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13 Rivers Trust (Eden Care) (Eden Care)

13 Rivers Trust (Eden Care), Tarling East Community Centre, 63 Martha Street, London, E1 2PA
We currently provide Telephone Befriending services to individuals reaching End of Life and those who are terminally ill, with a particular focus on BAME community.

Adanna Women's Support Group

Adanna Women's Support Group, Wellesly House, 102 Cranbrook Road, IG1 4NH
Adanna Women's Support Group aims to alleviate poverty in women and children through advice, education, employment, business enterprise and support for the benefit of mainly (but not exclusively) BAME women, women from immigrant communities and young parents living within the East London area of Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge & Newham. We provide support for women who have gone through domestic abuse or other relationship issues, have low self esteem or confidence due to other life challenges, have lost their way after having children and need to reconnect with themselves again, women with no recourse to public funds.

Age Exchange

Age Exchange, 11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA
Age Exchange’s Virtual Day Care Service The Virtual Day Care service provides a meaningful connection for people living with dementia, those that care for them, and older people experiencing loneliness and/or isolation. It is comprised of several elements. Befriending Telephone Calls Our dedicated team of staff, Reminiscence Arts practitioners and volunteers make these calls regularly. Activity Boxes and DVDs Giving everyone the opportunity to be creative, stay active and have fun – whether that be through visual art, crafts, games, song or movement – is very important to our work at Age Exchange.

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.

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 .
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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.

BeFriends

Convenor, BeFriends, 12-14 Mains Loan, DD4 7AA
BeFriends provides help and support through a one-to-one Befriending and specialist groups to vulnerable and disadvantaged 5-25-year-old throughout Dundee. Befriending offers the support of trained, vetted and disclosure checked adult volunteers to local children and young people who have been referred because they are experiencing difficulties in their lives or who are at risk of becoming socially isolated.

Birmingham Voluntary Service Council

Birmingham Voluntary Service Council, 138 Digbeth, Earlsdon, West Midlands, B5 6DR
We are a Birmingham based charity that supports other organisations across the voluntary sector and those who work in health. We do not directly offer befriending services ourselves, but currently we work to support and co-ordinate projects involving a number of befriending services around the city, and are well placed to signpost people into suitable organisations.

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? Slough Telephone Befriending is a service provided by a volunteer 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 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 a Slough GP/Social Worker/family services/self referral Building Futures Together Regal Court Business Centre Slough Telephone 01753 555650 Email bftenquiry@gmail.com

Chell Area Family Action Group (CAFAG)

Chell Area Family Action Group, The Whitfield Valley Centre, Fegg Hayes Road, Staffordshire, ST6 6QR
CAFAG delivers a range of community activities and services in order to address the needs of the local community within the Fegg Hayes, Chell, Chell Heath and Packmoor areas of Stoke-on-Trent.

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.

Community Companions (Hounslow Muslim Centre)

Community Companions, 4-6, Hanworth Road, Middlesex, TW3 1UA
Based in the London Borough of Hounslow, we are here to help support the elderly, vulnerable and isolated during the pandemic era and beyond.

CREST Waltham Forest (Waltham Forest Befriending Service)

CREST Waltham Forest, Harmony Hall, 10 Truro Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 7BY
This is a newly set up initiative in Waltham Forest for adults aged 18 - 59 years who wish to increase their social interaction with a face-to-face befriender. For those not yet ready to meet face-to-face and go out with someone then telephone befriending is also available. People can self refer or other agencies can make referrals including GP's, Social Prescribers, and other voluntary organisations

Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Jo Burton, Demelza Hospice Care For Children, Demelza House, Rook Lane, Bobbing, Kent, ME9 8DZ
Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides specialist care and emotional support for children with serious or terminal conditions and their loved ones, so they can enjoy time together as family, for as long as they have. Within the service there is a specialist bereavement team, who supports families pre and post bereavement, providing support at a time and in a way that is right for them.
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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.

Europia

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

Fife Centre for Equalities

Fife Centre For Equalities, Fife Centre For Equalities, 16 East Fergus Place, Fife, KY1 1XT
FCE started the Minority Ethnic 60+ Project in July 2020 because many minority ethnic older people in Fife were unable to access information and support due to language barrier and Covid restrictions.

Fife Womens Aid

Kate McCormack, Fife Womens Aid, Suite 1, First Floor, Saltire House, Pentland Park, Fife, KY6 2AL
We offer a variety of services across Fife to support women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. Our volunteers are from all walks of life, complete a thorough training programme, and are PVG and reference checked.

Folkestone Rainbow Centre

Folkestone Rainbow Centre, Cornerstone, 69 Sandgate Road, Kent, CT202AF
Homeless rough sleepers , people in supported housing, people in temporary housing, people at risk of eviction The Rainbow Centre is a Christian charity that delivers a range of services in Folkestone & Hythe District to provide support and hope to individuals and families experiencing deprivation or hardship. Respect. As a Christian organisation we are committed to serving people of all faith groups and beliefs or none and recognise the worth of everyone. We are passionate about inclusion and being non-judgemental, and respect all those we serve, treating our guests and clients with sympathy, consideration, kindness and fairness. We recognise the support and help other local agencies offer, and know that through collaboration, we can achieve the best outcomes for those who access our services. Our vision is to help build a community in which everyone is included and can have the opportunity to live and work in dignity with hope for the future. We have, at our peak, over 350 volunteers, without whom the organisation would be unable to offer the range of services dedicated to help the neediest people in our local community. You can be part of our support team by making a donation to help sustain our presence in Folkestone & Hythe district.

Fresh Community Wellness

Fresh Community Wellness, 41 Northsea Court, Seaton, Aberdeenshire, AB24 1WG
FRESH Community Wellness offers a free active befriending service for people of all ages in the Aberdeen area. MI doesn’t mean that we will tell you how you should (or shouldn’t) live your life. FRESH meets up regularly at outdoor locations throughout the city. We also offer an open to all session every Thursday 1pm in Duthie Park, Aberdeen. As well as being Covid-safe, meeting outdoors gives everyone the space for some fresh air and light exercise. The active sessions are all run by registered and PVG assessed volunteers. At the meetups, we can go for a relaxed walk in the area, whether that be the beach, a park, or alongside one of Aberdeen’s beautiful rivers. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds. Whatever kind of person you are, and whatever interests you, you are bound to meet someone who clicks with you. Our induction process starts with basic emergency response, use of naloxone, mental health & suicide awareness, stigma and motivational interviewing techniques. But regardless of our individual background, and regardless of yours, all of us will treat you without judgement, and with empathy, kindness, and respect. Please do understand we have to have set boundaries and are unable to share personal numbers/ details.

Fresh Start NL

Fresh Start NL, C/O 35 Wellwynd, North Lanarkshire, ML6 0BN
Befriending for BME unpaid carers. Befriending for refugees and migrants

Friends of Scottish Settlers

Friends Of Scottish Settlers, Stirlingshire
Friends of Scottish Settlers (FOSS) offers support to people who are new to the Falkirk district area. Scottish Charity Number SC049208. Wherever in the world you have come from, whatever your story, if you are looking for some friendly support and / or advice from Falkirk people, FOSS is here for you. If you want English conversation practice, we can help. Our Trustees hail from all over the world and are looking forward to welcoming you to Falkirk.
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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.

Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP)

Govan Home And Education Link Project, Govan HELP, Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU
Family Education Support Project

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.
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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 Perth and Kinross

Tania Greenhorn, Home-Start Perth And Kinross, The Gateway, North Methven Street, ---------, PH1 5PP
Home-Start Perth is a Family Support Charity, working as part of the Home-Start network.

Humanity First UK

Humanity First UK, 27 Red Lion Business Park, Red Lion Road, Surrey, KT6 7QD
Humanity First Befriending Service aims to reduce isolation and provide a listening ear to anyone over the age of 60. If you are: - over 60 years of age - experiencing loneliness, or - need practical advice on connecting with others in the community our trained volunteers are available to speak over the phone. You can refer yourself or we can receive referrals from health professionals and support groups, with permission.

Jubilee Church (ACM)

Jubilee Church (ACM), Jubilee Church Life Centre, 1-5 London Road, Lincolnshire, NG31 6EY
We are a church providing a range of services and support to our local community including migrant families and those who find them isolated or struggling This support is provided to young people to families and right through to the elderly.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

Lincolnshire Community And Voluntary Service, Room G8, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR
Social prescribing is all about empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and improve their quality of life, while respecting the choices they make. Some people need more support than others to achieve these aims. 1) I would like some advice on where to access activities in my local area. 2) I would like some help to think about what my goals are and some advice on how to access activities in my local area. 3) I would like some help to think about my goals and someone to support me whilst I begin to move towards them.

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.

Living Truth CIC

Living Truth CIC, 30 Petworth Street, London, England, SW11 4QW
Our mission is to support and improve the lives of marginalised individuals and groups, particularly but not exclusively: vulnerable girls, women and young mothers, young people, families, offenders and ex-offenders and practitioners who work with these cohorts. We aim to address long-term solutions to current intractable social problems, we work to reduce social exclusion, loneliness and conflict by offering innovative programmes and bespoke packages of support. Our work is underpinned by fundamental principles behind the human experience. The sharing of this understanding has had profound results and documented impact in the fields of mental health, trauma, education and offending.

MA Centre UK (MACCS Befriending Companions)

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

Manchester Settlement (Open Door)

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

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.

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), wHoo Cares 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 programme connects and communicates 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 five core elements to the project: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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.

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.

North and West Yorkshire ASBAH (NWY ASBAH)

North And West Yorkshire ASBAH, 12 Victory Road, West Yorkshire, LS29 8HL
North & West Yorkshire Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus (North & West Yorkshire ASBAH) is a registered charity supporting children, adults and families with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida in North & West Yorkshire. By supporting, informing, and campaigning, North & West Yorkshire ASBAH is continuing to help promote individual choice, control, and quality of life for all the people who use our services. One of the ways we provide our support is through welfare and befriending calls.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, NG3 6AA
To befriend patients and provide individual support enabling patients in one of our Forensic units who have little or no contact with persons outside the Hospital to take part in social contacts and provide them with an opportunity to develop links with the outside community.

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. 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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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.

Rainbow Centre (Village of Hope)

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

Rannoch Community Trust

Rannoch Community Trust, Tigh Na Coille, Camghouran, Tayside, PH17 2QG
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.

Ray of Light Wales Cancer Support

Ray Of Light Wales Cancer Support, The Meadows, Peterston Road, Groesfaen, South Glamorgan, CF72 8NU
We provide practical and emotional support for those with the vital and sometimes challenging role of supporting someone with cancer

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.

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.

St Werburghs Community Association

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

TACC London (Therapy accessible on contact without charge) (RDUK Befrienders)

TACC London (Therapy Accessible On Contact Without Charge), TACC, Thrive, 1 Teredo St, London SE16 7LW, London, SE16 7LW
TACC are able to provide befrienders to people who are vulnerable and who may be facing mental health problems.

The Brain Charity

The Brain Charity, Www.thebraincharity.org.uk/be-involved/be-a-volunteer, Norton St, Liverpool, L3 8LR
We are proud to say that The Brain Charity has a dedicated and passionate volunteer team that have been recognised for their excellence with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups in the UK. We have all sorts of people volunteer for us, with a wide range of backgrounds and ages. We recruit every three months, which involves a recruitment session where we invite potential volunteers to our centre in Liverpool city centre.

The Careline (Care Friends)

The Careline, 219 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BD
The Careline befriending service is aimed at alleviating the negative impacts of loneliness on mental and physical health and is therefore available to anyone who is feeling lonely, isolated, experiencing anxiety or has limited social contact. Get in touch with us and we will match you with one of our trained befriending volunteers who will call you regularly to chat and give you a listening ear. As this is a remote service, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all interactions will be via telephone or video calls. The service is completely free and available to anyone who has been referred by a healthcare professional such as a doctor or nurse, or by a friend or colleague who is concerned about your wellbeing.

The Food Chain

The Food Chain, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP
The Food Chain supports people living with HIV in London who are in financial or nutritional crisis.
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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 Reading Agency

The Reading Agency, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA
Reading Friends brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. Reading Friends is delivered across the UK by local community-based delivery partners and at the beginning of 2021 we started expanding through public library services in England.

The Ridge SCIO

The Ridge SCIO, 40a High Street, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1JH
Our One-to-one befriending takes place in our community. We can help by providing ideas and inspiration for activities you can both enjoy. We operate a befriending group in Dunbar and the surrounding areas to help you to socialise and enjoy activities based around your interests. Referrals for our befriending project can come from yourself, GP, Social Work and many other agencies within East Lothian.
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The Welcoming Association

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

The Women & Families Resource Centre (Sisters With Heart Befriending Project)

The Women & Families Resource Centre, 98 Ranger Drive, Oxley, West Midlands, WV10 6DB
The main aim of the “Sisters with Heart” befriending project is to provide a 1:1 befriending service offering practical & emotional support for vulnerable, isolated & disadvantaged women, particularly asylum/refugee, black & ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged groups in Wolverhampton. Volunteer befrienders are matched with clients to offer regular weekly support, friendship and practical help to families under stress, helping families at an early stage to prevent family crisis and breakdown. The Sisters with Heart befrienders:  Provide emotional and practical support through home visits.  Facilitate and accompany individuals to activities within the local community.  Go out for a coffee, walk, to the shops, the park or to pick up prescriptions.  Accompany individuals to appointments (by prior arrangement).  Support to establish other social contacts and strengthen family relationships.  Assistance in locating local facilities and accessing services.  Help individuals to maintain hobbies and interests.  One- one activities with troubled families – Parents who are or at risk of facing child protection issues.  Pregnancy Support – including lone pregnancy and pregnancy in difficult or dangerous situations such as homelessness, domestic abuse, asylum seekers or where there are other risk factors or health complications.

Time to Help

Time To Help, 337 Fore Street, London, N9 0NU
Both the Dialogue Society and Time to Help UK have dedicated and hardworking volunteers who try to make their communities a better and safe place for everyone. The matched volunteer and the individual will have scheduled phone calls throughout the program.

Urban Synergy

Urban Synergy, 2 Lewisham Hill, Lewisham, LONDON, SE13 7EJ
Urban Synergy is an award winning early intervention mentoring charity that helps hundreds of young people between 10-18 years of age reach their full potential through outcome focused mentoring programmes, inspirational online seminars and work experience.

Vanik Council UK

Vanik Council UK, 37 HOWBERRY ROAD, EDGWARE, Middlesex, HA8 6SS
Befriending service by Vanik Council will provide regular social contact to lonely adults, social and religious care to people suffering long term illnesses, give support to and signpost people with mental health issues to the appropriate agencies. • Who will benefit from this service?

Voluntary Action Camden

Voluntary Action Camden, Belmont Street, Chalk Farm, NW1 8HF
We work with community links volunteers who provide befriending for local Camden residents.

WAND UK

WAND UK, St Charles Centre For Health And Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, RBKC, W10 6DZ
Telephone Befriending service