Growing demand for befrienders

Kincardine & Deeside Befriending say there is a growing demand for befrienders from older people who are lonely or isolated.

The Organisation matches older people with volunteer befrienders for companionship and emotional support. Feeling lonely can impact on physical health as well as mental wellbeing and they are in no doubt about the benefits of befriending.

Lisa Wass, Deeside Co-ordinator said: “I’ve seen first -hand the difference that befrienders have on elderly people who use the service. A simple home visit to an older person in their own home for company and a chat or a trip out can make a huge difference to their life”

Kincardine & Deeside Befriending are calling on caring people with time to give, a friendly face and listening ear to get to know older people in their community.

For more information about volunteer befriending please contact Deeside Co-ordinator (Tel 01330 823368) or Kincardine/Mearns Co-ordinator (Tel 01569 765714).