Fife Council is working with partners in the Voluntary Sector which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation among vulnerable people living at home in Fife, who are socially isolated because of illness, disability or some difficulties in their life. This project will link to the Integration of Health and Social Care and the growing pressure on both NHS Fife and Social Work Service to manage the growing demand for services for Adults and Older people.

Befriending Service

OrganisationArea CoveredSummary of ServiceService Contact
Age Concern (Glenrothes) Glenrothes & Surrounding Area For socially isolated older people (aged 65+).

Julie Young

Fiona Mackay

100 Scott Road

Tel: 01592 756316

Care and Share Companionship Kirkcaldy's area including Dysart, Burntisland and Kinghorn Care and Share Companionship provides face-to-face support for people over the age of 60 living in isolation and/or loneliness in the Kirkcaldy area including Dysart, Burntisland and Kinghorn.

Teresa Naylor

Tel:  07494 129112

Website:  Care and Share Companionship

Castle Befriending Scheme North East Fife Area (excluding the East Neuk) For older and elderly people (50+).

Lesley Haycock -

Castle Furniture Project (Castle Enterprise Scotland Ltd)
East Burnside
Tom Rodgers Mill
KY15 4DQ

Tel: 07486 691108

Crossroads Central Befriending Fife Central, Levenmouth and North East Fife Anyone over 16 years in Fife Central, NE Fife and Levenmouth who is suffering the effects of Social Isolation or Loneliness.

Marie Lindsey

Tel: 01592 630253

Website:  Crossroads Fife

East Neuk of Fife Befriending Service East Neuk of Fife - from Kingsbarns to Crail, Cellardyke, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie, Kilconquhar including Colinsburgh The befriending service involves matching people 65 years and older, who live alone or have very few or no social visitors, with a volunteer befriender who will visit on a regular basis. Ruby Urlotti -

Tel: 01333 311837

ENeRGI Befriending Service North East Fife (Leuchars to St. Andrews and down the coast to the East Neuk) then and including Levenmouth, Methil, Buckhaven. People with mental health issues and/or substance misuse and their carers - people who are socially isolated and lonely, or at risk of these.

Eileen Cowie

Tel: 07966 791844

Tel: 01333 730477

Fife Carers Centre Fife Wide We support adult and older people who are unpaid carers in Fife. Fife Carers Centre Befriending project aims to reduce isolation of unpaid carers. Trained volunteers will be matched with identified carers to develop confidence and help them become more involved in their community, by identifying community resources for carers to access and supporting them to do so. Helen Honore

Tel: 01592 205472

Tel: 07493 482257

seescape Fife Wide seescape (the operational name for Fife Society for the Blind) is the leading charity provider of support services for people with a visual impairment in Fife. We aim to empower people with visual impairment to live safely, independently and achieve their personal goals.  We offer a range of services as part of a one-stop-shop approach, including information and advice, rehabilitation, assistive technology training, befriending and social groups. Kirstie Henderson -

Tel:  01592 649883

Tel:  07946 288712

Tel:  (seescape mainline)  01592 644979 / Ext: 2033

Website:  seescape

Kingdom Companions

(Fife Voluntary Action)

Fife Wide Adults, but must not require long-term befriender. Short-term, goal-specific befriending e.g. dealing with bereavement, moved to a new area, help to access community facilities, rebuild confidence after stint in hospital etc.

Nicci McDougall -

Tel: 0845 3896046

LEAD - Scotland Fife Wide Adults (16+) and older people who are socially isolated due to factors such as disability and change of circumstance. Time limited to 4-6 months support.

Louise Andree -

Tel: 07950 771875

LinkLiving Fife Wide Older people above the age of 65 years.

Fiona Sword -

Tel: 01592 644048

Marie Curie Fife Wide People and families living with a terminal illness. We offer companionship, practical help, a break for carers and families. Trained volunteers are matched and can offer up to 3 hours per week. Volunteers can also signpost to other services. Marie Curie Helpline:  0800 090 2309

Website:  Marie Curie Fife Service