Befriending service

LEAP's befriending service offer one-to-one befriending in people's

homes and in friendship groups through its Hands On Project.

Check our Coronavirus update for current phone-based one-to-one
befriending services.

We are the leading befriending service for older people in

Lanarkshire and have won the Quality in Befriending award. We were

also awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, an

organisational equivalent of being awarded an MBE.

Our one-to-one befriending service matches volunteer befrienders

with clients aged 50 and over in their homes to offer companionship

and chat, helping to combat isolation and loneliness.

We currently have more than 100 befriender volunteers who, in the

past year alone, gave almost 3,500 hours of their time to provide

companionship to people in their homes.

This service currently operates in Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Blantyre,

Bothwell, Uddingston, Hamilton, East Kilbride and across the

Avondale area. People using our befriending services also often use

our handyperson services.

To find out more about the service, or to become a befriender, call

0141 641 5169 or email