Befriending

Groups and Services in Fife

 

Age Concerns 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: julieyoung@ageconcernglenrothes.org

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:01334654445          Email: drewmayne@castlefurniture.org

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

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: 01333311837          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  

Fife Action on Autism: Fife Action on Autism recruits and trains volunteer befrienders and links them to people with autism spectrum disorders, aged 16 and over, with the aim of encouraging them to increase their social experiences with the necessary understanding and support.
Tel: 07884183952         Email: anngreig12@gmail.com

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: Helen.mcfadden@fifecarers.co.uk

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: rosemary.abbott@fifesociety.com

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:01592 760723         Email: Stephen@fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk

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: 0131 228 9441       Email: enquiries@lead.org.uk   

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: 01324 873749 or 07834 655126

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