and their families, living in Edinburgh.

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.

Re-engage

Re-engage, 2 Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W 0DH
Contact the Elderly runs monthly get togethers for groups of isolated , older people in their 70, 80, 90, 100s.

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. We deliver quality self-management training to enable people with arthritis to live a better quality of life.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

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

Strive - Engage Befriending

Sally Harris, Strive - Engage Befriending, Strive, Engage Befriending, 56 High Street, East Lothian, EH33 1HH
To provide a volunteer befriending service for vulnerable young people ages 8-14.

The Hepatitis Trust (C4th)

The Hepatitis Trust, Suite 3/4 Falkirk Business Hub, 45 Vicar Street, FK1 1LL
The Hepatitis C Trust delivers a range of services that support the elimination of the virus as a serious risk to public health through targeting some of the groups that are most impacted and providing support and information to all those affected. Click on this link for further information. http://www.hepctrust.org.uk/services

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

Lizzie Sosenko, 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, 79/89 Broomhouse Crescent, EH11 3RH
Vintage Vibes provides company for people over 60 across Edinburgh who are lonely or isolated.

Volunteer Edinburgh

Marion Findlay, Volunteer Edinburgh, 222, Leith Walk, City Of Edinburgh, EH6 5EQ
Volunteer Edinburgh provides a focus for voluntary activity and encourages people to engage in voluntary work Promotes and develops volunteering opportunities Encourages good practice in involving volunteers Promotes social inclusion through volunteering

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.

West Lothian Youth Action Project

Angela Gourdie, West Lothian Youth Action Project, Craigsfarm Campus, Maree Walk, Craigshill, West Lothian, EH54 5BP
Befriending service for young people aged 10-21 with mental health issues.

YMCA Edinburgh

Bruce Harkin, YMCA Edinburgh, 1 Junction Place , EH6 5JA
YMCA Edinburgh is part of an inclusive global Christian movement, open to people of all faiths and none. In Edinburgh, we offer programmes for children and young people including; playrangers, playschemes, holiday, after school and youth clubs. We also provide 1-1 befriending mentoring for vulnerable children and young people. Our Plusone and intandem 1-1 befriending/mentoring projects support up to 50 children and young people aged between 8-14, across Edinburgh, at any one time. In order to deliver this service we recruit, train and carefully match adult volunteers with children and young people who have been referred to us by Social Work, schools and health.