Aberdeen Befriending Project

What?

 

Everyone can feel lonely and isolated at times, especially if experiencing hardship.


This year, in response to the crippling effects of loneliness and isolation on people's physical, emotional and mental health, that the pandemic has only exacerbated, TLC has set up a befriending service to combat loneliness and isolation in Aberdeen.


Our aim is that our expertly trained and compassionate volunteers will not only provide a lifeline to people, in the form of friendship but also a helping hand to reconnect to the community, bringing joy and passion back into people’s lives.

 

Due to Covid-19 government restrictions, the project will run differently than usual with the use of video conferencing or by phone, however, once restrictions are eased and it is safe to meet in person, befriending sessions will operate face-to-face in people’s homes or in the community.

 

If you would like to be a beacon of hope for someone in need, please apply to become a TLC Befriender.

Training?

 

There is a full training package on offer and regular supervision available for any issues that may arise. You will not just be left on your own, we will be with you every step of the way. 

 

How to get involved?

 

If you'd like to get involved, please contact us through our website or alternatively by emailing Jonny at jonny@tlc.org.uk.