Befriending

Groups and Services in Fife

 

Age Concern Glenrothes: Befriending Service provides opportunities for socially isolated older people to engage with a befriender to participate in their chosen interest or activity within a supportive and friendly environment.
Tel: 01592 756316        Email: info@ageconcernglenrothes.org    Web: Age Concern Glenrothes

Castle Furniture Project: This befriendingproject aims to reduce isolation and enable people in North East Fife to maintain independant living by providing a drop-in service, volunteering opportunities and a buddying service.
Tel:01334 654445          Email: enquiries@castlefurniture.org      Web: Castle Furniture

Crossroads (Fife Central): The Crossroads (Fife Central) befriending service aims to reduce isolation and loneliness by offering support to access social activities and build connections within the local community. We are looking to recruit volunteers from Central and North East Fife.
Tel: 01592 610540       Web: Crossroads

East Neuk Frail Elderly Project: The East Neuk Befriending Service matches people 65years of age and older who live alone who have very few or no visitors with a volunteer befriender who will visit on a regular basis provide friendship with the aim to improving their quality of life.
Tel: 01333 311837          Email: enproject@btinternet.com 

ENERGI: ENeRGI provides a Befriending service for people with mental health and/or substance misuse issues and their carers. They aim to provide a personalised service that will reduce social islation and loneliness.This service is available for those living in the North East Fife and Levenmouth areas.
Tel:01333 730477          Email: energirecovery@btconnect.com      Web: ENERGI

Fife Carers Centre: Fife Carers Centre Befriending project aims to reduce isolation of carers across Fife. Trained volunteers will be matched with identified carers  to develop confidence and help them become more involved in their community, by identifying community resources  for carers to access and supporting them to do so.
Tel: 01592 205472        Email: centre@fifecarers.co.uk       Web: Fife Carers Centre

Fife Society for the Blind: Fife Society offers a one-to-one befriending service for adults of any age who are living with visual impairment or blindness and feel that they are lonely or socially isolated.
Tel:01592 644979         Email: info@fifesociety.com      Web: Fife Society for the Blind

Fife Voluntary Action: Fife Voluntary Action will deliver a short, time-limited (approx. 16 weeks) goal-specific befriending project for adults living in Fife who are challenged socially due to disability, mental health, bereavement, retirement or geography and who seek to increase their levels of independence, by improving their volume of social contact, competency and ability to access activities or services. FVA will recruit and train volunteers to carry out the befriending roles.
FVA will also support the other organisations in the partnership with the recruitment, training and of volunteers, as well as assistance with the associated policies and procedures.
Tel: 0800 389 6046      Email: info@fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk      Web: Fife Voluntary Action

LEAD - Scotland: Fife Wide befriending service for adults and older adults who are socially isolated and lonely e.g. those experiencing Illness, disability, poverty or other difficulties. 
Tel: 07950 771875       Email: landree@lead.org.uk    Web: LEAD Fife

Link Living: RealLiving provides a volunteer befriending service in West Fife in order to reduce isolation of older people improve their social networks and enhance support for one another, focusing on those who are affected by physical or mental frailty and will provide person-centred befriending support both in people’s homes and in their communities with the provision of two weekly social cafés to be held in community venues in West Fife.
Tel:  0330 303 0302

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