VAO Adult Befriending Service

The Adult Befriending Service aim is to help people over the age of 60 remain in their own homes independently for longer by having a Befriender visit you or by group befriending. To be referred for 1-1 Befriending • All referrals must be aged 60 or over who are isolated and struggling to maintain life in their own home independently
• Older People who have caring responsibilities
• Older people in the outer isles who are geographically isolated
• Older people with learning disabilities
• Older people affected by stigma in a small community
We also run many different groups such as adult colouring in, games and a walking group.


Current opportunities

Enhance the quality of life to members of the community who are socially isolated

Weekly telephone calls to socially isolated or lonely older people