BeFriend is a project of Berwickshire Housing Association, funded by the The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland.
We provide one to one befriending and group activities for people who are 55 and over, living in Berwickshire or Kelso.
In the current situation, BeFriend is providing telephone befriending only.
If you are feeling isolated or lonely at this time and would appreciate a regular weekly call to chat with one of our friendly team members, please contact us on 01361 884 000 or email BeFriend@berwickshirehousing.org.uk
Our volunteers and staff are vetted (registered with the PVG scheme), fully trained and supported.
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.