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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.

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

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

Active and In Touch Frome

Active And In Touch Frome, Frome Town Hall, Christchurch Street West, Somerset, BA11 1EB
Feelings of loneliness & isolation can be difficult to deal with. Need a little company? people of all ages over 18 who are isolated and lonely. Once you have got in touch, our volunteer coordinator will arrange to see you, to discuss your needs, interests and understand a bit more about your circumstances. All befriending volunteers are carefully matched to members with similar hobbies and interests.

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 York Community Befriending Service

Julie Carter, Age UK York Community Befriending Service, St Edmund's House, Margaret Street, North Yorkshire, YO10 4UX
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, 5 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) Outreach & Wellbeing Team 6)Uniform & Baby Bank 7) Social Prescribing 8) 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.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Services

Alzheimer's And Dementia Support Services, Safeharbour Memory Wellbeing Centre, Coldharbour Road, Kent, DA11 8AE
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services are Kent’s biggest independent charity dedicated to providing support to people affected by dementia. We are the local specialist dementia service and we empower people affected by dementia to carry on their chosen lifestyle. People affected by dementia are at the heart of everything we do and are encouraged to be involved with our services, at all levels, enabling us to offer unique and bespoke support. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services is a local charity which allows us to focus our support carefully to the needs of the local community and each and every person we support.

Amba Care Solutions CIC (AmbaCare Solutions)

Amba Care Solutions CIC, Dovehouse Farm, Shawbury Lane, Shustoke Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire, B46 2RR
AmbaCare Solutions is a health and wellbeing social enterprise (voluntary organisation) based in the West Midlands, working across the UK, delivering projects which support people to optimise their wellbeing. Our projects help people to deal with the challenges in all aspects of their life. All our volunteers receive full training and support to enable them to carry out their Buddy role effectively. Your Buddy will either have lived experience of dementia or will be someone who has a desire to improve the lives of people living with dementia and/or their carers. They will provide you with the information, support and motivation that you need to enable you to make the best of your experience of living with dementia. You, and/or your family, will be able to agree with your Buddy the kind of support you want which can be assisting with activities to help with your memory and thinking; it might be doing puzzles, playing dominoes, looking at old photos, listening to music, helping you cook a favourite meal – whatever works best for you. To find out more … Contact Ruth Chauhan Dementia/Health & Wellbeing Specialist m.

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.

Ayrshire Independent Living Network

Ayrshire Independent Living Network, The Michael Lynch Centre, 71 Princes Street, North Ayrshire, KA22 8DG
We are a free information and advice service around Self-Directed Support.

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, 100 Prince Of Wales Drive, Battersea, Greater London, SW11 4BD
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

Katrina Barber, Be Free Young Carers, Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
Be Free YC supports young carers aged between 8-18 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, Boundary House, Boston Road, W7 2QE
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

Arlene Colewell, Befrienders: Argyll And Bute, PO Box 9576, Argyll, PA31 9BB
Befrienders SCIO provides emotional and social support to children and young people aged 6-18 living in Argyll and Bute.

Befriending Lewis

Tina Macleod, Befriending Lewis, 30 Francis Street, Isle Of Lewis, HS1 2ND
Befriending Lewis & Harris works on the ground level to directly tackle isolation and loneliness in the lives of people living in Lewis and Harris.

Befriending Partnership at Changes (Musselburgh)

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

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 city. 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.

Brighter Living Partnership

Brighter Living Partnership, Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, Merseyside, PR86HQ
Brighter Living Partnership are a health and wellbeing charity based in Southport, Merseyside. If you are looking for somebody to regularly call you to provide friendship and support then our service may be suitable for you.

Buckinghamshire Disability Services (BuDDies)

Buckinghamshire Disability Services, 33 Sullivan Crescent, Browns Wood, BKM, MK7 8DW
Buddies is a free, confidential service for disabled adults living in Buckinghamshire, who may be feeling lonely or isolated.

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 we do not accept self-referrals. Building Futures Together (BFT) Regal Court Slough Telephone 01753 555650 Email bftenquiry@gmail.com
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CACE

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

Cancer Support Scotland (Wellbeing service)

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

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 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.

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.

Clacks Friendship Service

Clacks Friendship Service, 25 Walton Crescent, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7HU
Clacks Friendship service is for anyone who is needing an extra pair of hands, either to assist with practical tasks or to provide companionship. Some of the practical aspects of day to day may include; - Food Shopping and meal preparation - Light housework duties - assisting with household administration - Companionship - Chaperone services to attend appointments Improving lives together, spreading Compassion, Kindness and a little Joy.

CLASP (Hope project)

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.

Communities Together East Anglia (BeAFriend)

Communities Together East Anglia, Red Gables, Ipswich Road, Suffolk, IP14 1BE
Communities Together East Anglia (registered charity 1004198, formerly BSEVC) consists of three domains; Later life community, Connecting Communities and Suffolk Carers Matter The charity has been supporting communities in Suffolk for over 35 years, firstly as Bury St Edmunds Voluntary Centre, as a community transport service and in more recent years through support and wellbeing activities for family carers and those living with mental health challenges. Over 10% of people aged 65+ say that they are ‘often or always lonely’ sometimes with a month or more of no proper conversation. Our aim is to unite people within their communities to support each other through engagement and communication - this could be via our BeAFriend service available 7 days a week.

Community Barnet, Young People Thrive (Young People Thrive)

Community Barnet, Young People Thrive, Empire Way, , Wembley , HA9 0RJ

Community Care and Wellbeing Service

Community Care And Wellbeing Service, 62 Whitchurch Road, Cathays, South Glamorgan, CF14 3LX
CCAWS is a mental health and wellbeing charity that delivers support services across Cardiff's diverse communities.

Community Links SW CIC

Community Links SW CIC, Community Centre, Mill Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1PW
We are aiming to reduce loneliness and isolation in people of all ages, by: - Providing one to one befriending in person or by telephone - Running a weekly coffee group - Working with Devon Carers on A Time for You, a sitting service that provides respite for carers. - Offering Cognitive Stimulation Therapy a NICE approved talking therapy for people affected by mild to moderate dementia. All our volunteers are recruited safely, DBS checked, trained and have regular support and supervision.

Community Solutions North West

Community Solutions North West, Elmfield Hall, Gatty Park, Hyndburn Road, Lancashire, BB5 4AA
We offer various forms of mentoring and befriending through home visits, telephone support and group activities.
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Community Together CIC

Community Together CIC, Office Number 8 Tamworth Business Enterprise Centre, Corporation Street, Staffordshire, B79 7DN
Community Together CIC is a non for profit organisation providing a holistic set of services specialising in - Providing a 7 Day per week Telephone Support Service Befriending - Telephone, Face to Face and Home Visits Form Filling one to one Support Meals on Wheels Hospital Discharge and Avoidance Support Stay Well Clinics Unemployment Support Delivering activities that support peoples mental health and wellbeing OUR AIMS “To enhance the lives of individuals, families and communities using early intervention to support them to GROW WELL; LIVE WELL; AGE WELL OUR PRIORITIES The following list is not in order of priority: • MENTAL WELLBEING • FOOD & FUEL POVERTY • SOCIAL ISOLATION & MOBILITY • ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEERING & RAISING ASPIRATIONS • HOMELESSNESS & HOUSING MATTERS • HEALTH & SOCIAL PRESSURES NB: The list of priority areas of focus for CTCIC is not exhaustive. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY All current and planned services, projects and initiatives cover this spectrum of need however, any new or emerging issues will be evaluated on the basis of need and available resources. OUR OBJECTIVES In accordance with the adopted AIM and with a focus upon the current list of PRIORITIES, Community Together CIC will seek to: • Develop our existing knowledge and understanding of local need. • Work collaboratively with organisations and partners across all sectors. • Work with local communities to establish the changing needs of those communities • Deliver, facilitate and enable targeted and meaningful services. • Ensure that all staff and volunteers are appropriately qualified/trained. • Continue to work towards tackling Social and Health inequalities across all areas of operations. • To identify and coproduce practical solutions to issues preventing individuals and families from leading independent lives;
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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.

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

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 / Online befriending service)

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

Deaf Action (Online Befriending Service)

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

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.

Disability Positive (Counselling and Befriending Service)

Disability Positive, Disability Positive, Sension House, Denton Drive, Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW97LU
We are providing a befriending service for people with lived expeience of disability and long term health conditions throughout Cheshire that access our other services.

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 and Southeast Asian Scotland (Community Interest Company)

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

East Elloe Good Neighbour Scheme (Befriending Service)

East Elloe Good Neighbour Scheme, The Vicarage, Long Sutton, Lincs, PE12 9JJ
We offer a bespoke befriending service for the residents of the East Elloe area in Lincolnshire.

Edinburgh Garden Partners

Debs Hahn, Edinburgh Garden Partners, First Floor, 160 Causewayside, Lothian, EH9 1PR
We are a community organisation active across Edinburgh. We aim to strengthen communities by creating relationships between people who want a space to grow and those who have garden space to share. We connect people of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds to build a shared gardening movement through the exchange of skills, knowledge, and life experience.

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.
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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 befriending. Living with epilepsy is challenging.

FACEYOUTH (FACEYOUTH BEFRIENDING)

FACEYOUTH, FACEYOUTH CENTER, CRAIGSHAW ROAD, WEST TULLOS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, AB12 3AP
In response to the devastating effects of loneliness and isolation on people's physical, emotional, and mental health, that the pandemic has only exacerbated, FACEYOUTH befriending services was established to support isolated young people (5-16 years ) in the Grampian area who are experiencing feelings of loneliness & isolation, taking into consideration individual need such as, language barriers for those from minority ethnic group.

Families affected by Murder and Suicide (Fams)

Families Affected By Murder And Suicide, 352 Orbiston Street, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, ML1 1QW
Families affected by murder and suicide

Fife Voluntary Action (Kingdom Companions)

Fife Voluntary Action, Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Fife, KY6 2AQ
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 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 SCIO

Fresh Community Wellness SCIO, 41 Northsea Court, Seaton, Aberdeenshire, AB24 1WG
FRESH Community Wellness SCIO 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. Meeting outdoors gives everyone the space for some fresh air and light exercise. We also have indoor options, for crafts and in our community garden a hub/ base too. 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 & we have residents assisting us too. Whatever kind of person you are, and whatever interests you, you are bound to meet someone who clicks with you. We are proud to have volunteers and committee members with lived experience, and support some with living experience. 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.

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 Befriending

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

Catherine Carson, 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.

GL11 Community Hub

GL11 Community Hub, GL11 Community Hub, Fairmead, Gloucestershire, GL11 5JS
We’re looking to create genuine, long-lasting friendships to help prevent loneliness and isolation.

Glasgow Association for Mental Health

Glasgow Association For Mental Health, St Andrews By The Green, 33 Turnbull Street, G1 5PR
GAMH Befriending service provides social support to people who have become isolated as a result of mental health difficulties.

Good Morning Service

Nicky Thomson, Good Morning Service, Flemington House, 110 FLemington St, Scotland, G21 4BF
Good Morning Service provide social, emotional and practical support to 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.

Harrogate and District Community Action (HADCA) (Ripon and Rural Befriending Service)

Harrogate And District Community Action (HADCA), Community House, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, N Yorkshire, HG4 1LE
Our volunteer befrienders offer regular social visits, providing you with company and a friendly listening ear.

Health All Round

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

Healthy Minds (Like Minds)

Healthy Minds, 1 King Street, West Yorkshire, HX1 1SR
Like Minds is a service for anyone who feels they would like to speak to someone who really understands mental health issues.

Hesketh Bank and Tarleton Helpers (n/a)

Hesketh Bank And Tarleton Helpers, The Rectory, 1, Silverdale, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire, PR4 6RZ
We are a small charity operating in and around the villages of Tarleton and Hesketh Bank in West Lancashire.

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 in Hull and 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 East Lothian

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

Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh

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

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.

Horsham District Befriends

Lucy Hargreaves, Horsham District Befriends, Lucy Hargreaves, Project Manager - Horsham District Befriends, Horsham District Council, Parkside, West Sussex, RH12 1RL
Volunteer befrienders working with Social Prescribers to help clients into services.

HSTAR Scotland SCIO

HSTAR Scotland SCIO, 36-40 COWANE STREET, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8 1JR
HSTAR Scotland is a voluntary led and community-based organisation managed by a diverse professional volunteer teams with diverse community development expertise. The organization has the following objectives:  To advance health and wellbeing through the provision of responsive multicultural-multilingual counselling and therapy support for women (including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants) who are affected by abuse and trauma, and through promoting mental health care awareness, delivering focused training and volunteering initiatives, physical and mental wellbeing support programmes.  To advance education through offering informative activities, training opportunities and lobbying initiatives in relation to mental health, abuse, and trauma: empowering engagement and participation programs for women and stakeholders regarding abuse, trauma, and mental health awareness.  To prevent and relief of suffering for women affected by abuse and trauma at any level through initiating and facilitating care provision, confidence building and empowerment activities, offering guidance, assistance, and responsive support programs.  To promote equality and diversity through celebration of cultural heritage and inclusion in multicultural Scotland and provide empowerment and capacity building support as a means of tackling isolation and promoting integration and active citizenship.

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.

HUTS Workshop

HUTS Workshop, Teifi Terrace, Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion, SA38 9ED
The Befriending service enables HUTS to reach a wider range of people with mental health problems across West Wales, including younger people. It also enables HUTS to provide additional support to people who are using the service when they face a crisis or need enhanced support. The service would work in partnership with voluntary and statutory organisations. The project will enable HUTS to provide a service which is focused on recovery, enabling people to live a whole life reflecting individual needs and aspirations.

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.

Inspiring Scotland - intandem (intandem)

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

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.

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.
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Kincardine & Deeside Befriending

Cherry Lawson, Kincardine & Deeside Befriending, 8 Robert Street, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2DN
Kincardine & Deeside Befriending recruits, trains and supports volunteer befrienders who are matched with isolated older people (55+) to provide social contact.

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP Befriending)

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project, 182a Esplanade, Fife, KY1 1RE
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.

Lambeth and Southwark Mind

Lambeth And Southwark Mind, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, SW9 8DJ
Lambeth & Southwark Mind provides a friendly, safe and confidential telephone befriending service.

Lead Scotland (Fife Befriending Adults)

Eloise Slaven, Lead Scotland, 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2FF
Lead Scotland’s Fife Befriending project is a service 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.

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.

Link Age Southwark

Melissa & Lucilla, 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.
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Linknet Mentoring Limited (Befriending)

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

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.

Love Woburn Sands CIO (Community Smiles)

Love Woburn Sands CIO, The Methodist Church, High Street, Woburn Sands, MK17 8RH
We plan to recruit and train volunteers to provide a befriending support service to Woburn Sands, Woburn, Aspley Guise, Aspley Heath, Battlesden, Eversholt, Husborne Crawley, Milton Bryan and Ridgmont.

Manchester Settlement (Open Door Befriending Service)

Manchester Settlement, 1323-1330 Ashton Old Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 1JG
We provide a 30-minute telephone call on a weekly basis for anyone who feels lonely or isolated and living in Manchester.

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.

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

Middlesbrough And Stockton Mind, 90-92 Lothian Road, TS42QX
Our service offers telephone befriending for adults aged 50+ living in Middlesbrough. 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 are trained volunteers who telephone or visit adults in their own homes or in the local community to support their mental wellbeing and help them access local services. The project aims to improve the mental health of individuals aged 18+ or over who are experiencing loneliness, social isolation or depression. Currently running in Baildon (BD17) Central Bradford (BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8, BD9) Mind in Bradford runs the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG.

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)

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

MS Society Cymru

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

New Mills & District Volunteer Centre

New Mills & District Volunteer Centre, 33-35 Union Road, New Mills, Derbyshire, SK22 3EL
Our Befriending Service is aimed at people who are feeling lonely or socially isolated people and who live in New Mills and the surrounding areas in High Peak.

New Way (SC050014)

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.

NHS Fife

NHS Fife, NHS Fife Volunteering Service, Patient Relations Department, Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Fife, KY2 5AH
NHS Fife provides healthcare services to over 370000 people in Fife.... We have a well established volunteering role with our heart buddies, whose purpose is to offer support to patients who have been identified/referred by a cardiac specialist nurse.

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.

North Coast Connection

North Coast Connection, North Coast Connection, The Kyle Centre, Lairg, Highland, IV27 4XA
North Coast Helping Hands is a volunteer befriending service providing support and companionship either by telephone or in a person's own home.

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.

Nurture the Borders

Nurture The Borders, The Village, Unit 6 Tweed Mill, Duunsdale Road, Scottish Borders, TD7 5DZ
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Opening Doors (LGBTQ+ Befriending Service)

Opening Doors, Opening Doors, Unit 4.1b, Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
Our Befriending Service is for LGBTQ+ people over 50. Life can be lonely sometimes – everybody has experienced feeling alone at some point in their lives. Befriending matches you with a volunteer Befriender for regular social contact, with contact every week or fortnight. - go along to social groups and community activities - go to exhibitions or events - have a cup of tea and a chat in your home - friendly telephone call each week on a scheduled day and time
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Orkney Befriending Service

Kasia Gorzkowska , Orkney Befriending Service, Voluntary Action Orkney, 6 Bridge Street, Orkney, KW15 1HR
Orkney Befriending Service offers 1:1 relationships to keep older people from 60 years upwards remain in their own homes independently for longer.

ORKNEY BLIDE TRUST

Rosalind Spence, ORKNEY BLIDE TRUST, LAURA GRIMOND HOUSE, 54 VICTORIA STREET, ORKNEY, KW15 1DN
Orkney Blide Trust is a charity providing drop-in, housing support and befriending services for adults whose lives are affected by mental illness.

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

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

Prestonfield & District Neighbourhood Workers Project

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

Q1 Foundation (The Hub) (Hub Buddies Befriending Scheme)

Q1 Foundation (The Hub), The Hub, 8 The Arcade, High Street, Berkshire, RG8 9AY
The Hub is a community connector, that offers the Hub Buddies befriending scheme to residents of Goring, Streatley and South Stoke, who are lonely or socially isolated.

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 (Check in and Chat)

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

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
Ray of Light Cancer Support provides free social and emotional support to patients, carers, friends and families affected by cancer

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

Reach Out Hertfordshire - North Herts Centre For Voluntary Services (NHCVS), 2 Walsworth Road, Hertfordshire, SG4 9SP
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.

Relationship Circle

Relationship Circle, 68 Shenfield Place, Essex, CM15 9AH
Relationship Circle is a Community Interest Company (CIC) organisation with the aim of bringing women together to learn how to support each other during challenging times when they experience relationship problems/crisis with partners/spouses or family members at home. This group will offer individuals a safe space to share feelings and experience with one another via attending a virtual cafe or online free confidential individual tearoom conversations with the Relationship Circle mentor for up to 30 minutes for a series of 6 sessions on a weekly basis. Mentors who are recruited to become volunteers will be provided online training before they take on the role of the mentor.

Rowan Alba Ltd (Community Alcohol Related Damage Service)

Rowan Alba Ltd, 89 - 95 Fountainbridge, EH3 9PU
We work with people who are lonely and isolated and many of the people who use our service have a problematic relationship with alcohol.

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.

Safety Net (UK)

Safety Net (UK), 1 Fisher Street, Cumbria, CA3 8RR
If you have been affected by rape, exploitation, sexual or domestic abuse and live in Cumbria our befriending service can support you on your recovery journey. Our volunteers are trained as befrienders and understand the impact abuse has on people. If you are a survivor of rape, exploitation, sexual or domestic abuse in Cumbria you can self-refer for support from Safety Net (UK) by visiting https://www.safetynetuk.org/ or calling us on 01228 515859.

Sanctuary In Chichester

Sanctuary In Chichester, Sanctuary In Chichester, East Pallant House, West Sussex, PO19 1TY
Sanctuary In Chichester provides practical, social and pastoral support to refugees and asylum seekers in the Chichester area to ensure that people are and feel, safe in their new adopted community and to ensure they don’t suffer from social isolation

Sandwell Deaf Community Association (SDCA)

Sandwell Deaf Community Association, The New Deaf Centre, Summer Lane, West Midlands, B71 4JA
SDCA are a charity based in Sandwell in the West Midlands providing support to Deaf, deaf blind, Hard of Hearing adults. This could be befriending, attending a social group or for signposting to any of our other services.

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.

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.

Seafriends

Seafriends, 34 Sutton Road, BN25 1
Seaford based providing a 1-2-1 befriending service (face to face, or telephone), weekly social groups and regular outings.
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SeAscape Ltd

Liz Robertson , 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.

Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SHASBAH)

Sheffield Association For Spina Bifida And Hydrocephalus, BL 10 Capel Building, 57 Burton Street, South Yorkshire, S6 2HH
Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus supports individuals with either or both conditions, living in the 'S' postcode in and around Sheffield.
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Shetland Befriending Scheme

Mairi Jamieson, 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.

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 Tameside (Greater Manchester) and Glossop (Derbyshire).

SL Healthcare

SL Healthcare, 27 High View Drive, Norfolk, NR171EZ
SV Healthcare is base in Norfolk.

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.

Sneham Malaysia

Sneham Malaysia, No 59 Jalan Bukit Noning 2, Taman Bukit Noning, Not US Or Canada, 14000
OUR VISION: No life should be lost by suicide. OUR MISSION: To alleviate emotional pain, distress, help reduce the risk of suicide through emotional support, promote awareness about mental health and coping skills OUR SERVICES: Helplines services: Free tele-counselling services for those lonely, distress, grieving, depressed, and suicidal. Advocacy: Awareness on mental health, share stress manage & coping skills early warning signs of mental illness and suicide; Collaboration: Govt Agencies, NGOs, Schools, Colleges, Institutions on Mental health campaigns projects, events    

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.

Southwark Irish Pensioners Project

Southwark Irish Pensioners Project, 6 Market Place, Bermondsey, SE16 3UQ
Southwark Irish Pensioners Project supports elderly Irish citizens in Southwark, Lambeth, and Lewisham to enjoy a happy and dignified retirement.​ We are a membership organisation that provides support services including Day Clubs and Befriending, as well as community services such as Advice & Information and community outreach.

Space for Youth Befriending

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

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.

Stanwell Food Bank (Stanwell Befriending)

Stanwell Food Bank, The Community Building, Cordelia Park, Surrey, TW19 7ER
Stanwell Foodbank is offering one to one phone support and aims to support our residents to access the community building to eat together and enjoy activities as a community .

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder, Sue Ryder, 183 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BU
Whether it's over the telephone, by video call, out in the garden, or sat on the sofa, our 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.

SWAN Women's Centre (Befriending Service)

SWAN Women's Centre, 6 Linacre Road, Merseyside, L21 8NJ
We are a women's service based in Sefton offering face to face and telephone/online support for 12 months for over 18's.

Sycamore Families

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

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.

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 Chatty Cafe Scheme

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

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, (Communities Active)

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, 1 Waterside Park, Valley Way, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 0BB
We provide Health and Wellbeing support to residents living in the Five Towns area of Wakefield (West Yorkshire). Our Health and Wellbeing Activators provide individuals with bespoke support to local residents wanting to overcome barriers and improve their health and wellbeing.  One to One support to help individual achieve their goals and overcome their barriers.  Befriending service (virtually & in person) to help local residents build the confidence they may need to try something new.  Identify and connect people into suitable local services, groups, activities and social opportunities.  Provide information and guidance to individuals to help them to lead a healthier lifestyle. Individuals access the service through self-referral and referrals/ signposting from local partners, organisations and health networks such as local GP’s, care coordinators and community health care workers.

The Lighthouse CMHH (Beacon)

The Lighthouse CMHH, Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Cumbria, LA9 4PU
The Lighthouse is a mental health peer support charity, based in Kendal and serving the South Lakeland area of Cumbria, UK. We provide a comfortable and safe space facilitated by our lovely non-judgemental peer support volunteers, where you can come and chat, or just sit in the company of others who understand. Set up in response to the pandemic, we now also run a telephone befriending service: 'Beacon'. We also run a selection of various activities depending on what opportunities are available.

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 Link Visiting Scheme

The Link Visiting Scheme, Wescott Annex, Wescott Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2ER
The Link Visiting Scheme supports older people struggling with the serious impact of loneliness. Our Mission is to reduce chronic loneliness and social isolation, to promote friendship and improve the health, wellbeing, and independence of our older residents.

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 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 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
About Wimbledon Guild A local charity supporting people across Merton We are a community charity in Merton providing a hand-up, not a hand-out. Our services aim to:  Reduce social isolation and loneliness  Help people who are experiencing difficulties  Enable older people to be active and healthy Befriending aims to reduce social isolation by matching clients with a Volunteer Befriender who they speak to or see every week. Wimbledon Guild work in partnership with Age UK Merton to deliver Merton Befriending Programme for people who are socially isolated and meet the following criteria:- • living in Merton • housebound and/or • living alone and/or • recently bereaved and/or • living with a long term condition

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.

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 and/or taking part in activities that may help you to build confidence, resilience, and connectedness to the community around you.

Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours

Rajesh Kalhan, Tower Hamlets Friends And Neighbours, St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL
We provide befriending services to isolated, vulnerable older people in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

Trent and Dove Housing

Trent And Dove Housing, Trent And Dove Housing, Trinity Square, Horninglow St, Staffordshire, DE14 1BL
A telephone befriending service for Trent and Dove Housing residents across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

TRIP Community Transport (TRIP Befriending)

TRIP Community Transport, 29-31 New Street, Devon, EX14 1HA
TRIP runs a Community Transport operation that allows access to volunteer cars and mini buses that are adapted for those requiring lifting into vehicles as well trips out and the relief of isolation and companionship using our Befriending scheme in Honiton (East Devon) and surrounding villages.

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.

University of Essex

University Of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, United Kingdom, CO4 3SQ
Connected Communities is a partnership project between English and French councils and the University of Essex.

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?

Viewpoint

Viewpoint, Unit 28, Ridgeway, Hertfordshire, AL7 2AA
We're a charity that supports people who have a background in mental health as well as addiction challenges. Whether it's through courses, events or sharing their own experiences, whatever their story, we welcome them to become Viewpoint members so we can help support their mental health and addiction.

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.

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan)

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, 128, Almada Street, South Lanarkshire, ML3 0EW
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Voluntary Action South Leicestershire

Rohini Corfield, Voluntary Action South Leicestershire, Torch House, Torch Way, Northampton Road, Leicestershire, LE16 9HL
Community Champions empowers people over 60 who live alone in Harborough District, and enables them to make new local friendships. The project also organises free monthly Community Gatherings providing accessible transport for 25 people to make new friendships over tea and cakes at local cafes and golf clubs.

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire - My Mind Matters & Wellbeing Befriending Service

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire - My Mind Matters & Wellbeing Befriending Service, Orch House, Torch Way, (near The Leisure Centre), Leicestershire, LE16 9HL
My Mind Matters service is free for people over the age of 18 years and who live in the Harborough District. Services we offer: • Information • Advice and navigation • Community Recovery Service (1-1) • Wellbeing Programme • Monthly drop in sessions ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Wellbeing Befriending Service aims to provide a therapeutic relationship to anyone 18+ living in the Harborough District who is experiencing mild to moderate mental wellbeing challenges and has a desire to develop positive wellbeing. Who can access our service? • Anyone who is 18+ living in the Harborough District and experiencing mild to moderate mental wellbeing challenges; including depression and anxiety • A person who is keen to develop positive wellbeing • Anyone who has a desire to change and is ready to take active steps towards positive wellbeing We accept referrals from individuals, families, carers, professionals. Here is the link to make a referral or to find out more about the project: Wellbeing Befriending Service - VASL. email: wellbeing@vasl.org.uk.

Voluntary Services Lewisham

Voluntary Services Lewisham
Telephone Befriending ifor people in the london Borough of Lewisham.

Volunteer Action

Volunteer Action, Fletton House, Fletton Way, Oundle, PE8 4JA
Volunteer Action offers both a Face to Face Befriending Scheme and a Telephone Scheme (which was set up during the Covid pandemic), The Scheme operates within VA's catchment area in North East Northamptonshire and supports isolated or lonely people who are in receipt of State Pension or have a disability or a life limiting illness. The Face to Face Scheme pairs up a member with a volunteer who will make regular visits to the members home. For more information see our website.

Volunteer Centre East Lothian (Youth Befriending)

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

Volunteer Centre Greenwich (Supported Volunteering Project and Emotional and Well Being Project)

Volunteer Centre Greenwich, 1st Floor, Equitable House, 7 General Gordon Square, London, SE18 6FH
Befriending The Emotional Support and Wellbeing Project provides telephone support to the residents of Greenwich isolated from the continuing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project is now offering walk and talk, coffee and chat meet ups and support to access activities. Skilled trained volunteers provide telephone support to those in need of friendship, reassurance and connection during this situation. All volunteers are trained to not only offer a friendly ear but also to identify additional services required and to signpost and refer individuals to other organisations. Supported Volunteering Volunteer Centre Greenwich has run a supported volunteering project for over ten years, supporting people with a range of needs including, disability, mental health issues, long term unemployment and barriers in social housing. The project provides bespoke volunteering opportunities accessed with the support of a trained mentor. The project enhances people’s employment prospects by increasing their confidence, skills and experience. Currently the project is supporting people with a learning disability.

Volunteer Centre Sutton (Sutton Befrienders)

Volunteer Centre Sutton, Volunteer Centre Sutton, Market House, 216 - 220 High Street, SM1 1NU
Sutton Befrienders and Buddying service, is a volunteering project which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for people living in the London Borough of Sutton. We recruit and train volunteer to build meaningful relationships so that the adults they support feel less lonely, less isolated and better connected in their community.
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Volunteer Glasgow (Young Person's Befriending Service)

Jean Inglis, Volunteer Glasgow, Volunteer Glasgow, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, G1 1UZ
YPBS provides a high quality service to young people aged 8-18 who are coping with difficult circumstances in their lives.

Volunteering Matters (North Lanarkshire Befriending Project)

John Brown, Volunteering Matters, Unit6/7 Alloa Business Centre, The Whins, FK10 3SA
Operating across North Lanarkshire , our befriending service offers support to isolated young people, and young people identified as Young Carers aged 8-18. These activities are seen as a “timeout” for young people who often live in challenging circumstances. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have a spare 2 hours per week/ fortnight for outings and are able to commit to supporting a young person for 12 months.

WAND UK

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

Warminster Action Group (Warminster Action Group)

Warminster Action Group, 1b Chinns Court, Market Place, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9AN
If you feeling lonely, isolated or know someone that is then please get in touch.

Warrington Voluntary Action (WVA)

Warrington Voluntary Action, The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Cheshire, WA1 1SR
Good Neighbours 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.

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.

Wellbeing Scotland

Wellbeing Scotland, 14 Bank Street, Clackmannanshire, FK10 1HP
To provide support with social isolation with an emphasis on building the confidence and self-esteem of the service user. Giving individual attention and support Spending time together regularly Enabling people to identify the resources to meet their needs Encouraging choice Being a good listener Helping to reduce social isolation Having fun

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.

Wonderfully made woman

Wonderfully Made Woman, 2 Sawley Road, Unit 55 Cariocca Business Park, M40 8BB
Wonderfully made woman provides holistic support for women and girls who have experienced significant adversity, helping them build their confidence so they can thrive. We provide befriender service for Single mothers who are going through tough times.

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.