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The Edmund Trust & Eddie's

icon-location Suite G10 & G11, Blenheim House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9GL, United Kingdom

icon-charity Registration number 1030968

icon-phone 01223883130


The Edmund Trust and Eddie's have been proudly supporting people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire for over ten years and we used to be part of Cambridgeshire Mencap. Our history spans 70 years. Our vision is a world where people with a l...See more
Young People's Befriending

Young People's Befriending

opportunity-location CB25 9GL Cambridgeshire
opportunity-dates 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.
icon-status Donation/Grant Opportunity
Target Goal £5
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The Edmund Trust & Eddie's


Project Name

Young People's Befriending

Helping beneficiaries

Young people with learning disabilities and their families

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