LEAP's befriending service offers friendship groups and
one-to-one befriending in people's homes through its Hands On Project.
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.
We currently have friendship groups in
Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Blantyre,
Uddingston, Hamilton, East Kilbride,
Strathaven and Stonehouse.
These groups meet weekly and, as well as meeting up for a chat,
also take part in activities as varied as board games and dominoes to
craft sessions, visiting speakers and days out. People attending our
All our groups are led by staff or trained volunteers.
If you know someone who might enjoy being part of one of our groups,
or would like to volunteer as a group leader, call 0141 641 5169 or