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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington

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

Age UK York Community Befriending Service

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

ALLIANCE CALL & CARE LTD

ALLIANCE CALL & CARE LTD, 17 FARADAY CLOSE, United Kingdom, CO154TR
Alliance Call & Care provides a daily telephone companionship service to anyone who is feeling isolated and lonely. Our service works by pairing each client to one of our Alliance Companions who provides a caring and friendly conversation on a regular basis as required. Conversations can be about day-to-day events, news, TV, family or just general chit chat. Within the Tendring Area, Essex we also offer face to face companionship.
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BeFriend in Bellshill

Mary Murphy, BeFriend In Bellshill, BeFriend In Bellshill, Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre/Utheo Ltd, Busby Road, ML4 2BW
BeFriend in Bellshill is part of the multi-activity Orbiston Neigbourhood Centre.
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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 works on ground level to directly tackle isolation and loneliness in the lives of people living in Lewis.

Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK, 12-14 Harcourt Street, W1H 4HD
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BucksVision

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

Caraidean Uibhist

Julie Lewis, Caraidean Uibhist, 23 Winfield Way, Balvanich, Uist, HS7 5LH
Generic befriending service

Center for Developmentally Disabled

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

Chemists' Community Fund

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

Rhoda Reid, COVEY Befriending (Hamilton), Regent House, 9 High Patrick Street, ML3 7JA
COVEY offers support to vulnerable young people aged 7-18 in South Lanarkshire.

Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO

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

Cyril Flint Volunteers

Alex Neil, Cyril Flint Volunteers, 33 Ballbrook Ave, M16 9DQ
Cyril Flint Befrienders matches trained befriending volunteers with isolated or lonely older people in the local community in Trafford and South Manchester. Our volunteers agree to befriend for a minimum of one hour per week, providing some regular company for those who sign up to our service.

Deaf Action (Sound Sense Befriending Service, Dundee)

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

Deaf Connections

Charlotte, Deaf Connections, 100 Norfolk St, Glasgow City, G5 9EJ
Deaf Connections is the leading voluntary organisation delivering specialist services to adult deaf people across Scotland. Exclusion from a wide range of mainstream services and opportunities continues to drive the development of our new services.

Derby Central United Reformed Church (Networks Befriending Service)

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

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

Ecas

Ally Irvine, Ecas, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, EH7 5QY
Ecas befriending offers friendship and companionship for isolated, physically disabled adults living in Edinburgh. If you are in contact with someone who is isolated due to a physical disability we would like to hear from you. Please review our FAQ before submitting a referral.

Edinburgh Garden Partners

Anya Keenan, Edinburgh Garden Partners , Osborne House, C/o Care & Repair, 1 Osborne Terrace, Lothian, EH12 5HG
We develop and support relationships between people needing help with their gardens and caring volunteer gardeners who have the desire to grow their own food and have no space. We focus support to older and disabled individuals where gardeners take on a unique and nontraditional befriending role, helping them to remain independent in their own homes and develop their community connections.

Edinburgh Headway Group Carers Project

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

Scott Coyne, Epilepsy Connections, 100 Wellington Street, G2 6DH
We offer both one-to-one and group befriending. Living with epilepsy is challenging.

Erskine

Diane McAllister, Erskine, Volunteer Development, The Erskine Home, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU
We deliver befriending services to our residents within our four nursing homes based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bishopton. Our Mission; “To lead by collaborative example, in shaping, developing and delivering outstanding, person-centred care, accommodation and holistic support, so that Veterans in Scotland are valued and enjoy a sense of fulfilment, in every phase of post-Service life” Vision: “A Scotland in which all veterans and their families, are valued and respected, and where high quality, care and support, enable them to maximise their potential and quality of life”

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.

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
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Hands On Project (LEAP)

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

Jane Ellis, Home Link Family Support, 1 Dalkeith Road Mews, Dalkeith Road, EH16 5GA
Our volunteers visit families with pre-school children, at home, to provide practical and emotional support. By being a good listener, a volunteer can gently build up parents’ skills and self-esteem.

IMPACT Fife (Inspiring More Parents and Carers Together)

IMPACT Fife (Inspiring More Parents And Carers Together), 15 Milne Gardens, Fife, KY10 3SG
IMPACT Fife provide a befriending service for families affected by disability, giving the child/young person new opportunities and family members a short break from their caring roles.

Jewish Care Scotland

Ellen McVey, Jewish Care Scotland, The Walton Community Care Centre, May Terrace , Giffnock , G46 6LD
Visit elderly clients in their own homes in E Ren/Glasgow area on a 121 basis. •Maintain confidentiality relating to clients, their families & staff •Improve quality of life & reduce social isolation •Awareness of clients’ needs •Good communication & listening skills •Punctual & reliable, committed & flexible, helpful, caring & friendly •Volunteers should be fit & able to travel •Reimbursement of expenses •Knowledge that every visit improves client’s quality of life & raises self-esteem & confidence

Lead Scotland (Fife Befriending (Adults))

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

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

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

Legion Scotland

Tommy Douglas, Veterans Community Support Manager, Legion Scotland, Legion Scotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, EH7 4HQ
Legion Scotland assists all ex-service men and women of all ages across Scotland to adapt to civilian life by providing community, friendship and practical advice, whether they left military service yesterday or many years ago.

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

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

Monifieth Befrienders

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

National Autistic Society Scotland (Person to Person)

Fiona Couper, National Autistic Society Scotland, Central Chambers (1st Floor), 109 Hope Street, G2 6LL
The Person to Person service provides short term help, advice and support to allow an adult with autism to move forward with an area of their life.

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.

Norfolk Deaf Association

Pam Spicer, Norfolk Deaf Association, 120 Thorpe Road, Norfolk, NR1 1RT
This service offers support and companionship to young people and adults who experience any degree of hearing loss (from being profoundly deaf, BSL users or hard of hearing).

North East Sensory Services (NESS)

Joan Kennedy, North East Sensory Services (NESS), North East Sensory Services, 10 Constitution Road, DD1 1LL
North East Sensory Services(NESS) exists to help people overcome the potentially devastating practical and emotional effects of serious sight or hearing loss. Providing information, equipment and support, NESS is the first fully integrated joint sensory service in Scotland aiming to achieve independence for blind and deaf people. Currently we are developing a one to one volunteer support model in Angus area.

Old Hall Peoples Partnership

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

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

Paces sheffield

Paces Sheffield, Paces Campus, Packhorse Lane, Highgreen, South Yorkshire, S35 3HY
The aim of a Conductive Education programme is to help the learner with physical and associated learning difficulties, learn to develop their physical (motor) and learning skills with a focus on self-care to become independent.

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.

PramaLife

PramaLife, Moran House, 1 Holes Bay Park, Sterte Avenue West, Dorset, BH15 2AA
Prama is a Dorset Charity formed over 35 years ago.

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.

QCCA

QCCA, 45 Ashdown Crescent, London, NW5 4QE
We are a quality services provider for Camden residents, especially those living in Gospel Oak.

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.

Racing Welfare

Kathryn Whiteway, Racing Welfare, 20b Park Lane, Suffolk, CB8 8QD
We offer professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and support staff whose dedication is vital for the wellbeing of racing. Our work aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and through a range of challenges specific to a career in racing. We have a national network of Welfare Officers based in regional offices. We support current and retired racing staff, and their families.

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

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

Reading Voluntary Action

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

Redbridge Carers Support Service

Redbridge Carers Support Service, 12 Clements Court, Clements Lane, Essex, RM6 4PN
Redbridge Carers Support Service supports unpaid carers over the age of 17 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. Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service volunteers will facilitate the person with dementia to continue doing what interests them or to help them to participate in activities that will help to reduce their isolation and improve their general well being.

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

Scotland Versus Arthritis (Staying Connected in Later Life)

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

ScotsCare (Blether Buddy Befriending Service)

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

seescape

Sally Cameron, Seescape, 13 Wilson Avenue, Fife, KY2 5EF
Seescape was founded over 150 years ago in 1865 as Fife Society for the Blind – to make life with a sight loss easier and to allow blind and partially sighted people to be independent. Today, we have three core functions: Sight Support, Access Technology and The Optician at seescape, Scotland’s first charity optician which is open to everyone.
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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 young adults between the ages of 7-25 years who have significant social, emotional and behavioural problems, and those with learning difficulities and/or disabilities to access mainstream provision. Our service also expanded in 2011 to support those aged 60+ and in 2016 expanded to support those aged 60+ who are affected by Dementia

Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire

Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire, 466 Beverley Road, East Yorkshire, HU5 1NF
Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire is a UK registered charity which supports people with sight loss.

Sightline

Pete Hoey, Sightline, 1a Farrington Street, Lancashire, PR7 1DY
Sightline is an evening helpline and telephone befriending service for people with a visual impairment, their friends, family and carers.

South Ayrshire Befriending Project

South Ayrshire Befriending Project, 4a Citadel Place, KA7 1JN
South Ayrshire Befriending Project provides supportive friendship for vulnerable young people living in South Ayrshire.

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

Laura Baird, Stanley Development Trust, 31A Percy Street, Perthshire, PH1 4LU
Stanley Development Trust - our purpose is to improve the quality of life and the environment of the village of Stanley and its surrounding rural area. Part of our Care & Wellbeing Project, the befriending service aims to provide social support to people and families who are challenged by illness, disability, advancing years, or crisis and those at risk of social isolation and loneliness, including individuals whose lifestyle or conduct gives rise to problems for themselves or others. It is a free service and is available to people living in the village of Stanley and the surrounding rural area. Our volunteer befrienders are trained for the role and they are members of the PVG Scheme.

Strathcarron Hospice

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

Strive - Engage Befriending

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

Tailored Befriending

Tailored Befriending, 17 Lodge Road, Fleckney, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 8BX
Offering private mentoring and befriending. Working with people who have had or are having therapy to help them to achieve their goals. Have you been having therapy for a while and feel that although you now have the tools to deal with your issues you are unable to push yourself to do what you need to do next to put these new tools into action? We at Tailored Befriending want to teach you to help yourself and want to avoid reliance therefore offer tailor made packages to suit your needs. We provide face to face consultations with hands on support with any area of need other than personal care. We can also provide support via FaceTime or skype. We are members of the Befriending Network, all are DBS checked and have full insurance. Please contact us at : Email: Amandatailor1978@gmail.com Phone number: 07908416065

The Living Well Project

Ruth Groves, The Living Well Project, The Stables, Newhills Church, Bucksburn, AB21 9SS
A service now running in the Newhills/Bucksburn/Dyce/Bridge of Don/Kingswells areas for anyone aged 65 or over and considered socially isolated.

The Volunteer Link Scheme

The Volunteer Link Scheme, Boundary House, Boston Road, W7 2QE
We are a befriending charity based in the London Borough of Ealing. We train volunteers who visit people once a week for a couple of hours, to help them get out of the house, or to spend time with them at home, or to allow a carer to have a break.

Together Co (Together Co Befriending)

Sean De Podesta, 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.

Trust Befriending - Inverclyde Community Development Trust

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

VisionPK

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

Volunteer Action

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

Volunteering Matters North Lanarkshire Befriending Project

James Donnelly, Volunteering Matters North Lanarkshire Befriending Project, Unit 18, Enterprise House, Dalziel Street, North Lanarkshire, ML1 1PJ
The Volunteering Matters (formerly CSV) North Lanarkshire Befriending Project attracts, trains and vets volunteers to be matched up with young people aged 8-18 who are referred by their social worker with a variety of presenting issues.