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As people become older many can, unfortunately experience isolation and loneliness 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.

Kincardine & Deeside Befriending was established in 1996 to respond to this need and support those who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. Originally under the umbrella of the local Voluntary Action Network the project became independent in 2001. A Management Committee was established and the project awarded charitable status.

Over the years we have supported many vulnerable older people in the communities of Kincardine, Mearns and Deeside. In the year 2019/20  120 older people benefitted from a regular befriender visiting. This represents each year many hours of companionship and fun across the communities we serve.

K&D Befriending Constitution