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The majority of our referrals come from statutory agencies and through the Locality Forum but referrals from voluntary agencies and young people and their families can also be made.
HOW TO REFER
We are always looking for people to get involved with the Project and help out their local community. It’s also a great way of meeting new friends and having fun into the bargain!
HOW TO BE INVOLVED
Contact the office on 01292 264000 for an application pack.
Current roles available
The Buddies Project is a parallel service to the main Project which supports young people aged 11-18 years who are socially isolated as a direct result from having additional support needs.
FIND OUT ABOUT THE ROLE OF A BUDDY
The Buddies Project is a parallel service to the main Project which supports young people aged 11-18 years who are socially isolated as a direct result from having additional support needs arising specifically from a medical diagnosis such as Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Physical disabilities, visual & hearing impairments and learning difficulties.
The role of a Buddy is to provide informal and social support through meeting their young person on a fortnightly basis for a few hours – this can be to go swimming, bowling, out for dinner – many things, with the main focus being on spending 1:1 time and building up a trusting relationship. There may be a particular individual goal stated at the start of the relationship, eg – raising confidence, joining a local group which the Buddy will help the young person work towards and achieve. While the success of the relationship is not dependent on a set goal being achieved, success in that regard is, however, seen to be an additional benefit of befriending.
For further information or how to make a request for assistance or a referral please contact: Buddies Project Co-ordinator - Faye McCluskie on 01292 264000
South Ayrshire Befriending Project
4a Citadel Place
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