Caraidean Uibhist (Uist Befrienders)

Charity registered in Scotland SC034083

By involving volunteers in useful and rewarding work in their community, the Uist Befriending Scheme aims to reduce lonliness and social isolation among people facing all sorts of difficulties in their life, particularly in the rural areas of the Uists.

Current opportunities

Volunteers are needed to phone those needing support to help them overcome loneliness and other difficulties in these troubled times. A friendly phone call can really brighten up someone's day.

To befriend people who are lonely or needing extra support who live on the islands of Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist or Eriskay. This can be done in person following Covid 19 guidelines or via the telephone or zoom calls.