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SeAscape has an award winning Befriending Service, funded by the national Lottery, which is open to all residents of South Ayrshire who are over 16 years of age

Our Aim

It is our aim to help the people of South Ayrshire, suffering from loneliness, isolation for one reason or another and help them to make new friends and feel more settled in their homes and communities.

 

There are three parts to the service,

One to one befriending

Trained Volunteer / befriender who will meet you on a one to one basis for a few hours, once a week.  This can be to meet up for a coffee and chat or to take up a hobby or interest like going to the cinema or a gym class for example.

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Group befriending

Peer Group

Our peer group is not about giving support or advice for people with addictions or poor mental health issues, it’s more about a relaxing way to spend a few hours to stop thinking about such problems and takes place:

Davis Snooker Club, New Road, Ayr 1.30 pm start (by referral only) 

Newest Ten Pin Bowling Group
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Our newest group is at the local ten pin bowling alley and is very popular, if you are interested, give Jim a call on 07436033464. It is held every Wednesday at 10am in LA Bowl, Miller Rd, Ayr

Tesco Thursday group

More like a coffee morning type scenario where volunteers and befriendees meet up weekly on a social occasion. This service and its location are helped by  amazing team at Tesco in Ayr and their contribution to our service is very appreciated. We play music do some arts and crafts, the occasional line dance tuition, coffee and chat and there are some computers and PCs provided for all with tuition if needed.

 

we have also expanded these coffee morning type groups into more remote areas of South Ayrshire like Troon / Girvan ( please see posters for days and times.

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Telephone befriending

(distance or telephone befriending)

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer/ befriender, or to join one of our groups, or indeed feel you would benefit from having a volunteer/befriender please contact; Jim Montgomery, our Befriending Co-ordinator, on

tel: 01292 271005 or

mob: 07436033464

Or download the referral form here and email to:

James.Montgomery@seascapeayr.co.uk

Meet the Befriending team

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Jim Montgomery Befriending Co-ordinator 01292 271005

Some highlights from the past year at the SeAscape Befriending Service

 

Merry Christmas 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Christmas Party
Christmas Party 2017

 

Group events

occasionally we organise a group event or day out, check out some of these

our day trip to Largs 2018

 

 

fish tea and an ice cream on a beautiful sunny day

 

friday morning…rolls in sausage

 

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The group befriending have gone on several outings to Largs, Culzean Castle, Rozelle Park, enjoying leisure facilities and activities throughout the local area.

 

 


A full breakdown of SeAscape befriending service annual reports/ statistics is available and can be accessed, simply by applying by email to:

James.Montgomery@seascapeayr.co.uk

and marking your email annual service reports.