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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.

Age Exchange

Age Exchange, 11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA
Age Exchange’s Virtual Day Care Service The Virtual Day Care service provides a meaningful connection for people living with dementia, those that care for them, and older people experiencing loneliness and/or isolation. It is comprised of several elements. Befriending Telephone Calls Our dedicated team of staff, Reminiscence Arts practitioners and volunteers make these calls regularly. Activity Boxes and DVDs Giving everyone the opportunity to be creative, stay active and have fun – whether that be through visual art, crafts, games, song or movement – is very important to our work at Age Exchange.

Age UK Barnet

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

Age UK York Community Befriending Service

Julie Carter, Age UK York Community Befriending Service, St Edmund's House, Margaret Street, North Yorkshire, YO10 4UX
Age UK York Community Befriending Service provides support, companionship and support for older people living alone in the community.

Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau

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

Alford Hub

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

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Services

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

Be Free Young Carers

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

BEfriend

BEfriend, Boundary House, Boston Road, W7 2QE
We provide one-to-one befriending for adults living in the London Borough of Ealing and have three projects: -Core Befriending: If you or someone you know lives alone, is isolated and feels lonely. -Linked Minds: If you or someone you know lives alone and has become isolated because of a mental health problem. -Carers Short Breaks Project: If you are an unpaid carer for a family member or friend, we can provide a trained volunteer to visit weekly and spend time with the cared-for person so you can have a 3 hour break. All our volunteers are trained in Befriending, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults have been DBS checked.

BeFriend in Bellshill

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

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.
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Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK, 126 Fairlie Road, SL1 4PY
We are here to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss. We help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services. We give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life.

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.

Buddies for All

Buddies For All, 29 Grace Path, Sydenham, London, SE26 4SF
Buddies for All is a social and leisure buddying scheme that supports disabled people with all social and leisure activities in London. You can request a buddy if you or someone you know would benefit from the support of a volunteer buddy and the opportunity to attend social or leisure events together. Please also note that our buddies are not carers or qualified health and support professionals of any kind. They are volunteers who wish to make a difference to the lives of disabled people outside of their medical or care needs. All our volunteer buddies are interviewed and must undertake an enhanced DBS check before being matched with a buddy. What Buddies for All does provide: - Telephone buddies - Video buddies - Face to Face support buddies - for social and leisure activities only What Buddies for All does not provide: - A care service e.g., support with a client’s toileting requirements when at home or in the community - A personal assistant service e.g., support with personal care, or household tasks - A personal escort service e.g., driving a client to hospital appointments or other activities that are not social or leisure focused - A support worker service e.g., requiring the buddy to support the client in their voluntary or paid work or providing advice or support around sourcing NHS prescriptions - An advocacy support e.g., sending any emails or written correspondence to an individual or business - A dating service - We are not a dating service and do not provide advice in this area - Support for an illegal activity e.g., the use of recreational drugs to help manage an individual’s condition / impairment To reiterate we will not provide a service for individuals such as attending hospital appointments or any other activity, which is not social or leisure focused. Please note that unless otherwise agreed with Buddies for All or the buddy themselves, the client is required to pay any out-of-pocket expenses when attending all social or leisure activities with the buddy. Additionally, if a client is attending an event where a companion ticket is purchased, it is assumed this ticket will be given to the buddy in exchange for this support at specified events (subject to the event’s terms and conditions) as the buddy can usually attend with the client’s companion ticket free of charge. To begin your buddying journey with us please visit https://buddiesforall.org.uk/ to sign up today!

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.

Community Solutions North West

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

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

Rhoda Reid, COVEY Befriending (Hamilton), Regent House, 9 High Patrick Street, ML3 7JA
COVEY offers support to vulnerable young people, children and families aged 7-18 in South Lanarkshire. Support is also provided for parents and carers with individual and group support being given where necessary.

Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO

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

CREST Waltham Forest (Waltham Forest Befriending Service)

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

Crossroads Care Surrey

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

Cyril Flint Volunteers

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

Deaf Action (Sound Sense Befriending Service, Dundee / Online befriending service)

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

Deaf Action (Online Befriending Service)

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

Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK, National Centre For Deafblindness, Rainbow Court, Paston Ridings, Cambridgeshire, PE4 7UP
Deafblind UK support people who have combined sight and hearing loss which affects their access to information, mobility and communication. Deafblindness affects everyone in different ways. Any Deafblind UK member can currently request either a telephone or email befriender and for our BSL using members we also offer video befrienders.

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.
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East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action, Befriending Service

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

East Elloe Good Neighbour Scheme (Befriending Service)

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

Ecas

Sam Collins, 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.

English National Ballet

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

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

Fife Centre for Equalities

Fife Centre For Equalities, Fife Centre For Equalities, New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Fife, KY1 1XT
FCE started the Minority Ethnic 60+ Project in July 2020 because many minority ethnic older people in Fife were unable to access information and support due to language barrier and Covid restrictions.

Folkestone Rainbow Centre

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

Fresh Community Wellness SCIO

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

friendship at home

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

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

GL11 Community Hub

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

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

HANDS (HANDS Help a Neighbour in Distress Scheme)

HANDS, 72, Popes Grove, United Kingdom, TW1 4JX
Small local neighbouhood care group. Providing shopping, transport, gardening, trips out, tea parties and a face to face and telephone befriending service to older people and those with a disability in the immediate locality.
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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.

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.

Home Group

Home Group, 2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth, Tyne And Wear, NE12 8ET
The Volunteer Befriending service offers regular telephone call with one of our trained volunteers for somebody who may be lonely or isolated. Befriending can be a vital link between you and what is going on in the world.
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Home Link Family Support

Jane Ellis, Home Link Family Support, 1 Dalkeith Road Mews, Edinburgh, EH16 5GA
Volunteer to support families with pre-school children, at home, and provide practical and emotional support. By being a good listener, a volunteer can gently build up parents’ skills and self-esteem. During the pandemic our volunteers are still supporting families by phone and zoom.

Home-Start 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.

Include Me 2 Club SCIO (Include Me 2 Club -Buddy Up)

Include Me 2 Club SCIO, The Hub At James McGuire, 124 Main Street, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, G781SG
Include Me 2 Club SCIO - Buddy Up Project provides a service aimed at our members to focus our work on serving anyone with an additional support need, learning, physical disability, or mental health condition, suffering isolation or loneliness whatever their age.

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.

Kent Coast Volunteering (Good Neighbours Service)

Rebecca Bullivant, Kent Coast Volunteering, 3 Park Street, Kent, CT14 6AG
The Kent Coast Volunteering Good Neighbours Service is a befriending service for older people (over 60) living in the Thanet, Dover and Folkestone & Hythe districts.
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Kincardine & Deeside Befriending

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

Lead Scotland (Fife Befriending Adults)

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

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

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

Leuchie House (Leuchie@Home)

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

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

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

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.

Monifieth Befrienders

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

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.

MySight York

MySight York, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, North Yorkshire, YO1 9TU
MySight York MySight York has 2 types of befriending servivces: Home Visiting and Keeping in Touch. The aim of the home visiting service is to support individuals living with sight loss to remain as independent as is appropriate to their circumstances. Our Keeping in Touch Volunteers provide a telephone based befriending service. The home visiting service seeks to enable people to retain as much independence as possible and to reduce social isolation. Volunteers are carefully matched and can visit people in their own homes or at other locations, depending on the individual needs and interests of those using the service. Examples of things a volunteer and client might do include: Reading and sorting mail, non-essential shopping, writing cards, reading out loud for pleasure, going for a walk, exercising or participating in a hobby together or having a chat over a cuppa. Please note that volunteers do not carry out any personal care, undertake cleaning, food shopping for clients, helping with finances or household chores.

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.

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.

Opening Doors (LGBTQ+ Befriending Service)

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

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

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

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

Quarriers Volunteer Centre

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

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.

Ray of Light Wales Cancer Support

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

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

Reach Out Hertfordshire - North Herts Centre For Voluntary Services (NHCVS), 2 Walsworth Road, Hertfordshire, SG4 9SP
Reach Out is a project that aims to reduce loneliness in those who have recently been discharged from hospital, by linking them up with a volunteer in their neighbourhood who can offer companionship and practical support to help them to feel less lonely and isolated.

Royds Community Association

Royds Community Association, Royds Enterprise Park, Future Fields, West Yorkshire, BD6 3EW
We work within the community with predominantly elder individuals who are lonely or isolated.

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

Kirsty Henderson, 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 four core functions: Sight Support, Community Enagement, Assistive Technology and The Optician at seescape, Scotland’s first charity optician which is open to the general public.

Share Community

Share Community, Share Community Ltd, 64 Altenburg Gardens, SW11 1JL
We provide a befriending service for adults with learning disabilities and autism in South West London.

Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SHASBAH)

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

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

Sight Concern Bedfordshire

Sight Concern Bedfordshire, Ground Floor, 116 Bromham Rd, Bedfordshire, MK40 2QN
Sight Concern Bedfordshire is a local, independent charity with offices in Luton and Bedford.

Sight Scotland & Sight Scotland Veterans

Sight Scotland & Sight Scotland Veterans, 50 Gillespie Crescent, EH10 4JB
Sight Scotland is Scotland's largest vision impairment organisation. Sight Scotland Veterans is a registered charity that was established in 1915. Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister organisations.

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 Vision (North West) Limited

Ian Edwards, Sightline Vision (North West) Limited, 1a Farrington Street, Lancashire, PR7 1DY
Sightline offers a confidential telephone befriending service for people with a visual impairment, their friends, family and carers.

SL Healthcare

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

Sneham Malaysia

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

South Ayrshire Befriending Project

South Ayrshire Befriending Project, 4a Citadel Place, KA7 1JN
South Ayrshire Befriending Project (SABP) is a small, independent, registered charity. Young people are supported by our Befriender Volunteers on a one to one basis meeting up for a few hours every two weeks. Our aim is to reduce the social isolation of the young person, increase their confidence and self esteem and to ensure they are included and feel valued.

South Derbyshire CVS

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

Southwark Irish Pensioners Project

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

Staffordshire Sight Loss Association

Staffordshire Sight Loss Association, Unit 6, The Forecourt, 12 Albion Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, ST1 1AS
We are a local charity based in Stoke-on-Trent that provides services and support for people living with sight loss in North Staffordshire. Our telephone befriending service can match you with one of our volunteers for a weekly or fortnightly chat. To access this service please get in touch on 07931327018 or at hello@ssla.org.uk

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

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

Stanwell Food Bank (Stanwell Befriending)

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

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 Link Visiting Scheme

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

The Living Well Project (The Living Well Project Befriending Service)

Ruth Groves, The Living Well Project, Glebe Cottage, Newhills Church, Bucksburn, AB21 9SS
The Living Well Project Befriending Service is based in Newhills, Aberdeen. Referrals may be made by the health and social care sectors or families.

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.
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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 enables people to offer support to older people, adults with physical disabilities and their carers who live near them.

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.

VisionPK

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

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 Action

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

Volunteer Centre 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.

Volunteering Matters (North Lanarkshire Befriending Project)

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

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.