Strive Befriending Project

Befriending service in East Lothian

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  • To encourage people to get out and about and try new activities
  •  To provide individual support and companionship through  home visiting volunteers
  •  To offer a couple of hours respite to carers via home visitoring volunteers
  •  To recruit volunteers to help with the above and offer training and support.

services provided:

The befriending service promotes the involvement of volunteers to befriend isolated and vulnerable people living in East Lothian.  They offer support to people with mental health difficulties; people with disabilities or long term illnesses; people with learning difficulty; young people aged 16 plus; older people and people who are carers.

Strive have another office in Tranent.

Opening hours:

9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Thursday
9.00am – 4.00pm, Friday.



Volunteer Centre East Lothian
98 North High Street
East Lothian
EH21 6AS

Phone: 0131 665 3300

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