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Fife Befriending Service

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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.

Befriending Service

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

Julie Young -juliey@ageconcernglenrothes.org

Fiona Mackay -fiona@ageconcernglenrothes.org

AGE CONCERN GLENROTHES
100 Scott Road
Glenrothes
KY6 1AE

Tel: 01592 756316

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

Lesley Haycock
lesleyhaycock@castlefurniture.org
befriending@castlefurniture.org
Tel: 07486 691108

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

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.

Paul Wilson
paul@crossroadsg.co.uk

Tel: 01592 630253

East Neuk of Fife Befriending Service East Neuk of Fife - from Kingsbarns to Crail, Cellardyke, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie, Kilconquhar including Colinsburgh The befriending service involves matching people 65 years and older, who live alone or have very few or no social visitors, with a volunteer befriender who will visit on a regular basis. Ruby Urlotti -enproject@btinternet.com

Tel: 01333 311837

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.

Eileen Cowie -ecowie.energi@btconnect.com

Tel: 07966 791844

energirecovery@btconnect.com

Tel: 01333 730477

Fife Carers Centre Fife Wide We support adult and older people who are unpaid carers in Fife. Fife Carers Centre Befriending project aims to reduce 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 -Helen.Honore@fifecarers.co.uk

Tel: 01592 205 472

Tel: 07493 482 257

Fife Society for the Blind Fife Wide Adults of any age who are living with visual impairment or blindness. For those who prefer companionship of others also living with visual impairment in a group rather than one-to-one setting, Fife Society for the Blind also runs social groups in Cupar, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Leven, and Kirkcaldy. Rosemary Abbott -rosemary.abbott@fifesociety.com

Tel: 07964 121345

Kingdom Companions

(Fife Voluntary Action)

Fife Wide Adults, but must not require long-term befriender. Short-term, goal-specific befriending e.g. dealing with bereavement, moved to a new area, help to access community facilities, rebuild confidence after stint in hospital etc.

Michaela Lumley -michaela@fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk

Tel: 01592 760720

Janine Stenhouse -janine@fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk

Tel: 01592 645300

Tel: 0800 389 6046

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.

Louise Andree -landree@lead.org.uk

Tel: 07950 771875

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

Fiona Sword

- referralsops@linkliving.org.uk

Tel: 01592 644048

Marie Curie Fife Wide People and families living with a terminal illness. We offer companionship, practical help, a break for carers and families. Trained volunteers are matched and can offer up to 3 hours per week. Volunteers can signpost to other services. Teresa Naylor -teresa.naylor@mariecurie.org

Tel: 07545 422539