Friendship activities

Our Befriending programme holds the Befriending Networks Quality in Befriending Award.

We understand that friendship comes in many forms and that building new friendships is a key part of the resettlement process. 

At The Welcoming we offer group activities and one-to-one support to meet new people and make friends. 

Our programme is free and for adults (over 18s).

Current activities

Friendship groups

Our friendship groups for New Scots are a great way to meet new people, explore the city and build community.

One-to-one befriending

We connect asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Edinburgh with local people to build friendships.

This project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.