Young People's Befriending
CB25 9GL Cambridgeshire
16 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2019
Eddie's Befriending Scheme is for young people with learning disabilities and provides friendship and support for people who would like to participate in activities or hobbies of their choice at home or out in the community.
How the scheme works
A carefully matched volunteer visits the young person regularly and spends time with them. Typically, volunteers help their friends to do things outside their home - a trip to the cinema or a bowling alley for example. They also help them with any specific hobbies they have, and may accompany them during organised activities such as going to the gym.
We ask families using this service to consider making a regular donation to help support the scheme.
The scheme helps young people with learning disabilities by encouraging them to make friends and spend time with people of their own age
Helping them to get out and enjoy themselves
Building their independence, confidence and self-esteem
Giving them a break from their parents or carers.
This scheme has been awarded the Approved Provider Standard by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.