"My befriender is really funny. She listens to me"
"I would never have got to go out like I have without my befriender"
The young people who come to the Project often have very limited adult support at home and few opportunities for social engagement or friendships. Many live in environments affected by poverty, drugs, alcohol or mental health issues and a significant number are involved in child protection procedures. Increasingly the charity is called upon to support young people who are not engaged in education.
The main aim of befriending is to reduce the social isolation of the young person, increase their confidence and self esteem and to ensure they are included and feel valued.
For young people participating in group activities there are similar benefits and the Project seeks to ensure every young person is included and involved in the activities.
We try to create fond memories and help encourage and support young people during their time with us.
"My befriender has given me someone to talk to and I get out the house"