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, retirement, loss of mobility, illness or because families are busy or move away from the local area. 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; in many cases, a carer also benefits from the welcome respite provided.
'Having a befriender has been very good for me. Louise is someone I can talk to outside the family. I look forward to her visits. She understands me and we have a chat and lots of laughs together. She brightens my day! Thank you K & D Befriending' (Befriendee)
'I enjoy being able to share in the life of another person in a way that is enriching to us both. My visits have brought some male company into the life of my befriendee ... and give some relief to the primary carer too' (Befriender)
'This is an excellent service which gives carers peace of mind knowing that there is someone visiting, and showing an interest in, their loved one.' (Carer of a befriendee)
'My client really enjoys the company of her befriender and I am sure the support has helped her to remain safely in her own home ... the visits and companionship have been invaluable' (Referrer)
The following newsletters are a great way to keep up to date with developments at K & D Befriending .... please contact us if you would like further details.
|Newsletter 2015 March||1.08 MB|
|Newsletter 2016 February||907.16 KB|
|Newsletter 2017 March||1.05 MB|