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RealLiving is our award-winning project that helps older people aged 65 and over with an aim to reduce social isolation, increase people’s social networks and resilience.

We do this by training volunteers to offer help and support to others.

What we do

RealLiving provides a volunteer befriending service for older people affected by social isolation throughout Fife,  with a focus on those who are affected by physical or mental frailty. The service matches trained volunteers with vulnerable older people to provide person-centred befriending support in people’s homes and in their communities.

The older person  might need help to get out of the house, need someone to talk to or help with small jobs around the house. The service recognises the strengths and gifts of older people and the community resilience that arises from closer inter-generational ties.

We work with volunteers, offering a network of skills, practical help and friendship which benefits everyone involved whether helping or being helped.

RealLiving social cafés

As a part of this project, RealLiving runs two weekly social cafés in Torryburn and Rosyth.

  • Torryburn Community Hall, Torryburn each Tuesday from 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Parkgate Community Centre, Rosyth each Wednesday from 10.30am - 12.30pm

The cafés are run by volunteers who lead a range of activities and arrange trips for people who would normally not be able to get out on their own. The cafés offers respite for carers who can leave their loved ones safely for a few hours and have a well deserved break

Interested in RealLiving?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like RealLiving volunteers to run sessions for you then call 01592 644 048 or complete the form on our contact us page.

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