Welcome to the Home Page of Kincardine & Deeside Befriending
As people become older many can, unfortunately, experience isolation and loneliness, perhaps as a result of bereavement, loss of mobility, illness or family migration. This in turn can lead to loss of confidence, depression and general poor health which ultimately may contribute to older people leaving their home and moving into residential accommodation.
K & D Befriending is a local registered charity which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people throughout the Kincardine and Deeside area by matching them on a one to one basis with a volunteer befriender. A regular visit from a befriender can provide companionship, practical and emotional support, and generally improve physical and mental wellbeing.
'When you live alone it is nice to have someone to talk to and takes away the loneliness (Client)'
'I enjoy being able to share in the life of another person in a way that is enriching to us both.'(Befriender)
'To clients who have no family locally it's their lifeline to getting out and about for an hour or so to do their own banking, shopping etc, rather than have a worker do it for them. This gives them back a bit of confidence and also allows them to stay independent.' (Referrer)
'Mum loves the 1:1 special time she has with her befriender and the trips they take.' (Carer)
The following newsletters are a great way to keep up to date with what's happening at K & D Befriending ...... we hope you enjoy them.
Please contact us if you would like any further information.
|Newsletter November 2012||1.63 MB|
|Newsletter April 2013||683.07 KB|