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

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. 

We are proud of the difference regular telephone contacts are making to many older people across Kincardine and Deeside and the input our volunteer befrienders are having bringing companionship and conversation to those they call, brightening individuals’ days and ensuring they do not feel forgotten. 

We understand the vital link the befriending service provides, especially to the elderly and thank all our befrienders who are keeping in touch by telephone, card or letter during these challenging times. 

If you think telephone befriending is something you or an older person you know would benefit from or you have an interest in becoming a volunteer befriender please do contact us.

  • Email:
  • Mobile: 07952 549 974*
  • Stonehaven office: 01569 765 714
  • Banchory office: 01330 823 368

* during this time please call the mobile number listed as office telephones are not being manned every day. The Stonehaven and Banchory offices will be closed to all visitors meantime. 

We will continue to follow advice issued by the NHS, Scottish and UK governments. Further updates will be communicated via our website and by direct telephone, email or letter to all Kincardine and Deeside Befriending stakeholders. 

To find out the latest news about coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the NHS ‘common questions’ website

Thank you for your commitment to Kincardine and Deeside Befriending and trust that together we can help keep each other safe.