Befriending

Support For The Elderly & Disabled living in Bellshill and Surrounding Communities

About Us

BeFriend in Bellshill provides support for elderly or disabled persons living in: Bellshill, Mossend, Holytown, Coatbridge and Viewpark. Volunteer befrienders spend time with befriendees offering social contact and companionship which reduces feelings of loneliness and isolation and improves health and wellbeing. Information on this page explains how to make a referral for befriending support and how you can get involved as a Volunteer befriender.

BeFriend in Bellshill recognises elderly or disabled members in our community experience loneliness or isolation. We aim to provide companionship and support and increase the confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing of our befriendees

BeFriend in Bellshill also accepts referrals for telephone befriending. This free services offers companionship for isolated persons through weekly telephone calls, provided by trained and supportive volunteers.


One-To-One Befriending

We aim to provide companionship and support, to increase the confidence and self-esteem of our Befriendees.

Telephone Befriending

A free telephone befriending service offering companionship for isolated people through weekly telephone calls provided by trained and supported volunteers.

Group Support Befriending

Our volunteers and Befriendees meet weekly to socialise, introduce new Befriendees and join in different activities.



Get In Contact With Us

Feel free to get in touch with us however is most suitable, whether by phone, email or pop in and see us!

Opening Hours:Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 16:00
Phone Number:01698 573251
Email Us:befriending@oncbellshill.org




Our Sponsors

BeFriend in Bellshill is funded by the Big Lottery Fund Investing in Communities.

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Meet The Befriending Team!

Mary Murphy - Project Coordinator

Mary Murphy

Project Coordinator

Elaine Hamilton - Assistant Coordinator

Elaine Hamilton

Assistant Coordinator

Tammy Rankine - Admin Assistant

Tammy Rankine

Admin Assistant

Looking to get Involved?

How can I get involved? Make use of the Information below: about making a referral for one-to-one or group support, information about telephone befriending and new referral form and information about volunteering are available to download links.

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Download Our Volunteering LeafletDownload
Download Our Referal LeafletDownload
Download The Befriending Referal Form (Word Doc)Download
Download The Telephone Befriending LeafletDownload
Download The Telephone Befriending Referal Form (Microsoft Word Doc)Download

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