BeFriend is here to support isolated people who are over 55 and live in Berwickshire or Kelso.
Our trained and vetted volunteers visit people who feel lonely and isolated, offering companionship, a chat, a chance to go out for coffee, or even a walk round the park. The people we visit really feel the benefit in their physical and mental wellbeing.
As well as one-to-one befriending, we offer the chance to attend our group activities which are organised around community events, craft sessions, indoor sports like boccia, and small concerts.
For people who feel they’ve just lost a little confidence but need to get out and about, we can offer a short term service for up to six weeks.