The Friendship Cabin
To prevent social isolation, combat loneliness and help integrate into the community
The Friendship Cabin is a charity formed in 2019 and becoming a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in May 2019. It is run by Volunteers, who organise a number of social, recreational and educational activities on a three times per week basis at venues in the Glenrothes area.
The aim is to provide mental and physical stimulation and help to promote independence, health and wellbeing of participants and the sessions are designed to improve the quality of life of the people who attend as well as fostering community spirit and inclusion and making people feel a valued part of a group. The sessions are open to any age group and aims to tackle social isolation amongst vulnerable adults. The attendees are also given advice and support if required on accessing benefits and other appropriate services and volunteers ensure The Friendship Cabin is responsive to participants’ needs and interests by having informal discussions at each session and Volunteer training is developed around the needs of individuals using the sessions. As part of our desire to make The Friendship Cabin a welcoming place, light refreshments and a warm meal are provided on most days in a very relaxing atmosphere.
Until the relaxation of Covid19 rules, The Friendship Cabin continues to retain contact with its members by visits where possible, regular telephone calls to those in isolation, twice weekly meetings on Zoom and the distribution of quiz booklets which contain various brain teasers and basic colouring items.