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Fife Befriending Service

Fife Council is working with partners in the Voluntary Sector which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation among vulnerable people living at home in Fife, who are socially isolated because of illness, disability or some difficulties in their life. This project will link to the Integration of Health and Social Care and the growing pressure on both NHS Fife and Social Work Service to manage the growing demand for services for Adults and Older people.

OrganisationArea CoveredSummary of ServiceService Contact
Age Concern (Glenrothes) Glenrothes & Surrounding Area For socially isolated older people (aged 65+).

Julie Young

Fiona Mackay

100 Scott Road

Tel: 01592 756316

Care and Share Companionship Kirkcaldy's area including Dysart, Burntisland and Kinghorn Care and Share Companionship provides face-to-face support for people over the age of 60 living in isolation and/or loneliness in the Kirkcaldy area including Dysart, Burntisland and Kinghorn.

Teresa Naylor

Tel: 07494 129112

Website: Care and Share Companionship

Castle Befriending Scheme North East Fife Area (excluding the East Neuk) For older and elderly people (50+).

Castle Furniture Project (Castle Enterprise Scotland Ltd)
East Burnside
Tom Rodgers Mill
KY15 4DQ


Tel: 01334 654445 (Cupar) / 01592 501068 (Glenrothes)

Website: Castle Furniture Project - Befriending

Crossroads Central Befriending Fife Central, Levenmouth and North East Fife Anyone over 16 years in Fife Central, NE Fife and Levenmouth who is suffering the effects of Social Isolation or Loneliness.

Suzanne Forsyth -

Tel: 01592 630253

Website: Crossroads Fife

ENeRGI Befriending Service North East Fife (Leuchars to St. Andrews and down the coast to the East Neuk) then and including Levenmouth, Methil, Buckhaven. People with mental health issues and/or substance misuse and their carers - people who are socially isolated and lonely, or at risk of these.


Tel: 01333 730477

Website: ENeRGI Befriending Service

Fife Carers Centre Fife Wide We support adults and older people who are unpaid carers in Fife. The Fife Carers Centre Befriending project aims to reduce the isolation of unpaid carers. Trained volunteers will be matched with identified carers to develop confidence and help them become more involved in their community, by identifying community resources for carers to access and supporting them to do so. Helen Honore -

Tel: 01592 205472

Tel: 07493 482257

Fife Society for the Blind (SeeScape) Fife Wide SeeScape (the operational name for Fife Society for the Blind) is the leading charity provider of support services for people with a visual impairment in Fife. We aim to empower people with visual impairment to live safely, and independently and achieve their personal goals.  We offer a range of services as part of a one-stop-shop approach, including information and advice, rehabilitation, assistive technology training, befriending, and social groups. Fife Society for the Blind (SeeScape)
Unit H
Newark Road North


Tel: (SeeScape Mainline) 01592 644979 / Ext: 2033

Website: SeeScape

LEAD - Scotland Fife Wide Adults (16+) and older people who are socially isolated due to factors such as disability and change of circumstance. Time limited to 4-6 months support.
Eloise Slaven -

Tel: 07950 771875

LinkLiving Fife Wide Older people above the age of 65 years.


Tel: 01592 644048

Website: LinkLiving Befriending Service

Further Help

On Your Doorstep

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