Befriending Service

Befriending beats loneliness

Befriending is a supported friendship between two people: a trained volunteer and a friend (befriendee). Befriending is offered to alleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness, resulting from a lack of opportunity to meet people for social contact, make friends and have someone to talk to.

Isolation and loneliness can affect anyone for many different reasons – family living at a distance, experience of bereavements, or frail health restricting lifestyle and activities. Befriending provides safe, reliable, one-to-one friendly social contact which brings companionship, interest and fun and adds social normality to a person’s life.


Who can we help?

Anyone who is over 65 who is lonely or isolated and lives in Bridge of Don, Dyce, Bucksburn 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 e.g. doctor, nurse, a link practitioner or care manager. 


Interested in referring?

Phone or email us using the information below;

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 email it to us at


Important Documents!

Are you interested in volunteering with us? Please complete the form below or download our Volunteer Application Form and return to us.


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    We believe that our services have the potential to have a positive impact on vulnerable people in our local communities. If you would like to know more...