Befriending Service

befriender out with a clientsOxgangs 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.

If you are or know of a person who feels lonely and would benefit from  companionship then please get in touch. It's easy to make a referral. You can either call us on 0131 445 3332 or 07482 799710, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or complete the referral form below.

Right: Befriender out with one of our clients

Below: Quote from one of our befriender volunteers

 befriender quote