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Action in Mind (AiM)

Katie Heslop, Action In Mind (AiM), 19 Dean Crescent, Riverside, FK8 1UR
Action in Mind is the leading local mental health charity predominantly working across the Stirling Council area, supporting better mental health for everyone. We provide person-centred, outcome focused services for people aged 18 and upwards who experience low to moderate mental health conditions as well as people living with long-term chronic mental illnesses.

Action To Prevent Suicide CIC (Project CIO Cholwell Farm)

Action To Prevent Suicide CIC, 16, Follaton Rise, County (optional), TQ9 5FX
We are in process of looking set up a house based on befriending in a rural environment

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.

Age UK Barnet

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

Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington

Sharon Vasey, Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington, Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Durham, DL1 5SX
A small independant charity which strives to enhance the health and well being of older people by promoting quality assured activity, information and care ensuring older people have the opportunity for choice. Our befriending scheme teams up volunteers with older people in the community who could use a friend to talk to, help maintain their independence and raise self-confidence. Volunteer befrienders support their befriendees in a variety of ways such as home visits, telephone calls, taking them to activities or social outings, medical appointments or helping with shopping.

Age UK York Community Befriending Service

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

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 .

Ashfield Voluntary Action

Ashfield Voluntary Action, Health & Wellbeing Centre, Portland Street, Nottinghamshire, NG17 7AE
Ashfield Voluntary Action is a mid-Nottinghamshire based charity serving the Ashfield community. Our Living Well Hub provides telephone befriending for adults who may be unable to leave their homes and feel lonely or isolated. With the support of the Living Well Hub Project Officer, the support offered by telephone befriending can be increased to face-to-face befriending either at home or at a pre-arranged place. As an extension to the befriending, introduction to social groups and activities is offered. One Step At A Time is a buddy walks project we also offer giving support for recreational walks or even just taking the first step out of the door with an accompanied walk to the local shop. All our volunteers are DBS checked and trained and each person will receive an ongoing programme of support which is individual to them. For further information please email info@ashfielvoluntaryaction.org.uk or telephone 01623 555 551

Ashford Place

Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Place, Cricklewood, London, NW2 6TU
A long established charity based in North West London seeking to improve the lives of the more vulnerable members of our community.

Avon Valley Dementia Support

Avon Valley Dementia Support, Pinewood, Warren Lane, Hampshire, BH24 2AR
Support and Friendship for person with Dementia and their carer.
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Ballyhoura Rural Services

Gerard O Connor, Ballyhoura Rural Services, Market House, Churchtown, Mallow, Cork, P51 NH6X
Ballyhoura Rural Services (BRS) was established in 2010, we operate in East County Limerick and North Cork.

Battersea Befriending Network

Battersea Befriending Network, 109 Pitt Crescent, Greater London, SW19 8HR
Battersea Befriending Network (BBN) offers a one-to-one befriending relationship to those who have been referred to us and are living in within the London Borough of Wandsworth with a mental health diagnosis.

Be Free Young Carers

Hilary Hutchinson, Be Free Young Carers, Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
Be Free YC supports young carers aged between 8-24 across The Vale of the Whitehorse and South Oxfordshire. Befriending gives young carers 1 to 1 support, positive social interaction and self esteem and reduces the impact of their caring role on health and well being. Trained, supported volunteers are key to this valuable and rewarding service.

BEfriend

BEfriend, Boston House, 69-75 Boston Manor Road, County (Optional), TW8 9JJ
We provide one-to-one befriending for adults living in the London Borough of Ealing and have three projects: -Core Befriending: If you or someone you know lives alone, is isolated and feels lonely. -Linked Minds: If you or someone you know lives alone and has become isolated because of a mental health problem. -Carers Short Breaks Project: If you are an unpaid carer for a family member or friend, we can provide a trained volunteer to visit weekly and spend time with the cared-for person so you can have a 3 hour break. All our volunteers are trained in Befriending, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults have been DBS checked.
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Befrienders Highland Ltd

Sarah Southcott, Befrienders Highland Ltd, Befrienders Highland Ltd , 1st Floor Academy House, Academy Street, IV1 1JT
We are a small voluntary organisation working to improve the lives of people who are lonely and isolated and have experience of mental ill health; memory loss and unpaid adult carers . We work across the all of the Highland Region of Scotland. OUR BEFRIENDING SERVICES Face to Face befriending in Inverness, Nairn, Caithness, Skye & Lochalsh , Alness/Invergordon and Dingwall areas for people with mental ill health. Distance Befriending by phone, letter or email across the Highland region for people with mental ill health, for people with memory loss or unpaid adult carers. Group Befriending - we offer a range of group befriending opportunities available to all Friends and Volunteers.

Befrienders: Argyll and Bute

Cathi Bertin, Befrienders: Argyll And Bute, PO Box 9576, Argyll, PA31 9BB
Befrienders SCIO works with children and young people aged 6-18 with a range of needs.
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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.

Beith Community Development Trust

Beith Community Development Trust, Geilsland Estate, Wardrop Street, KA15 2EY
We offer a telephone befriending service for people in North Ayrshire that are isolated within their community. We can sign post people to services and groups which would have a positive impact and can bring people together at social events throughout the year.

Black Country Innovate CIC

Black Country Innovate CIC, Office Suite 1, The Crossing At Pauls, Darwall Street, West Midlands, WS1 1DA
Black Country Innovate (BCI) has worked tirelessly over the past 5 months co-ordinating and supporting the volunteer response in Walsall South. Although the lockdown period has now been relaxed, we have found that social distancing rules and the closure of local amenities have left many individuals that we have served with depression, social isolation and other related mental health concerns.

Bradford and District Senior Power

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

Building Futures Together

NASREEN AKHTAR, Building Futures Together , TBA, BERKSHIRE
Building Futures Together Slough Multilingual Telephone Befriending Service What is Befriending? Befriending makes a real difference to people's lives, often at a time of change, people aged 18 and over need support of another person to help them through a difficult time. What will Telephone Befriending Service provide? Telephone Befriending is a service provided by a trained befriender who will contact you weekly or fortnightly. Who are BFT Telephone Befrienders: Our volunteers are recruited from a range of backgrounds and cultures who provide support and company to anyone in need of regular and friendly telephone chat. What do BFT volunteers offer: A friendly chat Support and a listening ear Signposting/empowerment Bilingual advocacy Eligibility criteria includes but is not restricted: Feeling isolated Depressed Lonely Experienced any form of Domestic abuse Bereavement Low self esteem/confidence Have problems but do not know how to sort out or where to begin journey In addition to above we also now offer a 15 min welfare call this is particularly beneficial to those who are on medications due to underlying health issues who are not able to sustain a half hour call but simply want a call to check up on them if they okay on a weekly basis and if they need any help which we will gladly arrange. You can be referred by GP/Social Worker/family services/self referral Building Futures Together Telephone 01753 555650 Email bftenquiry@gmail.com

CACE

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

Caraidean Uibhist

Caraidean Uibhist, Caraidean Uibhist, 23 Winfield Way, Balivanich, Western Isles, HS7 5LH
Located in the heart of Balivanich, on the Isle of Benbecula, Caraidean Uibhist is a charitable foundation dedicated to helping those in need across the islands of Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay and Barra.

Carers of West Lothian

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

Carers Support West Sussex

Carers Support West Sussex, 1-2 THE ORCHARD GLENEAGLES COURT, BRIGHTON ROAD, RH10 8TD
Carers Support West Sussex supports unpaid family carers who are providing care and support to a friend or family member.

Catherine Cameron (Linking Lives Bedford)

Catherine Cameron (Linking Lives Bedford), 22 Foster Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8BU
At this moment in time we are just setting up and would prefer not to be listed. Our service is open to anyone aged 18 years or older who is feeling lonely or isolated. We use trained volunteers to visit you in your own home once a week. At the moment we only offer a telephone befriending service.

Chemists' Community Fund

Chemists' Community Fund, Royal Society Of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0WF
The Chemists' Community Fund (working name of the Royal Society of Chemistry Benevolent Fund) assists with grants for members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and their dependents who are in need.

Cheshire Community Development Trust (Buddying & Befriending Scheme)

Cheshire Community Development Trust, Waterside House, Navigation Road, Cheshire, CW8 1BE
All of our clients are referred via various different sources throughout Cheshire West and Cheshire East for example Wellbeing Co-ordinators, Social Prescribers, doctors, link workers, social Workers etc. Our Scheme is for anyone living in the area, aged over 50 9age criteria relaxed during Covid 19) who is experiencing loneliness or is feeling socially isolated or both, and aims to alleviate this by providing a volunteer Buddy or Befriender to spend time with on a social basis.

Chew Valley and Keynsham Befrienders

Chew Valley And Keynsham Befrienders, 17 Walton Crescent, Winford, BS40 8DD
Our volunteers visit people with mental health problems or those suffering with emotional distress

CLASP

Liz Docherty, CLASP, Community Led Action & Support Project, 140a Hayocks Road, Ayrshire, KA22 7PU
Clasp has been established as a community support project for 20 years.

Community Together CIC

Community Together CIC, 10 Leven Road, Belgrave, Staffordshire, B77 2TX
We are a non for profit Community Interest Company based in Tamworth. Website - www.communitytogethercic.org.uk We are operating a telephone contact befriending / check in service for people who are vulnerable and isolated. We offer over the phone support in the form of - Regular contact and chat with a friendly person Sign Posting to local services and activities Personal goal setting
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COVEY Befriending (Hamilton)

Rhoda Reid, COVEY Befriending (Hamilton), Regent House, 9 High Patrick Street, ML3 7JA
COVEY offers support to vulnerable young people, children and families aged 7-18 in South Lanarkshire. Support is also provided for parents and carers with individual and group support being given where necessary.

Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO

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

Crossroads Care Surrey

Crossroads Care Surrey, 121 Kingston Road, Surrey, KT22 7SU
Our amazing volunteers help us to support people across all areas of Surrey. Our telephone befriending service is incredibly valuable to people who are feeling lonely and isolated at home. A befriending call from a volunteer could last anything from 15 minutes to half an hour and will enable carers and people feeling lonely and isolated to benefit from friendly support, conversation, and someone to just check in on their wellbeing. All our volunteers are very friendly and are DBS and reference checked and have all been given training. Other Volunteer support we offer includes: Companionship in the Home - We spend a few hours a week with someone who may be isolated and feeling lonely. Community Support - We can Collect shopping and prescriptions for you if you are vulnerable.

Cyril Flint Volunteers

Alex Neil, Cyril Flint Volunteers, The Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, Greater Manchester, M41 9EH
Cyril Flint Befrienders matches trained befriending volunteers with isolated or lonely older people in the local community in Trafford and South Manchester. Our volunteers agree to befriend for a minimum of one hour per week, providing some regular company for those who sign up to our service.

Deaf Action (Sound Sense Befriending Service, Dundee)

Violeta Ilendo, Deaf Action, Deaf Action, Sangobeg House, Ground Floor, 4 Francis Street, Angus, DD3 8HH
Sound Sense offers a befriending service throughout Dundee to deaf people aged 16+ who are experiencing difficulties or isolation due to their deafness.

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.

Derby Central United Reformed Church (Networks Befriending Service)

Liz Schiff, Derby Central United Reformed Church, Derby Central URC, Becketwell Lane, Derby, DE1 1JW
We are a befriending service based in Derby offering home-based visits from trained volunteers.

Didsbury Good Neighbours

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

Alex Dickson, Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project, 19 Bank Street, DG1 2NX
Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project recruits, trains and supports adult volunteers to befriend vulnerable young people (8 - 18 years) on a one-to-one basis.

Dunblane Development Trust (Dementia Friendly Dunblane)

Dunblane Development Trust, Braeport Centre, Braeport, FK15OAT
Elderly people with dementia who are lonely and isolated.

East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action, Befriending Service

Anne McIlvain, East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action, Befriending Service, Units 4&5, 18-20 Townhead, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, G66 1NL
The aim of the service is to challenge loneliness and social isolation and to improve the quality of life of our clients throughout East Dunbartonshire.

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.

English National Ballet

English National Ballet, 41 Hopewell Square, E14 0SY
English National Ballet's (ENB) Dance for Parkinson's commenced in 2010 and supports people living with Parkinson's, helping to improve quality of life through involvement in dance and social cultural activities. English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson's Befriending Scheme is launching in London.

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 Voluntary Action (Kingdom Companions)

Fife Voluntary Action, Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Fife, KY6 2AQ
Kingdom Companions This project began in late 2013, developed as part of the Reshaping Care for Older People Change Fund it is a time-limited volunteer befriending programme for older people. During the Covid 19 pandemic the befriending project diversified into a telephone befriending project for anyone in Fife suffering from isolation or loneliness this is a short term project for the duration of the pandemic.

Fife Womens Aid

Kate McCormack, Fife Womens Aid, Suite 1, First Floor, Saltire House, Pentland Park, Fife, KY6 2AL
We offer several services across Fife to support women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse.

First Steps ED (Befriending)

First Steps ED, Woburn House, Vernon Gate, Derbyshire, DE1 1UL
Befriending provides support by creating a means of communication to discuss your difficulties in times of need. We also understand the difficulties a family member or friend goes through when a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, so befriending is open to carers too. Befriending at First Steps ED takes place via email, or over our Video Clinic. The objectives of the Befriending Project are:  To help befriendees form a rewarding relationship on the path to recovery  To support befriendees by providing a means of communication to discuss their difficulties in times of need  To provide a signposting service when alternative support may be beneficial  To provide a means of recognition when the befriendee has overcome a difficulty and taken a positive step[s]  To provide support to those caring for a loved one with an eating disorder

Foothold

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

friendship at home

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

FRow Friends

FRow Friends, The Community Centre, Hartfield Road, East Sussex, RH18 5DZ
FRow Friends is a community organisation run by volunteers to help bring our community together through friendship.

Getting Better Together

Christine McNally , Getting Better Together , Shotts Healthy Learning Centre, Kirk Road , North Lanarkshire, ML5 0HA
Shotts & Wishaw Friends Together supports older adults and carers over 55 yrs to actively engage with their community across Wishaw, Shotts and Airdrie Locality of North Lanarkshire. 1:1 Community Befriending Home Visiting Befriending Group Befriending Telephone Befriending Daily Well Being Calls.

Good Morning Service

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

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

Grand Union Housing Group (Health and Wellbeing)

Grand Union Housing Group, K2, Timbold Drive, Kents Hill, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6BZ
As a housing association, we setting up this serve for customers of any age who are isolated/lonely would benefit from a regular phone conversation.

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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Hands On Project (LEAP)

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

HEY Smile Foundation (CallER Collective)

HEY Smile Foundation, The Loft, Gosschalks, Dock Street, East Yorkshire, HU1 3AE
CallER Collective provides a telephone befriending service for people across the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Home Group

Home Group, 2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth, Tyne And Wear, NE12 8ET
The Volunteer Befriending service offers regular telephone call with one of our trained volunteers for somebody who may be lonely or isolated. Befriending can be a vital link between you and what is going on in the world.
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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 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.

Home-start Perth

Tania Greenhorn, Home-start Perth, Unit B11 Highland House, Unit B11, St Catherine's Road, ---------, PH1 5YA
Home-Start Perth is a Family Support Charity, working as part of the Home-Start network.

HUBB Support Group

DINAH BRYANT, HUBB Support Group, C/o HUBB 82 Shepherds Hill, Harold Wood, Essex, RM3 0NJ
HUBB is run by & for adults familiar with mental health problems, as an unregistered charity in London Boroughs of Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Our monthly Meetings are a safe place to share experiences, hear visiting Speakers & enjoy a buffet & raffle.

Humanity First UK

Humanity First UK, 27 Red Lion Business Park, Red Lion Road, Surrey, KT6 7QD
Whilst we have experience of delivering a variety of services in the UK, including supporting during floods, Grenfell tower fire, homeless food provision etc, we had to adapt very quickly during the covid crisis. Our Covid helpline has taken many referals from people requiring befriending. We use video facilities as well as face to face keeping in mind strict government guidance.

Include Me 2 Club SCIO (Include Me 2 Club -Buddy Up)

Include Me 2 Club SCIO, The Hub At James McGuire, 124 Main Street, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, G781SG
Include Me 2 Club SCIO - Buddy Up Project provides a service aimed at our members to focus our work on serving anyone with an additional support need, learning, physical disability, or mental health condition, suffering isolation or loneliness whatever their age.

individual Dawn Hayes

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

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind (Sight for Wight)

Isle Of Wight Society For The Blind, Millbrooke House, 137 Carisbrooke Road, NEWPORT, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1DD
A telephone befriending project for anyone on the Isle of Wight that is visually impaired.

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP Befriending)

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project, 38-40 High Street, Fife, KY1 1LU
Kingdom Abuse Survivor Project (KASP) is a registered Scottish charity and a company limited by guarantee with more than 25 years’ experience of providing services to women and men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Lead Scotland (Fife Befriending Adults)

Louise Andree, Lead Scotland, 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2AW
Lead Scotland’s Fife Befriending project is a service is for adults (16+) in Fife who feel isolated, lonely or disconnected, perhaps as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances. We are prioritising people who are most in need rather than people who are already linked with existing day services.

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

Janine Field, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, 311 Stonegate Road, West Yorkshire, LS17 6AZ
We support people to stay independent, active and lead fulfilling livesr.

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.

Link Age Southwark

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

LINK: Adolescent Befriending Project

Jane Maciver, LINK: Adolescent Befriending Project, 7 Bells Wynd, Fife, KY16 8SP
LINK Adolescent Befriending Project offers emotional, practical support and community integration to marginalised young people, aged 12-18 years, in East Fife, Levenmouth and Glenrothes who have become lonely or isolated due to mental health problems.

LINK: East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project

Senga Smith, LINK: East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project, 31 Peebles Drive, DD4 0TF
LINK: East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project is an adult befriending service for people with poor mental health, isolated within the community.

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.

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), Age UK Medway and other local voluntary & community sector (VCS) and statutory organisations to deliver and co-ordinate befriending support in Medway. Befriending can be defined as: an emotional, supportive, mutual relationship in which companionship is provided on a regular basis by a volunteer. Befriending is not: the carrying out of any personal care, housework, or other domestic tasks. Key Principles: • Progression – Individuals accessing support will be encouraged and supported to nurture their own social connections within their local community, empowering them to move on and even help befriend other local people. • Partnership Working –The pilot will connect and communicate with statutory, community and voluntary Partners and commissioned frontline staff (e.g. • Capitalise on Existing Assets – Operating on a principle of accessing existing community and commissioned assets in Medway where possible. There are four core elements to the project: 1. 2. 3. 4. Some important things you should know before making a referral to us: • The key criteria for being eligible for befriending support is that the person being referred is living in isolated circumstances or has little social contact. o For individuals aged 18 years and over o Priority given to those with a long term illness or who are Disabled o Targeted at those with limited/ no family or friends who visit them and/or who spend long periods of time alone. o Each referral will be considered on an individual basis and those not appropriate will be signposted to VCS & Wellbeing Navigators o Not suitable for complex cases e.g. o Aim is to be a short term intervention that is person centred so no defined time limit set however the ultimate aim is to discharge individual from services once connected within community. • All referrals for befriending support will be reviewed by MVA, who will arrange or signpost to appropriate befriending support. • If you know someone who might benefit from the befriending support we offer, then this form can be completed by any of the following: o A relative, friend, health & social care or any other support worker – in this situation, the person being referred must be aware of, and have agreed, to the referral; or o An individual wishing to refer themselves to the befriending scheme Should you require further information or help completing the referral or wish to discuss a case before referring please contact our Befriending Programme Officer on 01634 564939 or email at befriending@mva.org.uk. We welcome any comments, observations or suggestions; please email these to the email above.

Mental Health Matters Wales (MHM Wales)

Mental Health Matters Wales, Union Offices, Quarella Road, Bridgend, CF31 1JW
The ‘Moving On’ Befriending & Mentoring Project is delivered by Mental Health Matters Wales and New Horizons. We are currently providing Telephone Befriending and online Befriending groups to help to reduce isolation and loneliness. Mobile Number: 07966 632709 Email: michelle.williams@mhmwales.org

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

Middlesbrough And Stockton Mind, 90-92 Lothian Road, TS42QX
Our service offers telephone befriending for adults living in the areas of Middlesbrough and Stockton. The service is here for people who are feeling isolated and lonely. If you would like to have a weekly telephone call with someone who you can talk with about things that interest you, to have a bit of company and a friendly person to chat with then you can get in touch with us. The service is delivered by trained volunteers.

Mind in Bradford

Mind In Bradford, Mind In Bradford, Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, West Yorkshire, BD1 4QU
Community Companions is a project to tackle social isolation, loneliness and depression in the over-55s. Community Companions are volunteers who will visit/ call you, spend quality time with you and help you find any local/ virtual activities or extra support you may need. It currently runs in Central Bradford and Baildon. Being housebound and other factors such as poor mobility, hearing and vision problems can lead to loneliness and depression, which reduces quality of life. Social isolation can lead to people losing interest or pleasure in doing things; feelings of guilt or low self-worth; disturbed sleep or appetite; low energy and poor concentration. Mind in Bradford is running the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG and Muslim Health Service.

Mind in Harrogate District

Mind In Harrogate District, The Acorn Centre, 101a Station Parade, North Yorkshire, HG1 1HB
This service offers the opportunity to meet with a volunteer befriender on a regular basis for walks, a café visit or a shopping trip. The first session will be a supervised meet and greet to ensure that both parties are comfortable with one another. Human companionship is important for maintaining positive mental health so if you need a little support, our Befriending Service could be for you.

Monifieth Befrienders

Lindsey Le Grice, Monifieth Befrienders, The Health Centre, Victoria Street, Angus, DD5 4LX
Monifieth Befrienders offers a free befriending service for socially isolated older people, and recently bereaved people of any age, living in Monifieth.

Morden College

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

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.

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.

New Way

New Way, 7/9, Colquhoun Street, Argyll & Bute, G84 8AN
New Way provides peer befriending services for people in difficulty with their own or another persons use of alcohol and other drugs.

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.

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.

Nurture the Borders C. I. c

Nurture The Borders C. I. C, The Village, Unit 6 Tweed Mill, Duunsdale Road, Scottish Borders, TD7 5DZ
Perinatal Mum befriending

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.

Operation Community

Operation Community, The New Apton Centre, 22a Apton Road, Hertfordshire, CM23 3SN
Our organisation offers two types of befriending service. Telephone befriending Telephone befriending is available to anyone looking for a way to reconnect with the outside world because we know having a chat really can make a world of difference. Bubble befriending As with telephone befriending, this service is available for those who have no local support system, which will allow us to match you to someone local to you who can 'bubble' with you to offer a couple of hours of support in your home each week.

oxleas nhs foundation trust (befriending service)

Oxleas Nhs Foundation Trust, Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, London, SE18 3RG
We will be looking to befriend adult and elderly mental health patients once they have been discharged from our wards

Pam Spicer (Pam Spicer)

Pam Spicer, 2 Greys Manor, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2EU
I am the Outreach Officer for a small charity in South Norfolk.
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People Know How (Positive Transitions and Reconnect)

Glenn Liddall , People Know How, 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2FF
CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT: We have adapted our services to offer befriending online and via telephone. 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 matching process is very thorough, as the most important part of this service is for the young person and our volunteers to connect. - 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 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. The service is comprised of a range of projects that address wellbeing.

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.

Public Voice

Public Voice, Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach, The Chilterns, Haringey, N15 4RX
Public Voice is a not for profit CIC which delivers a range of services in Haringey and other parts of London.

Quarriers Volunteer Centre

Louise McGinty, Quarriers Volunteer Centre, Quarriers Head Office, Quarriers Village, Bridge Of Weir, Scotland, PA11 3SX
Giving people both support and independence is one of the things that makes Quarriers so special. We give independence to people with a disability and breathing space to families under pressure.

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

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

Rannoch Community Trust

Rannoch Community Trust, Bunrannoch Place, Camusaine, Tayside, PH16 5PZ
We support people of all ages who are socially isolated or feeling lonely.

Raploch Community Partnership

Raploch Community Partnership, Raploch Community Campus, Drip Road, Stirlingshire, FK8 1RD
Volunteers Befriending project is a new befriending service which has been set up by Raploch Community Partnership, to support people in the community who experience difficulties. Raploch Community Partnership are an award winning community regeneration project delivering in priority areas in Stirling. The Volunteers Befriending project specifically works with individuals who may feel socially isolated and lonely or need facilitative support with active citizenship. It provides practical and social support on a one to one basis tailored to meet individual needs Aim: • To improve the social and mental wellbeing of people in their own environments, through tailored ‘purposeful friendship’ interactions. Objectives: • Reduce isolation and loneliness • Encourage access to community services • Increase capacity to cope with problems of daily living – resilience? • Meet a variety of other client led objectives.

Reach Out Hertfordshire - North Herts Centre for Voluntary Services (NHCVS)

Reach Out Hertfordshire - North Herts Centre For Voluntary Services (NHCVS), Unit 30, Campus Five, Third Avenue, Hertfordshire, SG6 2JF
Reach Out is a project that aims to reduce loneliness in those who have recently been discharged from hospital, by linking them up with a volunteer in their neighbourhood who can offer companionship and practical support to help them to feel less lonely and isolated.

Reading Voluntary Action

Rachel Spencer, Reading Voluntary Action, Third Floor, Reading Central Library, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
Ready Friends is a project run by Reading Voluntary Action to support and encourage befriending in Reading. - promoting existing befriending, buddying and 'friendship' schemes - recruiting volunteers interested in befriending and supporting them to find a suitable role - holding quarterly Befriending Forums where partners, stakeholders and funders can share ideas and best practice - and develop new initiatives. - providing and online and hard copy toolkit to inspire and equip local people to take action on loneliness and social isolation in their community, neighbourhood, street, and with friends and family Ready Friends is funded by The Earley Charity.
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Redbridge Befriending Project (East London)

Martina Chana, Redbridge Befriending Project (East London), Redbridge Concern For Mental Health, 98-100 Ilford Lane, Essex, IG1 2LD
Redbridge Befriending Project. Volunteers do not need experience but a willingness to learn and an interest in mental health however it is a necessity to have a non judgemental attitude, patience and reliability. This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to embark on a career in Psychology or Health and Social Care field

Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service

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

Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Renfrewshire Carers Centre, Renfrewshire Carers Centre, Unit 55 Embroidery Mill Abbey Mill Business Centre, Renfrewshire, PA1 1TJ
Renfrewshire Carers Centre is a one stop shop for unpaid Carers living in Renfrewshire.

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.

ScotsCare (Blether Buddy Befriending Service)

Louise Davies, ScotsCare, 22 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AJ
We are a modern 21st century organisation with a 400 year-old history of helping out Scots, and the children of Scots, in London. And we’re finding that the need for our support has never been greater. We offer help with job seeking, housing, health, drugs and alcohol, counselling, debt and advocacy advice and services. Our services are available to Scots living within a 35 mile radius of Charing Cross.
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SeAscape Ltd

Jim Montgomery, SeAscape Ltd, SeAscape, 10 - 12 Arthur Street, Ayrshire, KA7 1QJ
SeAscape provide a tenancy support service and rent deposit guarantee scheme as well as befriending in South Ayrshire. Our aim at SeAscape Befriending is to offer a service for everyone aged 16 and above who feels they could either benefit or contribute their time and effort towards preventing loneliness and social isolation, in our community. Through befriending we also hope to help our most vulnerable befriendees feel safe and secure in their homes; settled and happier in their lives and through this, prevent repeat homelessness.

Share Community

Share Community, Share Community Ltd, 64 Altenburg Gardens, SW11 1JL
We provide a befriending service for adults with learning disabilities and autism in South West London
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Shetland Befriending Scheme

Lynn Tulloch, Shetland Befriending Scheme, Market House, 14 Market Street, Shetland, ZE1 0JP
Shetland Befriending Scheme offers befriending on a 1:1 basis to children from aged 7 years, young people and adults aged 16+ years who need support to engage in the community in a positive capacity.

Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate Community Group (Gateway Hub)

Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate Community Group, Gateway Hub, Gardener Road, Fishersgate, West Sussex, BN41 1PU
Covid led to a new understading of just how lonely people were in Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate.

Silver Cord (Silver Cord)

Silver Cord, Hope Christian Centre Stalybridge Road, Hyde, SK14 6NF
Local churches working in partnership to address issues of isolation and loneliness in the borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester.

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.

South Ayrshire Befriending Project

South Ayrshire Befriending Project, 4a Citadel Place, KA7 1JN
South Ayrshire Befriending Project (SABP) is a small, independent, registered charity. Young people are supported by our Befriender Volunteers on a one to one basis meeting up for a few hours every two weeks. Our aim is to reduce the social isolation of the young person, increase their confidence and self esteem and to ensure they are included and feel valued.

South Derbyshire CVS

Kerrie Fletcher, South Derbyshire CVS, 46-48 Grove Street, Derbyshire, DE11 9DD
South Derbyshire CVS runs a befriending service called Connect Befriending which covers the South Derbyshire area and is for any vulnerable adult.

St 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.

Stanley Development Trust (Care & Wellbeing Project - Befriending Service)

Laura Baird, Stanley Development Trust, Cairnsmore, The Square, Perthshire, PH1 4LT
Stanley Development Trust - our purpose is to improve the quality of life and the environment of the village of Stanley and its surrounding rural area. Part of our Care & Wellbeing Project, the befriending service aims to provide social support to people and families who are challenged by illness, disability, advancing years, or crisis and those at risk of social isolation and loneliness, including individuals whose lifestyle or conduct gives rise to problems for themselves or others. It is a free service and is available to people living in the village of Stanley and the surrounding rural area. Our volunteer befrienders are trained for the role and they are members of the PVG Scheme.

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder, Sue Ryder, 183 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BU
Better Together - Connecting People in the Community. Whether it's over the telephone, by video call, out in the garden, or sat on the sofa, our Better Together Volunteers share their time and companionship to help people with life-limiting conditions live the best lives they possibly can at home or in the community.
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Sycamore Families

Kerry Anne Duffin, Sycamore Families, Aberlour, West Bridge Mill, Bridge Street, Fife, KY1 1TE
A residential and fostering child care resource.

Tandem

Prue Sykes, Tandem, The Michael Young Building, Restore, Manzil Way, Cowley Road, Oxon, OX4 1YH
An independent charity offering befriending partnerships to people recovering from a period of mental ill-health in Oxford City.

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 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

The Living Well Project (The Living Well Project Befriending Service)

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

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

The Princess Project (Mum2Mum)

The Princess Project, The Princess Project, Christ Church, Wallis Avenue, Kent, ME15 9JW
Mum2Mum matches young mums (aged 16-30) in need of support with a trained volunteer befriender (all mums themselves).

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.

The Widows Empowerment Trust

The Widows Empowerment Trust, Bizspace Business Park, Wilsons House, Lancashire, M40 8WN
We provide support for widows across Greater Manchester that are feeling lonely and Isolated to develop greater resilience and wellbeing . we provide 6month befriending and it will review after 6month. we support newly bereaved and other widows

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare

Annabella Dudziec, The Wimbledon Guild Of Social Welfare, 30/32 Worple Road, SW20 8QQ
COMMUNICATION & COMMUNITY We work throughout the London Borough of Merton with some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated members of our community.

TLC SCIO (TLC Befriending Project)

TLC SCIO, The Hub Conference Centre, 18 Palmerston Road, Union Square South, Aberdeen City, AB11 5QN
Our befriending service is there for people who are experiencing feelings of loneliness & Isolation. Our befrienders seek to get to know you by spending quality time chatting over a cup of tea or coffee or/and taking part in activities that may help you to build confidence, resilience, and connectedness to the community around you.

Tonic Health (Safe Places)

Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Lincolnshire, PE11 2AF
Tonic Health is a community health and wellbeing charity based in Spalding, South Lincolnshire.

TRIP Community Transport (TRIP Befriending)

TRIP Community Transport, 29-31 New Street, Devon, EX14 1HA
TRIP runs a Befriending scheme in Honiton (East Devon) and surrounding villages.

Trust Befriending - Inverclyde Community Development Trust

Karen Wilkie, Trust Befriending - Inverclyde Community Development Trust, 7 1/2 John Wood Street, Inverclyde , PA14 5HU
Trust Befriending Inverclyde offers volunteer delivered social support to vulnerable adults with community care needs over the age of 18 in Inverclyde

Turning Tides (Turning Tides' Mentoring & Befriending Team)

Turning Tides, Turning Tides, Town Hall, Chapel Road, West Sussex, BN11 1HA
Turning Tides’ mission is to end local homelessness. The mentoring and befriending team aims to promote community inclusion therefore reducing social isolation and institutionalisation within our client group. The team will provide community engagement as well as providing our clients with time to talk and support to access local community groups. We will offer a tailored programme to meet the needs of each individual. What a befriender can offer • companionship and support in help with linking into local activities, e.g. • company and support in attending doctor or hospital appointments • help in dealing with the local housing or social services department • support in developing independent living skills, e.g. • help in setting personal goals or objectives and working towards them.

Unboxed

Unboxed, 43, Lonsdale Drive, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6LS
Unboxed is about connecting people to nature to improve their mental wellbeing. Activities run by unboxed will bring people together in the hope that social networks will be established to support people with poor mental health.

Volunteer Action

Volunteer Action, Fletton House, Fletton Way, Oundle, PE8 4JA
If you are feeling lonely or isolated, we can send a friendly face 2 or 3 times a month for a chat in your own home.

Volunteer Centre East Lothian (Engage Befriending)

Laura Craig, 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 Edinburgh

Volunteer Edinburgh, Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ
Volunteer Edinburgh provides a range of Befriending services.

Volunteering Matters (North Lanarkshire Befriending Project)

Volunteering Matters, Unit 18, Enterprise House, Dalziel Street, Scotland, ML1 1PJ
North Lanarkshire Befriending Project has been working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council since 1999, providing a befriending service to young people aged 8-18 in the local area. Please note that referrals for our service must come through North Lanarkshire Council Social Services.

Volunteers Network CIC

Volunteers Network CIC, 4 Marine Close, East Sussex, BN24 6RD
Volunteers Network Befriending Service offers a weekly phone call to anyone feeling lonely or isolated, at a time and day mutually agreed between the volunteer and matched friend.

Warrington Voluntary Action (WVA)

Warrington Voluntary Action, The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Cheshire, WA1 1SR
Good Neighbour Helping people remain independent in their homes and communities, by enabling people to do as much for themselves as possible through the support of volunteers. Focusing on people who would benefit from level support or befriending due to social isolation, experiencing social anxiety and who are pre-crisis and pre-frailty. It is expected that the beneficiaries of the project will be predominantly, but not exclusively, older people.

Watford and Three Rivers Trust (Neighbours Together, My Wellbeing, Getting Together, Watford CVS, Slice of Happiness)

Watford And Three Rivers Trust, Holywell Community Centre, Chaffinch Lane, Hertfordshire, WD18 9QD
Watford & Three Rivers Trust has been at the heart of community activity since 1974 and has played a significant part in the development of local voluntary services. Our vision : W3RT’s vision is of a community in which people are connected, informed and take responsibility for the wellbeing of themselves and others. Our purpose : To encourage and support people to be active in their communities for the wellbeing of themselves and others.​ To help older and vulnerable people to build social networks and design and secure services appropriate to their needs. To ensure that our community benefits from voluntary organisations that are welcoming, effective, sustainable and accountable.

Wednesday's Child

Wednesday's Child, Unit 10 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton Park, Suffolk, IP12 1QT
Wednesday's Child provides support for those suffering from, affected by, or seeking understanding of, eating disorders. We provide befriending to those battling the illness, but also partners, parents and educators.

Wellspring Church (Wellspring Wellness)

Wellspring Church, Wellspring Church Centre, 1 Wellspring Way, Hertfordshire, WD17 2AH
The aim of our befriending scheme is to agree with the client a range of beneficial activities to reduce social isolation.
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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.

Wirral Mind

Kate Russell, Wirral Mind, St Catherines Health Centre, Church Road, Tranmere, Wirral, CH42 0LQ
The befriending service exists to support adults aged from 18 to 65 years living within the Wirral who are experiencing or have experienced mental health problems.

Y Dref Werdd

Y Dref Werdd, Y Dref Werdd, 5 High Street, Gwynedd, LL41 3AE
We team up volunteers with individuals who'd like to use our services , to help tackle loneliness in our communities. This can be over the phone or by doing outdoor socially distant activities e.g.
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Young Person's Befriending Service

Jean Inglis, Young Person's Befriending Service, Volunteer Glasgow, Abbey House, 10 Bothwell St, 1st Floor, G2 6LU
YPBS provides a high quality service to young people aged 8-18 who are coping with difficult circumstances in their lives.