Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre

BeFriend In Bellshill

BeFriend in Bellshill provides support for elderly or disabled persons living in Bellshill and the surrouding communities in North Lanarkshire.

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About Us

BeFriend in Bellshill provides support for elderly or disabled persons living in Bellshill, Mossend, Holytown, Coatbridge and Viewpark. Volunteers 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

Starting this year BeFriend in Bellshill now accepts referrals for telephone befriending. This free services offers companionship for isolated persons through weekly telephone provided by trained and supportive volunteers.

Opening hours

Office open Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 04.00pm

Phone

Our contact telephone number is: 01698 573251

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Email us

Our E-mail address is: befriend@oncbellshill.org

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

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The BeFriending services:

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One-To-One Befriending

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

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Telephone Befriending

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

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Group support Befriending

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


BeFriend information for referals and volunteers.

How can I get involved?Information 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.

Download here the Volunteering leaflet information

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Download here the Referral leaflet information

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Download here the Befriending referral form (Word doc)

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Download here the Telephone Befriending leaflet information

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Download here the Telephone Befriending referal form (MS Word)

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Meet the team


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Mary Murphy

Project Coordinator

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Elaine Hamilton

Assistant Coordinator

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Tammy Rankine

Admin Assistant