National Helplines and Websites
Age Scotland: This is a national voluntary organisation with the primary aim of improving life for all older people in Scotland.
Website: Age Scotland
Helpline: 0800 12 44 222
Good Morning Service: Provide a free telephone alert and befriending service to older people aged 60+. Available in Ayrshire and Glasgow only.
Website: Good Morning Service
Tel: 0141 336 7766 or 0333 101 0036
Groups and Services in Fife
Tel: 01592 756316
Contact the Elderly: help people aged 75 or older. If they are lonely, live at home on their own and are unable to easily get out of the house unaided. Small local groups use volunteer drivers who each pick up 1 or 2 elderly people from their own homes. They take them to the home of a volunteer host where the volunteers and older people spend a few hours together with afternoon tea, usually on a Sunday. Each group normally meets once a month, welcomed into the homes of different hosts. Groups are held in Dunfermline, Glenrothes, St Andrews and Dalgety Bay. Please contact local development officer for more information.
Tel: 0800 716543
Website: Contact the Elderly
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