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A Listening Ear In Wigtownshire

A Listening Ear In Wigtownshire, Unit 7, Thistle Business Park, Station Street, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 7HJ
Listening Ear provides a voluntary telephone support service to those who feel isolated during COVID-19.

Abbeyfield Strathgryffe Society

Jackie Weston, Abbeyfield Strathgryffe Society, Campbell Snowdon House, Torr Road, Quarrier's Village, Inverclyde, PA11 3TE
Residential care home for older adults. Provide a volunteer befriending service to our residents.
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Action in Mind (AiM)

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

Action on Elder Abuse

Action On Elder Abuse, 23 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London, SW16 6LQ
Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) England works to protect older people from abuse and neglect. We’re part of the organisation, Action on Elder Abuse, which works across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and we were the first charity to address elder abuse and the only charity in the UK working on the issue exclusively today. We were established back in 1993 to provide a tailored service to older people, their families/carers and practitioners.

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland

Action On Elder Abuse Scotland, PO BOX 29244, Fife, KY12 2EG
Our Outreach Project is an innovative means of supporting older people to recover from harmful experiences, and develop the skills and confidence to regain independence and stay safe in the future. Support is provided by trained local volunteers, who support the older person in their own home or a neutral environment of their choosing. While this project includes an element of befriending, it goes much further by focusing on recovery, building resilience and self-recovery, and enabling older people to regain their independence and re-integrate into their local community. Empowerment is at the heart of the project, and our volunteers will work with the older person to support and encourage them to make decisions and take actions themselves.

Action on Hearing Loss (Deaf Befriending Project)

Action On Hearing Loss, Harvester House, 4-8 Adelaide Street, Antrim, BT2 8GA
Deaf Befriending project aims to reduce isolation for older people who are living in care homes and who use sign language to communicate. This unique project is particularly important during the coronavirus crisis as any visits from family and friends have been suspended. This project will match older Deaf sign language users with trained befriending volunteers who can communicate using video calls, in their own language.

Age Cymru

Age Cymru, Mariners House, Trident Court, Age Cymru, CF24 5TD
Age Cymru is launching the Friend In Need service to help tackle loneliness and isolation amongst the over 70s as a result of social distancing, self-isolation and shielding. Older people will be able to connect with a trained Age Cymru volunteer for a free weekly friendship call.

Age UK Barnet

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

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich, Community House, South Street, Kent, BR1 1RH
We take referrals from a variety of social prescribers including GP’s Social Services, NHS clinics the London ambulance service and fire brigade. Working with trained volunteers, we provide: Home Visiting: A weekly one to one home visit from a volunteer for a good chat and perhaps a cup of tea Telephone befriending: A weekly telephone call from a telephone companion Out and About: A volunteer companion to encourage and motivate clients to get out and about into the community by accompanying to social activities, for a walk or some light shopping until the client feels confident enough to do it alone. Community Hubs: A place to socialize, make new friends and take part in fun activities.

Age UK Croydon (Befriending Program)

Age UK Croydon, 81 Brigstock Road, CR7 7JH
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Age Uk Lindsey

Age Uk Lindsey, The Old School House, Manor House Road, Lincolnshire, LN9 5HF
Our Befriending Service is for anyone over the age of 50 living in East or West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire who suffers from isolation and would like more social contact.

Age UK Merton

Kourtney Wood , Age UK Merton, 277 London Road , CR4 3NT
Merton Befriending Service is a collaboration with Wimbledon Guild in Merton working together to deliver a high quality befriending service for isolated older people. We offer a free face to face and a telephone befriending service.

Age UK North Craven

Age UK North Craven, Cheapside, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EW
To make later life in North Craven a fulfilling and enjoyable experience, reducing isolation and loneliness, and providing the right support at the right time for older people

Age UK North Tyneside Enabling and Befriending

Kay Bradshaw, Age UK North Tyneside Enabling And Befriending, Bradbury Centre, 13 Saville Street West, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6QP
We aim to befriend older isolated lonely people 50+ in North Tyneside.

Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington

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

Age UK Northumberland

Age UK Northumberland, The Round House, Lintonville Parkway, Northumberland, NE63 9JZ
Age UK Northumberland is an independent local charity which provides services for older adults throughout Northumberland.

Age UK York Community Befriending Service

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

AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland

Troy Young, AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland, Lansdowne House, 113 Princess Road East, Leicestershire, LE17LA
Befriending Visits Our Befriending services support older people who may be lonely or socially isolated and would benefit from a friendly face calling in on a regular basis at a mutually convenient day and time. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/our-services/support-in-the-community/befriending-and-mentoring/ Befriending services are available in Rutland and North West Leicestershire. Telephone befriending is available through our Loneliness Prescription service. Befriending support is available to older veterans through our Joining Forces project. Older people who live alone in these areas are eligible for the Befriending Service which can be accessed by older people or by referral. CONTACTS Main Reception: 01162992233 enquiries@ageukleics.org.uk Rutland: Yvonne Rawlings 01572 770 324 yvonne.rawlings@ageukleics.org.uk North West Leicestershire: Donna Watson 01530 460553 donna.watson@ageukleics.org.uk Telephone Befriending: Julia Day 0116 2237364 julia.day@ageukleics.org.uk

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.
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ALONE

Caroline Muller, ALONE, Olympic House, Pleasants Street, Ireland, 8
ALONE provides Housing with Support, Support Coordination, Befriending, BConnect training and technology, and Campaigns for Change to hundreds of older people every week, who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis.

Alzheimer Scotland

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

apasen (apasen Befriending Service)

Apasen, Apasen, Carmine Wharf, 30 Copenhagen Place, E14 7FF
We set up a new Befriending Service to support the local residence in Tower Hamlets and our neighboring boroughs.

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.

Ashford Volunteer Centre (Befriending Service)

Lindsay Wratten, Ashford Volunteer Centre, Berwick House, 8 Elwick Road, Kent, TN23 1PF
For nearly 30 years Ashford Volunteer Centre has been supporting people aged over 50 who have become lonely and isolated due to old age, ill health, disability, mental distress or bereavement.

b:friend

B:friend, The Helm, Woodfield Park, Balby, South Yorkshire, DN4 8QN
We belief in facilitating meaningful community connection to transform an individual’s value of themselves, reduce their feeling of loneliness and enable them to build resilience in later life. B:friend's vision is to reduce social isolation for people who are over 65, live on their own and do not have a diagnosis of dementia.

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.

Bee Busy, Befriend

Annie Brown, Bee Busy, Befriend, Belford Mill, 16 Brewery Road, Ayrshire, KA1 3GZ
BEE Busy Be Friend is a new project aimed at helping the elderly people in our community. BEE Busy Be Friend has been operational now for 3 years and has gone from strength to strength.

BEfriend

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

BeFriend in Bellshill

Elaine Hamilton , BeFriend In Bellshill, Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, Busby Road, ML4 2BW
BeFriend in Bellshill is part of the multi-activity Orbiston Neigbourhood Centre.
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Befriend Motherwell

Colin Weir, Befriend Motherwell, Befriend Motherwell, Dalziel St. Andrews Church, 43-47 Merry Street, North Lanarkshire, ML1 1JJ
What Befriend Motherwell can offer you 1-1 Matches. You will be matched with a volunteer who will visit you once per week for 1 to 2 hours. At Befriend Motherwell we try to match you with a volunteer who has similar likes or interests where possible. Telephone Befriending. Once per week a Befriend Motherwell staff member will call you on a weekly basis for a chat to see how you are. Telephone befriending is utilised when you are on the waiting list looking for a befriender. Additionally, telephone befriending can be selected on its own to have a small chat on the phone each week. Groups. Befriend Motherwell runs several weekly groups in sheltered housing complexes within and around Motherwell. If you are interested in learning more about what we can offer you or someone you think may benefit from our services then please get in touch.
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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 and Alness/Invergordon 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.
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Befriending Caithness

Angie House, Befriending Caithness, Telford House, Williamson Street, Caithness, KW1 5ES
Befriending Caithness is a befriending service which offers older isolated adults in Caithness a chance to meet a friendly face on a weekly basis.
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Befriending Lewis

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

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.

Ben View Resource Centre

Alison McCurley, Ben View Resource Centre, Strathleven Place, West Dunbartonshire, G82 1BA
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Bespoke Befriending

Bespoke Befriending, 27 Academy Street, Moray, IV30 1LP
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Bethany Christian Trust

Pall Singh, Bethany Christian Trust, 65 Bonnington Rd, EH6 5JQ
Working to support homeless and vulnerable people to live independently within society

BHA BeFriend

Terri Bearhope, BHA BeFriend, 55 Newtown Street, Berwickshire, TD11 3AU
BeFriend is a project of Berwickshire Housing Association, and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (Public Health & Wellbeing Department)

Blackburn With Darwen Borough Council
We offer one to one support for people looking to take part in any type of physical activity sessions.

Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK, 12-14 Harcourt Street, W1H 4HD
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Boomerang Community Centre

Boomerang Community Centre, 10 Kemback Street, Tayside, DD4 6ET
Boomerang’s mission is to provide learning and social opportunities to the residents of Maryfield, an area of Dundee that houses some of Scotland’s most deprived communities according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).

Boroughbridge Community Care

Boroughbridge Community Care, 17 St James Square, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, YO51 9AR
Boroughbridge Community Care is a charity who cover the area of Boroughbridge and approximately 30 surrounding villages.
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Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (Community Companions)

Bridgend Association Of Voluntary Organisations, BAVO, 112-113 Commercial Street, Bridgend, CF349TR
Community Companions befriending project We are a free of charge, confidential and non-judgemental befriending project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, giving high quality support to people living in Bridgend County Borough. Coordinated by BAVO in partnership with Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service, we provide a flexible service to people who maybe isolated and lonely. We are not a substitute for professional services, we are here to complement existing support and we value our working relationships with other agencies. If you are feeling lonely and isolated we can help. •Lonely with no extended family or friends around you? •Would you like somebody to accompany you when you’re going out and about? •Transport is a problem and you can’t get to the places you’d like to visit? •You’d like somebody to pop in for a chat and a cup of tea? Wouldn’t it be nice if somebody could... •accompany you to a community café, a local group or activity of your choice? •call in for a chat or take you shopping? •take your dog for a walk with you? •play a game of scrabble over a cup of tea? We support many people just like you through our volunteer befrienders.

British Lung Foundation (Listening Ear)

British Lung Foundation, 103 Cotton Exchange Building, Old Hall Street, Merseyside, L3 9LQ
Over 12 million people are living with lung conditions across the UK, more than heart disease and cancer combined. The British Lung Foundation is dedicated to supporting anyone affected by any lung condition in the UK. 1. 2. 3.

BucksVision

Lisa Redford, BucksVision, 143 Meadowcroft, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9HH
BucksVision is the local charity supporting people with sight loss across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. We’re here to support you through all the stages and severity of sight loss. We offer a wide range of services delivered by our small, dedicated staff team and fantastic volunteers. Our befrienders can either visit members in their homes, have chat and a cup of tea, take them out for that cup of tea, go for walks or go shopping.

Building Futures Together

NASREEN AKHTAR, Building Futures Together , TBA, BERKSHIRE
Building Futures Together - Slough Multilingual Telephone Befriending Service What is Befriending? Befriending makes a real difference to people's lives, often at a time of change, people aged 18 and over need support of another person to help them through a difficult time. What will Telephone Befriending Service provide? Telephone Befriending is a service provided by a trained befriender who will contact you weekly or fortnightly. Who are BFT Telephone Befrienders: Our volunteers are recruited from a range of backgrounds and cultures who provide support and company to anyone in need of regular and friendly telephone chat. What do BFT volunteers offer: A friendly chat Support and a listening ear Signposting/empowerment Bilingual advocacy Eligibility criteria includes but is not restricted: Feeling isolated Depressed Lonely Experienced any form of Domestic abuse Bereavement Low self esteem/confidence Have problems but do not know how to sort out or where to begin journey You can be referred by GP/Social Worker/family services/self referral Name Building Futures Together Telephone 01753 555650 Email bftenquiry@gmail.com

CACE

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

Care and Share Companionship

Care And Share Companionship, Bennochy Parish Church, 3 Elgin Street, Fife, KY2 5LP
Care and Share Companionship supports people over 60 years of age who are living in isolation or feeling lonely. We can offer 1-1 support from our volunteer companions on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis between 1-3hours per visit. Volunteers can take people to health appointments, shopping, visit to family or friends, going for a walk or to a place of interest to them. This is a free service.

Center for Developmentally Disabled

Center For Developmentally Disabled, 9150 E. 41st Terrace, Missouri, 64133
Center for Developmentally Disabled provides housing, residential services, day habilitation and personal care assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities in the greater Kansas City, MO area.

Chemists' Community Fund

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

Cheshire Community Development Trust (Buddying & Befriending Scheme)

Cheshire Community Development Trust, Waterside House, Navigation Road, Cheshire, CW8 1BE
All of our clients are currently referred through the Social Prescribing Team, however during Covid 19 we will be accepting referrals from other sources within our community.

Chew Valley and Keynsham Befrienders

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

CLASP

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

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales), Coed Lleol (Smal Woods Wales), Unit 1, Forestry Hub, Dyfi Eco Park, Powys, SY20 8AX
We are offering 1:1 wellbeing and nature connection phone befriending during the Covid-19 crisis. We want to reach out in this time of crisis and support communities by providing listening, friendly support, ideas and activities to improve wellbeing and to get through the social distancing.

Community Together CIC

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

Connecting Chelford

Connecting Chelford, Loch Karen, 2 Drumble Field, Chelford, Cheshire, SK11 9BT
Connecting Chelford is a local Befriending Service to provide a non profit making voluntary service. Residents who are interested in this service contact the Project Coordinator to arrange a visit so their requirements can be established and matched to a volunteer to provide Befriending support and opportunities to relieve their loneliness.

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.

Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives)

Glenda McWatt, Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives), 27 George Street, West Lothian, EH48 1PG
Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) service aims to maintain or increase older people’s independence and well-being across the West Lothian Council area. The service is delivered by a team of dedicated, trained volunteers. Through our Groups Programme, we deliver 13 regular social and activity groups across West Lothian which provide a welcoming and relaxed way of getting to know people. Through our One-to-One service, we support older people who additionally may be experiencing one or more of the following: • Bereavement • Returning home after a recent stay in hospital • Living distantly from family or friends • A Carer responsibility • Depression and/or anxiety • A recent/early dementia diagnosis What do we offer? One-to-one Support: short term (maximum service of 9 months) and telephone – volunteers provide a wide variety of support including connecting with local community activities, companionship after bereavement, hospitalisation or a fall, or to just chat and share experiences. Introduction to local groups or social activities – A volunteer will help to identify groups or activities in the local area.

Cyril Flint Volunteers

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

Deaf Action (Sound Sense Befriending Service, Dundee)

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

Derby Central United Reformed Church (Networks Befriending Service)

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

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group

Siobhan Spencer, Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group, 1-3 Ladygrove Mill, Ladygrove Road, Two Dales, Derbyshire, DE4 2FG
DGLG provides assistance and information to the Gypsy community in Derbyshire.

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.

Dundee Voluntary Action (Community Companions)

Dundee Voluntary Action, Number 10, 10 Constitution Road, Tayside, DD1 1LL
Community Companion befrienders support people who are lonely or socially isolated. We also offer weekly social cafes.

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 NEUK OF FIFE BEFRIENDING SERVICE

RUBY URLOTTI, EAST NEUK OF FIFE BEFRIENDING SERVICE, EAST NEUK CENTRE, LADYWALK, FIFE, KY103EX
The befriending service involves matching people 65 years of age and older, who live alone with a volunteer befriender who will visit on a regular basis to provide companionship and friendship

Edinburgh Garden Partners

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

Edinburgh Headway Group Carers Project

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

Scott Coyne, Epilepsy Connections, Baltic Chambers, Suites 129 - 134, 50 Wellington Street, G2 6HJ
We offer both one-to-one and group befriending. Living with epilepsy is challenging.

FAMS

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

First Steps ED (Befriending)

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

Helen McAnespie, Food Train, Hestan Southwest, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 4TA
Food Train offers a befriending service called Food Train Friends in Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee City, West Lothian and Glasgow.

Food Train Friends Dundee

Rhea Long, Food Train Friends Dundee, Suite 17 , The Circle, 4-6 Staffa Place, Angus, DD2 3SX
Food Train Friends Dundee is a befriending service for local older people.

Foothold

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

Forres Area Community Trust

Kirsty Williams, Forres Area Community Trust, Forres Town Hall, High Street, Moray, IV36 1PB
Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) was set up to make best use of the assets of the Forres area and to work out ways to overcome current challenges that face the community.

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.

GCVS

Gillian McCamley, GCVS, 11 Queens Crescent, G3 6HP
Community Connectors is a free and confidential service, connecting older people and their carers to local services, facilities and activities, providing them with tailored and informed support. We currently take referrals for people in areas covered by Shettleston, Queen’s Cross and Southside Housing Associations. For full referral criteria, to make a referral or to refer yourself, or to become one of our Buddy Volunteers please visit www.gcvs.org.uk/communityconnectors call 0141 271 2320

Gien a Haund

Gien A Haund, Beechwood Villa, Perth Road,Birnam, Perth And Kinross, PH8 0BH
We are a small service for Dunkeld and Birnam, providing support for local people.

Glasgow’s Golden Generation

Karen Moyes, Glasgow’s Golden Generation, Room 1.16, Red Tree Business Suites, 33 Dalmarnock Road, Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, G40 4LA
Glasgow's Golden Generation provide care in the autumn years through support services for the older generation.

Gloucestershire Befriending Services Ltd

Gloucestershire Befriending Services Ltd, 9 Kingsholm Square, GL1 2QJ
Gloucestershire Befriending Services Ltd (GBS) offers a range of services to enable people to carry on living life to the full.

Good Morning Service

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

Good Neighbour Project

Jonathan, Good Neighbour Project, 12 Upper Grosvenor Road, TN1 2EP
Reducing social isolation amongst elderly people in Tunbridge Wells by helping them to be part of the community, remain independent & find purpose for living Good Neighbours is helping to tackle social isolation amongst the older generation in the Tunbridge Wells area. Our Befriending serivce has helped over 1,000 clients reconnect with their local community. In the modern world where families are busier and more dispersed, older vulnerable people often need more than just company.  Backed up by the knowledge and professional contacts of our office staff, volunteers can offer information and advocacy when needed or short-term practical help. The feedback we receive shows how much this is appreciated: 'My aunt considers her volunteer a friend.' 'The visits gave my aunt a sense of value and provided much needed companionship for which we are very grateful.' 'It makes a difference having a visitor to look forward to.' 'You give me confidence to go out when necessary as I am partially sighted...' Our Falls Prevention Programme was set up to help those who had become housebound either because of a fall or had a fear of falling. Clients have spoken about the difference attending makes: 'The teachers are wonderful & meeting others certainly keeps your spirits up...' 'It has been very helpful in every way giving me back my confidence, and self-respect, meaning I can move about alone and live my life again.' 'It keeps me going all week!' We are able to deliver our services through our dedicated team of volunteers.

Grandmas Attic Community Project, Blaenau Ffestiniog (BE- Blaenau Ffestiniog - FRIENDS)

Grandmas Attic Community Project, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Grandmas Attic Community Hub, 13-14 High Street, Gwynedd, LL41 3AA
Grandma's Attic Community Project is a small 'not for profit' volunteer led organisation which provides support and services to the Blaenau Ffestiniog and surrounding area. BE Blaenau Ffestiniog FRIENDS A befriending service is based on what matters to you...from a cup of tea and a chat in the comfort of your own home to venturing outdoors for a spot of shopping or a stroll on a warm spring day. If you are a carer and would like us to sit and chat with your loved one whilst you pop into the village or have a pamper session, that's great! We are here to make a difference, from meeting with you or simply a telephone natter, please get in touch, we would love to meet you... All of our volunteers hold a valid DBS, are insured and have participated in our specialist training programme Bilingual service available

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.

Happy at Home Partnership, Daventry Volunteers

Happy At Home Partnership, Daventry Volunteers, The New Street Centre, 13 New Street, NN11 4BT
Happy at Home provides a lifeline to lonely, isolated, older people across West Northamptonshire, supporting them to live happily, healthily, safely, and independently in their homes for as long as possible. We recruit, support, and train our volunteers who build relationships with older people and in doing so, strengthen their communities.

Highland Hospice

Susan Smith, Highland Hospice, 1 Bishops Road, IV25DB
At Highland Hospice we aim to support people, their families and carers, living with an advancing, life shortening illness in the Highlands to live the best possible life and to prepare for and experience the best possible death.

Humanity First UK

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

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Community Voluntary Service (Community Connector Team)

Hyndburn And Ribble Valley Community Voluntary Service, Hyndburn And Ribble Valley CVS, Suite 15, The Chambers, Town Hall Square, Lancashire, BB6 7DD
The Community Connector+ project works alongside the Community Connector Team in setting up volunteer led ‘stepping stone’ groups where supported individuals can attend with others from similar backgrounds.

Independent Age

Gerry Kiernan (Glasgow Office), Independent Age, Independent Age London Office, 18 Avonmore Road, W14 8RR
Independent Age provides support to older people enabling them to live independently with choice and control.

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.

Jewish Care Scotland

Lynsey Allan , Jewish Care Scotland, The Walton Community Care Centre, May Terrace, Giffnock, G46 6LD
Jewish Care Scotland’s befriending service supports individuals to re-engage with their community and build supportive relationships. Clients are supported to identify what is important to them and are matched with a volunteer befriender who will support them as they progress towards their goal. This opportunity offers great scope for both the befriender and the befriendee to engage in new activities, meet new people and learn new skills.

Kempton house day Centre

Kempton House Day Centre, Cavell Ave, Sussex, BN10 7NJ
We are day Centre in peacehaven offering high level of care for the elderly within the community We run lunch club Monday Wednesday And Friday from 11.30 to 2 on Friday between 10 and 12 we run activities from games to music to art and crafts We are dementia trained and all staff are DBS checked We run others activities throughout the week and Events plus day trips etc

Kent Coast Volunteering (Good Neighbours Service)

Rebecca Bullivant, Kent Coast Volunteering, Kent Coast Volunteering, Kent Innovation Centre, Millennium Way, Kent, CT10 2QQ
The Kent Coast Volunteering Good Neighbours Service is a befriending service for older people (over 60) living in the Thanet, Dover and Folkestone areas.
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Kincardine & Deeside Befriending

Liz Treasure, 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.

Lead Scotland (Fife Befriending Adults)

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

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

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

Leeds Mind (Sout East Leeds Friends - S.E.L.F.)

Emily Jayes, Leeds Mind, Clarence House, 11 Clarence Road, Horsforth, W. Yorks, LS18 4LB
Leeds Mind is a Charitable Organisation - affiliated with National Mind. Our Live Well Leeds service also offers 1:1 befriending.

Leicester Western Ward Linking Lives

Sarah Tavener, Leicester Western Ward Linking Lives, C/o 22 Triumph Road, Leicestershire, LE3 8FR
We are a church led befriending service for all socially isolated and lonely adults, over 60 years old, in the Western Ward of Leicester. We aim to reduce loneliness one friendship at a time.

Link Age Southwark

Jennie Linnett, Link Age Southwark, Dulwich Community Hospital, East Dulwich Grove, SE22 8PT
Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity that provides friendly volunteer support to people over 60 across the London Borough of Southwark.

Linking Lives UK

Jeremy Sharpe, Linking Lives UK, Woodley Hill House, Eastcourt Avenue, Berkshire, RG6 1HH
There are 1.8 million people over 75 in the UK who are profoundly lonely. We work primarily with churches and Christian agencies and provide the support, advice and resources required to set up a project in local communities.

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.
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London Irish Centre

Caroline Hanks, London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, NW1 9XB
Befriending Service at The London Irish Centre The aim of the London Irish Centre Befriending Service is to reduce social isolation, improving the emotional well-being of Irish clients. The Befriending service is for older Irish clients in London with a low to moderate level of support. Clients may feel socially isolated and are not engaged with activities in the community. Befriending Service Aims & Objectives To befriend individual clients at home or in the community To provide companionship and friendship To reduce social isolation and loneliness by providing weekly visits to provide stimulation and improve mental wellbeing To increase social connection and contact with the Irish community and cultural services To expand and enhance the client’s experience within their own community or explore and plan new experiences (if wanted by client) To be flexible to meet the needs of the client: For companionship, to help support people to remain safe and well in their homes, to support with walking outdoors, or for help accessing opportunities in the community To help the client feel happier and more independent in their situation Why become a befriender? • An opportunity to meet new people • A chance to make a difference • An increased sense of community • Full training, a dedicated befriending handbook, and ongoing support and supervision to carry out your role effectively • Great experience to put on your CV Benefits for clients • Companionship • Emotional support • Health benefits • Self-esteem & confidence • Increased social awareness • Learning how to relate to others • Using community resources and services Our service is: -Friendly We take the time to find exactly the right befriender for each individual. -Safe All our volunteers are carefully recruited, police checked and trained to ensure a safe, professional service. -Flexible Weekly sessions can be arranged for a day and time that suits the individual. -Improves well-being Regular visits from someone who cares can has a significant positive impact on mental and physical well-being

MA Centre UK

MA Centre UK, 211 Fair Acres, 8 Fairfield Road, Kent, BR2 9YG
MA Centre Befriending Support is an outreach provision from MA (UK) Centre Community Service, which offers a listening ear – providing support and encouragement, to improve health and wellness, when needed through regular friendly chats on the phone, giving their partners the individual attention that might be lacking in their lives.

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

Macular Society

Sarah Harrop, Macular Society, Crown Chambers, South Street, Hampshire, SP10 2BN
Helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation for people affected by macular degeneration.

Mahon Community Development Project

Mahon Community Development Project, Mahon CDP, Unit 7, Avenue De Rennes, Cork
The befriending service 'Age Link' was established by Mahon CDP (Community Development Project) in response to the needs of older people living alone in the Mahon area. Age Link is based on a friendly calling service. The visit will take place once a week for one hour at a mutually convenient time for both parties.

Meal Makers (Food Train)

Emma Black, Meal Makers (Food Train), Suite 2/6A Brook Street Studio, 60 Brook Street , G40 2AB
Meal Makers connecting communities through food! Meal Makers is a really simple concept – we connect people who love cooking and want to be active in their community (‘Cooks’), with older (55+) neighbours (‘Diners’), who would appreciate home cooked food delivered to them. How does it work?

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA), 5a New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB
A catalyst for social change MVA works towards a Medway where communities are active, empowered and connected.

MHMWales

MHMWales, Union Offices, Quarella Road, Bridgend, CF31 1JW
An innovative new project-‘Moving On’ a Befriending & Mentoring Scheme. We aim to provide a service that meets Cwm Taff vision ensuring: • People will feel more connected and less isolated; • People will be more active; • increasing community capacity to tackle loneliness and isolation; and • People will have better mental health and well-being To make our project sustainable we want to see genuine friendship grow with inviduals accessing our service with each other rather than to standard befriending model where by paid employees or volunteers are instructed to spend an minim of 30 minutes with an isolated person Our project is about getting the person facing isolation to engage back into their community and meet other likeminded inviduals thus removing after a certain period of time the need for both organisations to support that individual as we aim for them to be empowered and engaged with others.

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 and supports c.300 residents who are beneficiaries of the charity.

Morning Call and Visiting Service

Nadine Morrison, Morning Call And Visiting Service, 28 Culloden Road, Balloch, IV2 7HQ
We aim to help and assist in alleviating the loneliness and isolation of older people living in the community within the north of Scotland by arranging visits to their homes or elsewhere by appropriately trained and PVG checked volunteers.

National ageing research institute

National Ageing Research Institute, PO Box 2127, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia, 3052
I am conducting research on befriending in aged care services

New Friends for You (Friends for You)

New Friends For You, 38 MEREFIELD, ASTLEY VILLAGE, LANCASHIRE, PR7 1UR
Friends for you reaches out to lonely people in the Chorley, Lancashire area by offering them a volunteer to visit them for an hour a week at the same time, same day each week.

New Life Resource Centre CIC

New Life Resource Centre CIC, 15A, Fairground Way Business Centre, Fairground Way, West Midlands, WS1 4NU
New Life Resource Centre offers befriending support for people living with working age dementia, older people living with moderate dementia, people living with anxiety, low mood and depression, but not limited to these. We support with telephone befriending, face to face befriending within our local area (Walsall, Wolverhampton), hospital visits, medication collections and prescription drop offs. We are there to offer a listening ear. We are a friendly bunch and look to supporting you as best as we can. Even if you feel that you might not need our help, please give us a call and we can always see how we can support and if we can't we will look to referring you to the appropriate service for your needs. Hope to hear from you very soon.

North Berwick Coastal Community Connections

North Berwick Coastal Community Connections, North Berwick Coastal Community Connections, North Berwick Community Centre, 8 Law Rd, East Lothian, EH39 4PN
If you are an adult living in the North Berwick Coastal area and are worried about becoming isolated during the current situation, we may be able to help you. We work to relieve social isolation for adults over 18 in the North Berwick Coastal area. However, during the coronavirus outbreak, we are adapting by providing a regular or telephone or written contact with a volunteer Connector for each of our clients.

North Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service

Keith Hofgartner, North Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service, Avenue Road, Winslow, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3DW
A befriending service set up as part of the North Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service.

Old Hall Peoples Partnership

Denise Birkett, Old Hall Peoples Partnership, Wing Close, Bentley, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 0LS
Old Hall People’s Partnership was established in the 90’s and registered as a charity in 2000. • Two charity shops • Pass It On Furniture Re-cycling Project • Spadework Gardening Service • Community Cafe • Bentley Community Library • Domestic Cleaning Service • Benefits and Money Advice • Lunch Clubs • Sports Hall Hire • Meeting/Conference facilities • Pocket Park

Omagh Volunteer Centre

Omagh Volunteer Centre, Anderson House, Unit 41C, Market Street, Tyrone, BT78 1EH
The B-Friend Hub Project is a partnership project between Omagh Volunteer Centre and Strabane Community Project and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. The Project has a hub in Omagh, Strabane and Fermanagh and we all work together to provide befriending, signposting & volunteer opportunities in each area. Our B-Friend Hub Service offers phone befriending up to 5 times a week as well as home visits.

Opening Doors London (LGBT+ Befriending Service)

Opening Doors London, Opening Doors London, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Our Befriending Service is for LGBT+ people over 50 who live in London. Living in London can become a lonely experience as you grow older, especially if you can’t get out and about as you used to. Befriending matches you with a volunteer Befriender for regular social contact, with visits every week or fortnight. - go along to social groups and community activities - go to exhibitions or events - have a cup of tea and a chat in your home.
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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.

Ottery Community Volunteers

Ottery Community Volunteers, Ottery Community Volunteers, CIC, Ottery St Mary Town Council Offices, 8 Broad Street, Devon, EX11 1BZ
Ottery Community Volunteers are a group of local volunteers who are offering phone buddy support during this extraordinary period of social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Peterborough Association for the Blind

Jodie Insley, Peterborough Association For The Blind, 68b Westgate, Cambs, PE1 1RG
We are a registered charity dedicated to helping visually impaired people and their carers find the right level of support and to help them maintain their quality of life.

PMRGCAuk

PMRGCAuk, BM PMRGCAuk, WC1N 3XX
We are offering one to one telephone support for people who have either Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and/or Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) who are isolated and in need of someone who understands the conditions. Our Befrienders will call you once a week for a 30 minute chat.

Powys Association of Voluntary Organsistions

Lesley Austen, Powys Association Of Voluntary Organsistions, Unit 30, Ddole Road Industrial Estate, Powys, LD1 6DF
Powys Befrienders is a PAVO project (the County Voluntary Council in Powys).

Public Voice

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

Queensferry Churches Care in the Community - Befriending Project

Lorna Russell, Queensferry Churches Care In The Community - Befriending Project, The Haven, 25b Burgess Road, EH30 9JA
We work with people over 60 with a wide range of health & social needs.

Re-engage

Re-engage, 2 Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W 0DH
Re-engage runs monthly get togethers for groups of isolated , older people in their 70, 80, 90, 100s. Re-engage also runs a one to one telephone befriending service for older people.

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

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

Reading Voluntary Action

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

Redbridge Carers Support Service

Redbridge Carers Support Service, 12 Clements Court, Clements Lane, Essex, IG1 2QY
Redbridge Carers Support Service supports unpaid carers over the age of 16 years old in Redbridge. RCSS aims to make a positive difference to the lives of carers by providing them with a range of services, support and recognition e.g.
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Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service

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

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.

Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service

Rushcliffe Community And Voluntary Service, The Cotgrave Hub, Rivermead, County (optional), NG12 3UQ
Our friends are an essential part of our support networks and help make us who we are. We will match you to one of our Telephone Befriending Volunteers who will call up to twice a week. Our Befriending Service is particularly important now that people are socially isolated as a result of the current pandemic.

Scotland Versus Arthritis (Staying Connected in Later Life)

Marion MacNeil, Scotland Versus Arthritis, Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EX
The word arthritis is used to describe pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint or joints. Around 10 million people in the UK are thought to have arthritis. When you need support, we are here to help in whatever way you need us – on the phone, online or in person. Versus Arthritis offers a range of services aimed at providing support and information to people of all ages. We deliver quality self-management training to enable people with arthritis to live a better quality of life.

ScotsCare (Blether Buddy Befriending Service)

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

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

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

Skye & Lochalsh Council For Voluntary Organisations (Skye & Lochalsh Neighbours and Friends)

Skye & Lochalsh Council For Voluntary Organisations, Tigh Lisigarry, Bride Road, Portree, Highland, IV51 9ER
Skye & Lochalsh Neighbours and Friends is a volunteer befriending project run by Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations in partnership with Highland Hospice. Our aim is to reduce loneliness and isolation experienced by people in Skye and Lochalsh by providing a regular volunteer befriending visit in a person's home environment. The project will be used to identify what type of befriending services are required in our communities and how we can ensure what we provide is relevant to people involved. We are hoping this service will continue for future years, connecting people and communities through volunteer befriending.

South Derbyshire CVS

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

St Andrews Hospice

Lorraine MacAlpine, St Andrews Hospice, Henderson St, Lanarkshire, ML6 6DJ
St Andrews Hospice provides palliative care for the people of Lanarkshire. Volunteer befrienders provide informal support and companionship to people affected by a life limiting illness.

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

Laura Baird, Stanley Development Trust, 31A Percy Street, Perthshire, PH1 4LU
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.

Strathcarron Hospice

Susan High, Strathcarron Hospice, Randolph Hill, Denny, FK6 5HJ
Based at an independent Hospice, Strathcarron Compassionate Neighbours provide a range of tailored support provided by volunteers in the community for people living with or caring for someone with a deteriorating health condition.

Strive - Engage Befriending

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

Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO

Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO, 20 Salisbury Court, Surrey, GU16 6BP
Often poor health and reduced mobility make it difficult for many older people to get out. Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO operates a Visiting and Befriending Service provision; currently over 50 volunteers visit around 60 older people in their homes across the Borough every week. The aim of the Visiting & Befriending Service is to help older people maintain their independence by introducing them to one of our volunteers who visits them on a weekly basis.

The Living Well Project

Ruth Groves, The Living Well Project, The Stables, 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 Ridge SCIO

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

The Silver Line

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

The Silver Line Helpline

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

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
We work in the London Borough of Merton with some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated members of our community.
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Time to Talk Befriending

Time To Talk Befriending, West Werks, 41-43 Portland Road, East Sussex, BN3 5DQ
We are an award winning Sussex based befriending charity for people aged 65+. Our aim is to help everyone referred to our service by taking the time to ascertain what they would like and need. We tackle the issue of older people’s isolation and wellbeing in a positive and fresh way by activating community volunteers of all ages and training them to become ‘befrienders’. We are founded on intergenerational principles. We have all the systems in place: DBS checking, GDPR guidelines, our Charity Log database, insurance, relationships with referral agencies (such as NHS Older People’s Services), an experienced staff team and referral partners. To make a referral please contact the team on 01273 737710 or email referrals@tttb.org.uk.
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Together Co (Together Co Befriending)

Assuntina Cardillo-Zallo, Together Co, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, East Sussex, BN1 1YD
Together Co Befriending (previously Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme) enables people to offer support to older people, adults with physical disabilities and their carers who live near them.

Tonic Health (Safe Places)

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

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 people, particularly the elderly, in the borough of Tower Hamlets.

Town Break (Befriending)

Town Break, 1 Springkerse Road, Stirlingshire, FK7 7SN
Town Break provide person centred services to support individuals living with dementia and their carers, using the skills of trained, supportive and committed staff and volunteers.

TRIP Community Transport (TRIP Befriending)

TRIP Community Transport, 29-31 New Street, Devon, EX14 1HA
TRIP runs a befriender /befriendee scheme in East Devon

Trust Befriending - Inverclyde Community Development Trust

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

Vintage Vibes

Emily Hislop, Vintage Vibes, 2 Cheyne Street, Midlothian, EH4 1JB
Vintage Vibes provides friendship for people over 60 across Edinburgh who are lonely or isolated.

VisionPK

Bev Pettle, VisionPK, 14 New Row, PH1 5QA
VisionPK was originally established as a society for the blind in the city of Perth in 1866 and therefore has a very long history of providing services for blind and partially sighted people in the area. Today VisionPK serves the local authority area administered by Perth & Kinross Council - an area covering over 2000 square miles - and serves blind or partially sighted people and deaf or hard of hearing people of any age. In early 2015 we set up a befriending pilot service, provided by volunteers recruited specifically for this purpose.

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire

Rohini Corfield, Voluntary Action South Leicestershire, Torch House, Torch Way, Northampton Road, Leicestershire, LE16 9HL
Community Champions, working with over 60s will help people find out what’s happening in their neighbourhood, support them to enjoy activities, socialise and make new friends, show them the benefits of the internet, especially if they’re housebound, achieve their personal goals, whatever they may be, and overcome challenges and difficulties by focusing on the positives.

Voluntary Groups Sutherland (Sutherland Friends Call)

Voluntary Groups Sutherland, Alba, Main Street, Sutherland, KW10 6TG
We will provide distance befriending for those experiencing isolation and loneliness.

Voluntary Support North Surrey (Time to Talk)

Voluntary Support North Surrey, 1st Floor, IGC, Knoll Road, Surrey, GU15 3SY
Time to Talk is a befriending service for any resident of Surrey Heath of any age, who is experiencing loneliness. It is a free service run by trained volunteers who give their time to help keep you company. If you have been feeling lonely and would like someone to visit you, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteer Action

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

Volunteer Midlothian (Connect Project)

Volunteer Midlothian, Unit 32/6 Hardengreen Industrial Estate, Midlothian, EH22 3NX
The Connect project matches befrienders with people who live with social isolation within the community.

Volunteers Network CIC

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

West Kent Befriending Service

West Kent Befriending Service, Age UK Maidstone, 7 Mill Street, Kent, ME15 6XW
The West Kent Befriending Service is a project of Age UK Maidstone.