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13 Rivers Trust (Eden Care) (Eden Care)

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

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

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

Age UK Barnet

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

Alford Hub

Alford Hub, Alford Hub, 5 South Market Place, Lincolnshire, LN13 6AF
Alford Hub was launched to benefit the residents principally but not exclusively of Alford Lincolnshire and villages within a 6 mile radius of it, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or political, religious or other opinions during times of local or national emergency and at all other times to provide: 1) Face to Face Befriending service 2) Telephone Befriending service 3) Virtual Coffee and Chat meetings in our Virtual Community Centre 4) Prescription delivery service 5) Outreach & Wellbeing Team 6)Uniform & Baby Bank 7) Social Prescribing 8) Signposting We are the main link for the community with local and national governmental bodies, health and social authorities and third sector organisations. We support members of the community who require assistance as a result of ill health infirmity or disability whether arising from a physical or mental cause, age, isolation, financial hardship or other disadvantage. Give assistance to develop the capacity and skills of members of the community so as to make them better able to identify and meet their needs themselves and so participate more fully in society We are also a resource to receive and disseminate information in furtherance of these objects.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Services

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

Amba Care Solutions CIC (AmbaCare Solutions)

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

Ashford Place

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

Ayrshire Independent Living Network

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

Be Free Young Carers

Katrina Barber, Be Free Young Carers, Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
Be Free YC supports young carers aged between 8-18 across The Vale of the Whitehorse and South Oxfordshire. Befriending gives young carers 1 to 1 support, positive social interaction and self esteem and reduces the impact of their caring role on health and well being. Trained, supported volunteers are key to this valuable and rewarding service.

Beatson Cancer Charity

Beatson Cancer Charity, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0YN
Our Telephone Befriending service started at the start of the very first lockdown in March 2020 as part of our emergency COVID response.
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Befrienders Highland Ltd

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

Befrienders: Argyll and Bute

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

Befriending Lewis

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

Bolton Adult Autism Support (BAAS)

Bolton Adult Autism Support, BAAS, Thicketford House Community Care Centre, Thicketford Road, Greater Manchester, BL2 2LW
We are a family social and support group for parents/carers of children (18 plus) who have, or think they may have, an Autism Spectrum Condition (such as Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism) and who have or may have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). We operate monthly social evenings, and also facilitate a befriending service where we match our adult autistic members with a befriender to undertake social activities and work towards prior agreed goals.

Brightlife Age UK Cheshire

Brightlife Age UK Cheshire, Age UK Cheshire, Castle Community Centre, Barber's Lane, Northwich, CW8 1DT
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.

Buckinghamshire Disability Services (BuDDies)

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

BucksVision

Lisa Redford, BucksVision, 143 Meadowcroft, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9HH
BucksVision is the local charity supporting people with sight loss across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. We’re here to support you through all the stages and severity of sight loss. Our Befriending service involves matching you with a volunteer and can include regular visits at your home for companionship or going out to visit local coffee shops or for walks etc.

Building Futures Together

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

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

Cancer 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.

Cancer Support Scotland (Wellbeing service)

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

Caraidean Uibhist

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

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.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, 2nd Floor, Hobart House, 80 Hanover Street, EH2 1EL
We are Scotland’s largest health charity working to help people with chest, heart and stroke conditions live life to the full. No one should have to recover alone.

CREST Waltham Forest (Waltham Forest Befriending Service)

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

Crossroads Care Surrey

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

Cyril Flint Volunteers

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

Disability Positive (Counselling and Befriending Service)

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

Dunblane Development Trust (Dementia Friendly Dunblane)

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

East Elloe Good Neighbour Scheme (Befriending Service)

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

English National Ballet

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

Epilepsy Action (Local services)

Epilepsy Action, New Anstey House, Gatewaydrive, Yeadon, West Yorkshire, LS19 7XY
Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy. We want high quality, accessible epilepsy healthcare services, so that people with epilepsy have the support they need to manage their condition. We want wider awareness and understanding of epilepsy, so that people living with the condition are treated with fairness and respect. We have support groups across the country which are gradually reopening. Our supporters, members, staff and volunteers are united by these common goals.
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Epilepsy Connections

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

Folkestone Rainbow Centre

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

Fresh Community Wellness SCIO

Fresh Community Wellness SCIO, 41 Northsea Court, Seaton, Aberdeenshire, AB24 1WG
FRESH Community Wellness SCIO offers a free active befriending service for people of all ages in the Aberdeen area. MI doesn’t mean that we will tell you how you should (or shouldn’t) live your life. FRESH meets up regularly at outdoor locations throughout the city. Meeting outdoors gives everyone the space for some fresh air and light exercise. We also have indoor options, for crafts and in our community garden a hub/ base too. The active sessions are all run by registered and PVG assessed volunteers. At the meetups, we can go for a relaxed walk in the area, whether that be the beach, a park, or alongside one of Aberdeen’s beautiful rivers. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds & we have residents assisting us too. Whatever kind of person you are, and whatever interests you, you are bound to meet someone who clicks with you. We are proud to have volunteers and committee members with lived experience, and support some with living experience. But regardless of our individual background, and regardless of yours, all of us will treat you without judgement, and with empathy, kindness, and respect. Please do understand we have to have set boundaries and are unable to share personal numbers/ details.
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Getting Better Together

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

Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP)

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

Grand Union Housing Group (Health and Wellbeing)

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

Headway Somerset (Making Headway)

Headway Somerset, Headway Somerset, First Floor Victoria House, Victoria Street, Somerset, TA13FA
Making Headway Buddies work across Somerset to support and encourage people following an acquired brain injury, as they look to rebuild confidence and make connections with their communities and interests.

HEY Smile Foundation (CallER Collective)

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

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. We continue to support people in local communities during COVID-19 pandemic. The Helping Hands team also offer end of life support within Hospitals and Care Homes. Highland Hospice work in partnership with befriending services throughout the Highlands.

Home-Start Perth and Kinross

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

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

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

Jersey Hospice Care

Jersey Hospice Care, Jersey Hospice Care, Mont Cochon, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3JB
Jersey Hospice Care in in the process of developing a befriender service.

Lead Scotland (Fife Befriending Adults)

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

Leuchie House (Leuchie@Home)

Leuchie House, Leuchie House, East Lothian, EH39 5NT
Leuchie House is a National Respite Centre for individuals with long term neurological conditions.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

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

Link Age Southwark

Melissa & Lucilla, Link Age Southwark, URC, Tell Grove, None, SE22 8RH
Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity that provides friendly volunteer support to people over 60 across the London Borough of Southwark.
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Linknet Mentoring Limited (Befriending)

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

Living Truth CIC

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

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.

Marie Curie (Community Engagement, Involvement and Development)

Marie Curie, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
Our Helper Volunteers offer companionships and practical support to terminally ill people, their families and carers.

Meal Makers (Food Train)

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

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

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

Morden College

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

MS Society Cymru

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

Multiple System Atrophy Trust

Multiple System Atrophy Trust, City Business Centre, 51 St Olav's Court, Lower Road, London, SE16 2XB
The Multiple System Atrophy Trust is the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by multiple system atrophy (MSA) – a rare neurological disease with no known cause or cure

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.

NHS Fife

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

North and West Yorkshire ASBAH (NWY ASBAH)

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

North Coast Connection

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

North Halifax Partnership (Staying Well) (Staying Well)

North Halifax Partnership (Staying Well), Kevin Pearce Children's Centre, Ovenden Road, W.Yorkshire, HX3 5RQ
Staying Well was established in 2014 to establish interventions for a range of socially isolated people in Calderdale. Using a wide range of community activities, groups and organisations Staying Well has reduced isolation for many residents. The telephone befriending scheme was established during the Covid Crisis and provides weekly phone befriending by trained volunteers.

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.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity, 91 Royal College St, NW1 0SE
Around 70,000 adults and children in the UK have PKD. We support those affected, their families and carers, with information, help and understanding. We raise awareness and fund research into the causes of PKD, with the aim of discovering treatments and a cure.
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Positive Help - Befriending

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

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

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

Rannoch Community Trust

Rannoch Community Trust, Tigh Na Coille, Camghouran, Tayside, PH17 2QG
We support people of all ages who are socially isolated or feeling lonely.

Raploch Community Partnership

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

Ray of Light Wales Cancer Support

Ray Of Light Wales Cancer Support, The Meadows, Peterston Road, Groesfaen, South Glamorgan, CF72 8NU
Ray of Light Cancer Support provides free social and emotional support to patients, carers, friends and families affected by cancer

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.

Safety Net (UK)

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

ScotsCare (Blether Buddy Befriending Service)

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

Scottish Cot Death Trust

Scottish Cot Death Trust, Scottish Cot Death Trust, 5th Floor (5B), Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8SJ
Scottish Cot Death Trust was founded in 1985 and is the only charity in Scotland dedicated to the sudden unexpected death of babies and young children. We aim to provide holistic bereavement support for all family members, where and when they need it. Peer support includes our befriending service and online peer support groups.

Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SHASBAH)

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

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

SLCo (Speech Language Communication Company)

SLCo, 42-44 Castle St, DD1 3AQ
Get A Buddy GAB is a programme designed for children and young people aged between 11 and 21 who experience social exclusion due to speech, language and communication barriers.

Sneham Malaysia

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

South Derbyshire CVS

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

Southwark Irish Pensioners Project

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

St Andrews Hospice

Donna Bruce, 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.

Stanwell Food Bank (Stanwell Befriending)

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

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, or those who are lonely or bereaved.

Sue Ryder

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

The Careline (Care Friends)

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

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, (Communities Active)

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

The Disability Social Network (Community Befriending Service)

The Disability Social Network, Gainsborough House, 18 Parnell Street, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NB
Anyone suffering from social isolation will be able to connect with a befriender, and in turn, reconnect with their local community. Socialising is a big part of everyday life and not socialising can be detrimental to their mental and physical health.

The Leanne Fund

Chrisetta Mitchell, The Leanne Fund, 36 Point Street, Stornoway, Eilean Siar, HS1 2XF
The Leanne Fund wants to significantly improve the lives of Cystic Fibrosis sufferers and their families by helping those affected by the illness to live a full and rewarding life within their communities.

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust, The Lullaby Trust, CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR
The Lullaby Trust offer confidential support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child. Our Team of Befrienders are bereaved parents, grandparents and adult family members, who offer support, which is arranged via the Support Team. We know how isolating it can feel to be bereaved by sudden infant death, and sometimes speaking to someone who has been through something similar can be a comfort.

The Mulberry Centre (The Mulberry Centre Telephone Befriending Project)

The Mulberry Centre, WMHU, Twickenham Road, Middlesex, TW7 6AF
The Mulberry Centre is a cancer information and support centre with a welcoming and non-clinical environment based within the grounds of West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth. Our aim is to deliver a range of information and support services to all people affected by a diagnosis of cancer: the cancer patient, those bereaved by cancer and the main carer/supporter. Our telephone befriending service started in November 2020 and aims to work with clients age 65+ who are affected by cancer providing regular check in and chat calls over a time limited period and an introduction to our variety of remote services and a weekly social online workshop. Although most our users come from the London Boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond and Ealing, we are open to all, regardless of postcode or hospital of diagnosis.
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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 Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

The Prince & Princess Of Wales Hospice, 20 Dumbreck Rd, Bellahouston Park, G41 5BW
The hospice offers a befriending service for patients, who are feeling isolated and would benefit from the company and support of a hospice befriender.

The Reading Agency

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

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare

Annabella Dudziec, The Wimbledon Guild Of Social Welfare, 30/32 Worple Road, SW20 8QQ
About Wimbledon Guild A local charity supporting people across Merton We are a community charity in Merton providing a hand-up, not a hand-out. Our services aim to:  Reduce social isolation and loneliness  Help people who are experiencing difficulties  Enable older people to be active and healthy Befriending aims to reduce social isolation by matching clients with a Volunteer Befriender who they speak to or see every week. Wimbledon Guild work in partnership with Age UK Merton to deliver Merton Befriending Programme for people who are socially isolated and meet the following criteria:- • living in Merton • housebound and/or • living alone and/or • recently bereaved and/or • living with a long term condition

Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours

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

Trent and Dove Housing

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

TRIP Community Transport (TRIP Befriending)

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

Vanik Council UK

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

VISITING FRIENDS SCIO

VISITING FRIENDS SCIO, First Floor, 101-103 East Clyde Street, Argyll And Bute, G84 7PJ
Visiting Friends provides volunteer befrienders for any adult in Helensburgh and Lomond who might be socially isolated or lonely. Clients are carefully matched with one volunteer who will make a weekly visit or telephone call. Visiting Friends also normally holds regular coffee mornings for the friends throughout the year and ensures that issues like transport are addressed to ensure that the client can attend.

Voluntary Action Camden

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

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan)

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, 128, Almada Street, South Lanarkshire, ML3 0EW
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Voluntary Services Lewisham

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

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

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

Volunteer Centre Sutton (Sutton Befrienders)

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

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

Wednesday's Child

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

Wellbeing Scotland

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

Yealmpton Community Association (Yealmpton and Brixton Community Friendship Project)

Yealmpton Community Association, The Yealmpton Community & Resource Centre, Stray Park, Devon, PL8 2HF
We offer befriending for people who our housebound or feel isolated and would like some companionship.