BeFriend is a project of Berwickshire Housing Association, part funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland.
We provide one to one befriending and group activities for people who are 65 and over, living in Berwickshire or Kelso.
If you are feeling isolated or lonely or would like to become a volunteer befriender, please contact us on 0800 652 8104 (freephone) or email BeFriend@berwickshirehousing.org.uk
Our volunteers and staff are vetted, fully screened, and supported.
Our trained and vetted volunteers visit or call people who feel lonely and isolated, offering companionship, a chat, a chance to go out for coffee, or even a walk around the park. The people we visit really feel the benefit to their physical and mental wellbeing.
As well as one-to-one befriending, we offer the chance to attend group activities which are organised around community events, craft sessions, music, quizzes, and Therapets.