Befriending

One to One Service

our award winning 1 to 1 service matches a trained volunteer with our befriendees who are isolated or lonely.

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Group Befriending

we run a few weekly groups for both volunteers and befriendees, they vary from arts and crafts type coffee mornings to ten pin bowling and line dancing.

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Peer Befriending

our specialist or PEER group is exclusive and (by referral only) for people
who have poor mental health, alcohol or addiction issues.

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Day trips/excursions

occasionally we enjoy a day trip or excursion with our service users and volunteers,

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Tackling isolation and loneliness

 

 

 

 

 

Our Aim

Our well-established and award-winning befriending service, funded from Big Lottery, has been designed to help the most lonely and isolated people of South Ayrshire and building “stronger bridges” within these communities.

How do I get involved ?

If you feel lonely or isolated for whatever reason, befriending services are there to help you. We will help you to connect with people and feel more comfortable in your home and your community. If you are interested or know someone who may benefit, please fill in this referral form and email it to Jim at: Seascape befriendee 

alternatively call Jim, our Befriending Co-ordinator on 01292271005 or  07436033464

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering with us, we offer award winning training and references (after a qualifying period of 6months), that would be considered highly desirable for any future employer.

After meeting and discussing your interests, we will match you with a  service user or, “befriendee,” who will meet up with you on a one to one basis for a few hours, each week. This can be to meet up for a coffee and chat or to take up a hobby, sport or interest, its up to you to decide.

We are always looking for volunteer befrienders, even those with only a few hours a week for a comforting phone call for example.

Volunteering for Seascape is easy, in the first instance by filling in our  referral form and send it to Jim at:  Seascape volunteer

Alternatively call Jim,on 01292271005 or 07436033464 to make an appointment

Groups

We have a few groups running at the moment, our arts and crafts/ coffee morning group in Tesco’s community room.

By encouraging befriendees and volunteers to attend a group befriending environment we quickly realised that this was a popular idea and although hesitant at first most service users relaxed into this friendly, family group setting.
The members decide what and how the group operates, whether it is a weekly quiz for arts and crafts sessions or a general natter coffee and cake session.
Anyone can come along to our group befriending, even matched pairs or those just showing an interest.

Peer group

(by referral only)

Our peer group is by referral only and is designed to help those suffering with mental health and or addiction issues. It is not a weekly therapy session but a few hours each week where people can meet with their peers and forget their troubles.

At present we meet each Tuesday afternoon at the Davis snooker hall for an afternoon of pool and snooker.

 

 

 

Day trips/ excursions

Occasionally we organise a day trip or outing down to the beach at Largs for a fish tea and an ice cream or a wander through the gardens at Dumfries House or Culzean castle. This has proved very popular and is free to our members.

 

Contact the office

our office is open 9 am to 5pm on mon-fri,

You can call Jim at the office on 01292271005

or email at: james.montgomery@seascapeayr.co.uk

for out of hours call Jim on :07436033464