Please see our news page for the latest COVID-19 information for befrienders.

Update on Befriending Service 12 January 2021

On Tuesday 5 January 2021 the First Minister announced that mainland Scotland would remain at Level 4 with the added introduction of increased restrictions similar to the March 2020 lockdown.  Further guidance on these restrictions are published on the Scottish Government's website -

Under these restrictions we will be continuing our befriending service with telephone calls, letters and cards.  If you require further advice or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your coordinator.

We will continue to monitor UK and Scottish Government announcements and will update our website and Facebook page with any changes.

We understand these are difficult and challenging times.  Thank you for your co-operation and support.

Take care and stay safe.

Trustees and Staff, Kincardine and Deeside Befriending


Stonehaven Office 01569 765714

Banchory Office    01330 823368


AVA Community Spirit Award

In view of all the exceptional volunteering that has been going on in communities to help the more vulnerable in our villages and towns across Aberdeenshire  during the COVID 19 situation, AVA launched their Community Spirit Awards recently.

We are delighted today to say that Kincardine and Deeside Befriending volunteers have been recognized for the difference they have been making and the community spirit you have been showing across Aberdeenshire.

Well done and Thank you – a well deserved award for you all.

AVA Community Award

Restart of Face to Face Befriending Visits from 1st August 2020

The Scottish Government has confirmed that individuals can stop shielding from 1st August. This is because the rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland is currently very low. Hopefully, this will remain the case and further lockdowns will not occur for us, but we will need to be mindful of possible local changes in this relaxation.

So, from the 1st of August Kincardine and Deeside befrienders and befriendees will be able to meet up again face to face, following social distancing guidelines and hand hygiene, cough etiquette guidelines which are highlighted below.


COVID–19 Important Information

In response to the coronavirus pandemic Kincardine and Deeside Befriending has had to move from our face to face befriender visits to a model of telephone support for the older, vulnerable people we serve. 

We have taken this step to protect befriendees, befrienders and staff from exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep everyone safe. 

Kincardine and Deeside Befriending remains active in supporting older people (over 55yrs) living in the community who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness. 


Newsletter March 2019

Newsletter March 2018

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