Sense Volunteer Buddying - Tower Hamlets

Sense is just starting an exciting and innovative new volunteer led buddying service in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, providing 1 to 1 and/or group buddying to children and young people with disabilities. Children and young people will be supported by volunteers to access services and activities in the area that they are interested in, this could vary from play to learning to climb, to concerts or sports. Volunteers will be supported by a service coordinator and buddying assistants.

Who to contact

Name
Nicola Venus-Balgobin
Position
Project Manager
Telephone
0300 330 9250 / 020 7520 0999
Email
THVolunteering@sense.org.uk
Website
https://www.sense.org.uk/content/volunteering-tower-hamlets 

Where to go

Name of venue
Tower Hamlets
Additional Notes

Volunteering can take place across Tower Hamlets, depending on the needs and interests of you and your buddy.

The next Tower Hamlets Buddy Scheme training Session is the 13th of April at the Sense office, London from 4:30 to 8pm.

When is it on?

Session Information
Saturdays

Other details

Cost(s)
Free
Languages
English, Somali, Bengali
Who can use this service?
anyone
Referral required?
No
Notes

Buddy’s will provide children and young people with a supportive friendship with a local person who is not a relative or paid worker. They will have a key role in offering children and young people opportunities to access activities and to meet new people with similar interests, increasing their connection to the area they live in.

We recommend once a week for about 2-3 hours.

Mental Health Services

What your service now offers?

Volunteer buddies have a key role in the delivery of this exciting and innovative new service. By offering their time alongside buddying assistants they will ensure that children and young people with disabilities in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have access to the activities and services that they want in the area.

Buddy’s will provide children and young people with a supportive friendship with a local person who is not a relative or paid worker. They will have a key role in offering children and young people opportunities to access activities and to meet new people with similar interests, increasing their connection to the area they live in.

Can service users refer themselves?
No
Types of services and activities
Group session, One-to-one support, Self Help