How we Started

Befriend Motherwell is a local charity based in Motherwell. We are committed to reducing loneliness in the local area.

The project began in November 2011 after a need was recognised by Dalziel St Andrews Church that there were many lonely older people in the local community who could benefit from a Befriending service.

After a generous donation from a lady’s estate, the church was able to start up Befriend Motherwell using the funds to benefit the local community. This enabled our Befriending initiative where we would recruit local people, train them to become Befrienders. We have been able to make a lasting impact on the local community through Befriending matches, group sessions and community events.