Children and Young People's Buddy

The Sense Tower Hamlets Buddying Project is a volunteer led buddying service, providing 1 to 1 buddying to children and young people with complex disabilities. Volunteers plan activities with their buddies based on shared interests - from sports to pottery, cooking to canoeing; and in doing so will aid a young person to develop confidence and independence.  The young people we support have a range of needs including autism, learning disabilities, complex communication needs, epilepsy, physical disabilities and medical needs.

 

Who to contact

Name
Lucy Campbell
Position
Buddying Programme Assistant
Telephone
0207 014 9303
Email
buddying@sense.org.uk
Website
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/0ee4ec95-aeab-442e-8e2b-b2cb695fe4fd/1 

Where to go

Name of venue
Sense
Venue address
101 Pentonville Road
London
London
Postcode
N1 9LG
Additional Notes

Our office is based in Angel, which is where the training will take place. The buddying sessions are based in the community of Tower Hamlets.

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Weekend
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Session Information
We ask volunteers to commit to 3 hours a week during the weekend
for a minimum of 6 months.

Other details

Cost(s)
Volunteer expenses will be paid for
Who can use this service?
We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds

Mental Health Services

What your service now offers?

 

  • The chance to meet new people, try new activities in your local community and get a different perspective on activities you already enjoy
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience of working with people with disabilities.
  • Knowing you’re making a difference to how children and young people with disabilities are able to get the most out of their leisure time and increasing the benefits they gain from meeting new people and taking part in activities they enjoy.

 

Can service users refer themselves?
No
Types of services and activities
One-to-one support
Service User interests
Fitness and sport, Gardening, Arts and crafts, Books and reading, Socialising and meeting people

Journey Planner

Address: 101  Pentonville Road  London  London 

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