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Age UK Cheshire

Age UK Cheshire, 314 Chester Road, Hartford, CW8 2AB
Age UK Cheshire has set up a Telephone Befriending Service (Sharing Time) to help combat loneliness in the over 50s, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone, but some older people are among the hardest hit. This telephone befriending service operates across Cheshire West and Chester. Clients and volunteers will be matched, and the volunteer will arrange regular calls with the older person.

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 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.

Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau

Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau, 14 Anderson Street, North Lanarkshire, ML6 0AA
North Lanarkshire Tribunal Unit has been running at least in some capacity for the past 14 years, providing a voice to vulnerable members of our communities to legally challenge unfair decisions and policies under all aspects of welfare benefits, holding decision makers accountable. The Tribunal unit has a central role in supporting working age clients who are affected by illness/disability. Research has shown that there is no befriending network across the North Lanarkshire localities, focusing only on vulnerable working age people.

Alford Hub

Alford Hub, Alford Hub, 1st Floor Alford Focal Point And Library, 6 South Market Place, Lincolnshire, LN13 6AF
Alford Hub was launched to benefit the residents principally but not exclusively of Alford Lincolnshire and villages within a 6 mile radius of it, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or political, religious or other opinions during times of local or national emergency and at all other times to provide: 1) Face to Face Befriending service 2) Telephone Befriending service 3) Virtual Coffee and Chat meetings in our Virtual Community Centre 4) Prescription delivery service 5) Free online community newspaper to learn transferrable skills 6) Social Prescribing 7) Signposting We are the main link for the community with local and national governmental bodies, health and social authorities and third sector organisations. We support members of the community who require assistance as a result of ill health infirmity or disability whether arising from a physical or mental cause, age, isolation, financial hardship or other disadvantage. Give assistance to develop the capacity and skills of members of the community so as to make them better able to identify and meet their needs themselves and so participate more fully in society We are also a resource to receive and disseminate information in furtherance of these objects.

Angus Carers Association (Angus Carers Centre)

Angus Carers Association, Angus Carers Centre, 8 Grant Road (G/F), Angus, DD11 1JN
Volunteer befrienders provide a break for carers of adults from their caring role.

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.
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Ballyhoura Rural Services

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

Barnardo's Aberdeen (Aberdeen Young Carers)

Barnardo's Aberdeen, 20 Carden Place, AB10 1UQ
We are looking for volunteers to buddy with a child or young person who is part of Aberdeen Young Carers, a new service within Barnardo’s for Aberdeen. Barnardo’s want to bring out the best in every child no matter who they are or what they have been through. We are looking for volunteers to spend some quality time with a child or young person between the ages of 8-18 on a regular basis, getting to know them, and building up a positive relationship by being reliable and non-judgemental when listening to them.

Be Free Young Carers

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

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

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

BeFriends

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

Bradford and District Senior Power

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

Building Futures Together

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

Butterfly Trust (Cystic Fibrosis)

Alana Simpson, Butterfly Trust (Cystic Fibrosis), Swanston Steading, 109/3 Swanston Road, Lothian, EH10 7DS
The Butterfly Trust provides direct Social Support, in the community, for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis across the whole of Scotland. Support will provide space to talk about interests and worries, to explore their personal hopes and work towards achieving personal goals. The services are provided by our trained volunteers who support people in their local community.

Cancer Relief Gibraltar

Cancer Relief Gibraltar, Cancer Relief Gibraltar, 5, South Barrack Road, GX11 1AA
At Cancer Relief, we have been providing support to people living with cancer in the community for over 30 years.

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.

Carers Leeds

Aidan Finney, Carers Leeds, 6-8 The Headrow, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PT
Carers Leeds offer support to any unpaid adult carer who lives in Leeds.

Carers Northumberland

TBS, Carers Northumberland, 107 & 109 Station Road, Northumberland, NE63 8RS
Carers Northumberland is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of unpaid family carers by responding to their needs, informing carers of their rights and entitlements, supporting them to access help for the person they care for, reducing social isolation and empowering carers to have a voice.

Carers of West Lothian

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

Carers Support West Sussex

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

Carers Trust 4all

Carers Trust 4all, Overton House, West Street, Cheshire, CW12 1JY
Carers Trust 4all is a charity which supports carers of all ages, who care for people with any disability or long term illness.

Catherine Cameron (Linking Lives Bedford)

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

Chemists' Community Fund

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

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.

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.
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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.

Equal Futures

Equal Futures, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, City Of Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ
Equal Futures was set up by a group of parents who have a family member with learning disabilities. The Circle helps the person with disabilities do what really matters to them.

Eric Liddell Centre

Sally Sorrie, Eric Liddell Centre, Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, EH10 4DP
The Eric Liddell Befriending Project supports anyone living in Edinburgh who is caring for someone on an unpaid basis or whose caring role has lessened or recently ended. By building a trusting relationship a befriender can encourage you to take a few hours for yourself away from it all - possibly taking part in an activity you used to enjoy, going shopping or maybe just for a walk.

Fife Carers Centre

Helen Honoré, Fife Carers Centre, 157 Commercial Street, Fife, KY1 2NS
Our befriending service at Fife Carers Centre is there to help carers who feel lonely or isolated to increase their circle of friends. We know that little things make a difference. Our befrienders have helped carers to become more confident, to cope with their caring role and to start feeling like a person again instead of feeling that they are only defined as a carer. If you are a carer and think this service could benefit you then please get in touch with the centre where any of our staff will be happy to help you.

First Steps ED (Befriending)

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

Foothold

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

friendship at home

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

Getting Better Together

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

Good Morning Service

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

Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP)

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

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

HEY Smile Foundation (CallER Collective)

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

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.

Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh

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

Hospice Hope

Hospice Hope, 23 Ashby Road, Ravenstone, Leicestershire, LE67 2AA
Hospice Hope works within North West Leicestershire to support individuals who have a condition that leads to a reduction in quality of life or who have been diagnosed with a life limiting condition as well as offering support to their partner or carer. Our befriending service will offer a weekly call / zoom / skype , by one of our volunteers for up to 30 mins each time.

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.

Interest Link Borders

Andrew Findlay, Interest Link Borders, Volunteer Hall, Langtongate, Berwickshire, TD11 3AF
• We aim to improve the quality of life of people with learning disabilities and their carers in the Scottish Borders through volunteer befriending. • We were founded in 1990 and have 320 service users and 220 volunteers • We provide 1:1 and group befriending services for children (aged 8 and over), young people and adults with learning disabilities through our four branches covering Roxburgh, Tweeddale, Central Borders and Berwickshire.

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.

Lead Scotland (Fife Befriending Young Carers)

Lead Scotland, Lead Scotland, Room B05 Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus 14 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT
We enable young people aged 12 to 18 who have caring role at home in Fife to experience the same opportunities as their peers. The service aims to be flexible and as such will operate on a case by case basis, however it is anticipated that the support will be for up to 2 hours per week for a duration of up to 1 year.

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.

Living Truth CIC

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

MA Centre UK (MACCS Befriending Companions)

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

Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan Befriending)

Macmillan Cancer Support, Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning St, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG
Support for people affected by cancer Macmillan Telephone Buddies - Telephone befriending service If you need to talk about your cancer, we’re here to listen. With a weekly call from one of our Telephone Buddies, you don’t have to face cancer alone. How a Telephone Buddy helps Going through cancer can be an isolating experience at any time, and especially when social distancing. How it works 1. 2. 3. 4. Typically your volunteer will offer up to 12 weeks of support, but this can be adjusted to suit your needs. Find out more and sign up at www.macmillan.org.uk/telephonebuddies or call our Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm)

Meal Makers (Food Train)

Emma Black, Meal Makers (Food Train), Suite 2/6A Brook Street Studio, 60 Brook Street, G40 2AB
Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love cooking, and who are happy to share an extra portion of home cooked food, with an older neighbour who would really appreciate a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat.

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA), 5a New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB
Medway Voluntary Action (MVA) are working in partnership with Carers FIRST (CF), Age UK Medway and other local voluntary & community sector (VCS) and statutory organisations to deliver and co-ordinate befriending support in Medway. Befriending can be defined as: an emotional, supportive, mutual relationship in which companionship is provided on a regular basis by a volunteer. Befriending is not: the carrying out of any personal care, housework, or other domestic tasks. Key Principles: • Progression – Individuals accessing support will be encouraged and supported to nurture their own social connections within their local community, empowering them to move on and even help befriend other local people. • Partnership Working –The pilot will connect and communicate with statutory, community and voluntary Partners and commissioned frontline staff (e.g. • Capitalise on Existing Assets – Operating on a principle of accessing existing community and commissioned assets in Medway where possible. There are four core elements to the project: 1. 2. 3. 4. Some important things you should know before making a referral to us: • The key criteria for being eligible for befriending support is that the person being referred is living in isolated circumstances or has little social contact. o For individuals aged 18 years and over o Priority given to those with a long term illness or who are Disabled o Targeted at those with limited/ no family or friends who visit them and/or who spend long periods of time alone. o Each referral will be considered on an individual basis and those not appropriate will be signposted to VCS & Wellbeing Navigators o Not suitable for complex cases e.g. o Aim is to be a short term intervention that is person centred so no defined time limit set however the ultimate aim is to discharge individual from services once connected within community. • All referrals for befriending support will be reviewed by MVA, who will arrange or signpost to appropriate befriending support. • If you know someone who might benefit from the befriending support we offer, then this form can be completed by any of the following: o A relative, friend, health & social care or any other support worker – in this situation, the person being referred must be aware of, and have agreed, to the referral; or o An individual wishing to refer themselves to the befriending scheme Should you require further information or help completing the referral or wish to discuss a case before referring please contact our Befriending Programme Officer on 01634 564939 or email at befriending@mva.org.uk. We welcome any comments, observations or suggestions; please email these to the email above.

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.

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.

Newark and Sherwood Community and Voluntary Service

Newark And Sherwood Community And Voluntary Service, Castle House, Great North Road, Notts, NG24 1BY
Listening Line provides a telephone befriending service to residents living in the Newark and Sherwood area who are struggling with loneliness and isolation. To find out more please email: listeningline@nandscvs.org or contact Tracy Parr on 07535 134032

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.

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.

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.

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.

Positive Help - Befriending

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

Public Voice

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

Quarriers Volunteer Centre

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

Queensferry Churches Care in the Community - Befriending Project

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

Rannoch Community Trust

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

Raploch Community Partnership

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

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.

Ruby's Fund

Ruby's Fund, Meridian House, Roe Street, Cheshire, CW12 1PG
Ruby's Fund befriending project supports parent carers who care for children from birth with additional needs and disabilities within Cheshire East to reduce social isolation and help parent carers to become part of community life and improve family life

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.

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.

Seafriends

Seafriends, 34 Sutton Road, BN25 1
Befriending mainly older people
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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.

Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate Community Group (Gateway Hub)

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

Silver Cord (Silver Cord)

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

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.
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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.

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.

Sue Ryder

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

The Linda Tremble Foundation

The Linda Tremble Foundation, ITEK HOUSE, 1 Newark Road South, Eastfield, Fife, KY7 4NS
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 Provide private therapies

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.
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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.

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.

Unboxed

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

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.

West Norfolk Befriending

West Norfolk Befriending, 12, Thoresby College, Queen Street, Norfolk, PE30 1HX
West Norfolk befriending works to decrease isolation among older people in West Norfolk. Following an assessment at home you will be matched with a vetted, trained and supported volunteer who will visit fortnightly. WNB hosts several community groups and social events in the year. Just call the office if you would like to know more about the service.

Wirral Mind

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

Y Dref Werdd

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

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