We currently have two main support services to offer to the community.

We run a Befriending Service where volunteers are matched on a one-to-one basis, with an older person, and the Living Well Café which provides social support for those affected by memory loss and dementia, their families and carers.

Our Befriending Service

Anyone who is over 65 who is lonely or isolated and lives in Bucksburn, Stoneywood, Dyce, Bridge of Don or Kingswells can be referred for a befriender.

A person can refer themselves or be referred by a relative, friend, neighbour or by a professional eg a doctor, nurse, or care manager.

Referring is simple – you can phone us on 01224 712808 and we will complete a referral form over the phone. Alternatively we can send you a referral form by post or email or you can download one here and send it to us.

To find out more about our befriending service click here

Our cafés

The Living Well Café provides a welcoming, safe and supportive place for people living with dementia and/or memory problems and their caregivers. The cafés are open to anyone, and you are welcome to come on your own or with a caregiver.

To come along to the cafes you can be referred through your GP or Community Psychiatric Nurse, or just come along and join in the fun.

If you find this daunting, the café coordinator can visit at home with family members present, so you know a face when you come along. It also gives the family peace of mind when they are able to meet the coordinator in person.

We will help you complete a form so we have contact details and an emergency contact. We will also ask for permission to use your photograph on our web site or Facebook page.

If you would like to download a form to bring with you, you can do that here.

To find out more about our cafés click here.

Useful information

You may also find the following links to other organisations useful.

Alzheimer Scotland
24 hour Helpline 0808 808 3000
aberdeendrc@alzscot.org
www.alzscot.org

Aberdeen Dementia Resource Centre
13-19 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA
01224 644077
Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm

Local Dementia Advisor
01224 644627

VSA Carers Support Services
01224 212021
https://www.vsa.org.uk/carers-and-support-people

Befriending networks
www.befriending.co.uk
info@befriending.co.uk
0131 261 8799

ACVO
www.acvo.org.uk
01224 686058

Bon Accord Care
www.bonaccordcare.org
bacinfo@bonaccordcare.org
01224 570400

Aberdeen Care and Repair
www.aberdeencareandrepair.co.uk
01224 251133