Oxgangs Befriending Service is a free service for the over 60s living in the EH10 & EH13 areas of Edinburgh. Our volunteers are matched with an older person for 6-9 months for support and friendship. The aim is to help older people to get out and about more, to form links in their local community and help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation as well as increasing their self confidence and independence.
If you would like to volunteer and get involved please get in touch. Your contribution can make a huge difference to the life of an older person. Please note volunteers must be 18 and over.
Right: Befriender out with one of our clients
Below: Quote from one of our befriender volunteers