Services we offer

There's something for everyone

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Whats on at ONC

Activity Time of Activity
Theo's Cafe Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 15:00
BeFriend in Bellshill Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 16:00
Home Start Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 16:00
Men's Social Group Monday: 12:00 - 15:00 & Friday: 10:00 - 13:00
Bellshill Kai Wado Monday & Wednesday: 18:00 - 21:00
Wee Friendly Club Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00 - 15:00
Community Fridge Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 - 14:00
Digital Inclusion Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00
Fool On (Performance Arts Group) Tuesday: 13:00 - 16:00
Activity Time of Activity
Elisa's Dance Academy Tue & Thur: 18:30 - 21:00 & Sat: 09:00 - 15:00
West End BeFriending Group Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:00
G.A. Dance (Children's Dance Class) Wednesday: 17:00 - 18:00
People Plus Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00
Petals (Flower Arranging Class) Thusday: 13:30 - 15:00
Slimming World Thursday: 15:30 - 19:00
Musical Memories Friday: 13:30 - 14:30
1st Bellshill & Mossend Scouts Friday: 17:45 - 21:00

Download our schedule here:   Download

BeFriend In Bellshill

One-To-One Befriending

Telephone Befriending

Group Befriending

Our Befriending Service is for older adults living in Bellshill, Holytown, Viewpark, and Coatbridge. Our service is free and provided by our staff and volunteer team. We provide social contact and companionship. We aim to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation and improve the wellbeing of those connected to our service.

Looking for more information?

Please click on the links below

  • Volunteer Leaflet - Link
  • Befriendee Leaflet - Link
  • Telephone Befriending Leaflet - Link
  • One-to-one Referral Form - Link
  • Telephone Referral Form - Link
  • Referral Leaflet - Link


  • East Stewart Gardens Group (Coatbridge) - Link
  • Frank Ferguson Group (Bellshill) - Link
  • Kew Gardens Group (Tannochside) - Link
  • Musical Memories Group (Bellshill) - Link
  • West End Group (Bellshill) - Link

No Referal needed for groups. Please phone for more info.

Get in contact with us

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Phone number: 01698 842215
Follow us on Twitter: @befriendbhill

Wee Friendly Club

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Our Wee Friendly Club is tailored to provide dedicated support for older individuals and their carers residing in Bellshill and its neighbouring areas. Operating every Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 to 15:00, this daily care service offers a secure and welcoming environment. It aims to empower older people, fostering their independence while ensuring they have access to appropriate support when needed.

For a small fee, participants receive a comprehensive package covering lunch, snacks, transportation to and from our centre, and engaging daily activities. Our programme includes a variety of activities such as games, quizzes, singing, musical entertainment, carpet bowls, arts and crafts, social events, and day trips. These activities are thoughtfully designed to promote physical movement, stimulate the intellect, and encourage social interaction, contributing to the overall well-being of older individuals by maintaining good physical health and mental vitality.

In addition to our regular services, the Wee Friendly Club also offers the Men's Social Club on Mondays from 12:00 to 15:00 and Fridays from 10:00 to 13:00. This club is open to men of all ages to enjoy a few hours to socialise and enjoy a snack and some coffee.


  • Mens Group Leaflet - Link
  • Wee Friendly Club Poster - Link
  • Wee Friendly Club Info - Link

Get in Touch

Phone: 01698 573250


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About Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre

Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre is a dynamic, community-based organisation operating for the benefit of people living in the Orbiston and Bellshill areas of North Lanarkshire. Our vision is of a thriving, inclusive community where people live, work, and play in harmony. The principal services are the Wee Friendly Club, Theo's Cafe, Community Fridge, Digital Inclusion, Befriending, and Volunteering. In addition to this, we also provide meeting space for other groups and activities.

The history

Founded in 1993 by members from two Church of Scotland congregations, the organisation took shape with a vision to make a positive impact on the Bellshill community. The Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, established in 1995, serves as a hub for various services and initiatives aimed at addressing social exclusion and alleviating deprivation in the local area.

How to Donate

Support Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre in our mission to make a positive impact on the local community. Your generous donations help sustain our efforts to benefit people of all ages. Click the link below to donate through PayPal and be a part of our shared commitment to community well-being.

Theo's Cafe

Welcome to Theo's Café, where we elevate the well-being of our community through affordable, nutritious, and delicious offerings. From homemade meals to daily specials, our menu includes breakfasts, paninis, wraps, and more. In a relaxed environment, we foster connections and serve fresh, locally sourced food. Catering to various occasions, we provide outside catering services. Proudly holding the Healthy Living Award, we prioritise local and Fairly Traded products. Join us at Theo’s for a taste of community and good food.

Community Fridge

At Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, our Community Fridge initiative aims to make essential items accessible to everyone in the community at an affordable price. Choose any 10 items from our well-stocked shelves for just £3. Whether you're facing financial challenges or seeking budget-friendly options, the Community Fridge is open to all.

Digital Learning

Join our Digital Inclusion Classes every Tuesday, designed for adult learners seeking to enhance their IT skills. Delivered in a friendly and informal setting, these classes provide basic IT skills and confidence-building for beginners. Our digital volunteers offer dedicated support. We cater to all learners, including older individuals seeking assistance with CVs and job applications.


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Embarking on a volunteering journey is not just about lending a hand; it's an opportunity for personal growth and fulfilment. At Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, volunteering is a chance to forge new friendships, boost confidence, acquire valuable skills, gain practical work experience, and enhance your CV – all while making a positive impact in the local community. Whether you're 15 or older, we invite you to join our friendly and supportive environment. No prior experience is necessary; we provide training at the centre. Discover the rewarding experience of volunteering with us!

Explore a variety of volunteer opportunities at Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre across different service areas. From administrative tasks and clerical work to serving customers in Theo's Cafe, engaging in fun activities in our Wee Friendly Club, or supporting our BeFriending team, there's something for everyone. Additionally, volunteers can assist computer learners in our IT suite.

If you work office hours or attend full-time education, you might consider joining our board of directors or contributing to non-service activities like fundraising and promotion. Join us in creating a positive impact in the community through diverse and rewarding volunteer opportunities.

How to get involved

Get in contact with the Volunteering Administrator to see how you can help at the Oribiston Neighbourhood Centre.
Phone: 01698 842215

Contact Us

Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre warmly welcomes the public year-round, providing a welcoming space from dawn till dusk. Nestled on the grounds of the former Orbiston Parish Church, our main entrance and accessible car park are conveniently located on Footfield Road. For those relying on public transportation, frequent bus services stop at Farmgate Square and Babylon Road, just a short 300 metres from our doorstep.

Drivers can easily navigate to the centre from the M74 and M8 motorways by following the A725 and B7070. If you prefer train travel, Bellshill Train Station is a mere 0.5 miles away (700 metres walking distance), offering direct services between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central train stations.

Where to Find us

Busby Road, Bellshill
North Lanarkshire
Phone: 01698 842215
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