The Aberdeen City Befriending Partnership is a partnership of five well-established voluntary organisations in Aberdeen, all registered charities, coming together to provide a service across the city, with ACVO as the lead partner responsible to the Change Fund for the delivery of the service. Research suggests that loneliness is linked to high blood pressure and other health risks in older people. With an ageing population of people living in Aberdeen, we want to provide older people with opportunities to engage with others in the local community and have access to the right care and support.

All partners have agreed to abide by Grampian Inter-Agency Policy for Adult Protection and are members of Befriending Networks Scotland.

The Befriending Partnership is funded by the Aberdeen City’s Reshaping Care for Older People Change Fund.