Organisation/Service Details

Organisation Details

Description of activity

Are you 14-17 years old and looking for more independence?

Want to try a new club or activity and make friends with other young people?
It is so easy to get involved! As long as you are 14-17 years old with an additional need and/or disability and you are a resident of the Kingston or Richmond Borough, you are eligible for the Richmond and Kingston BuddyUp Scheme.

This service is for young people with disabilities or additional needs aged between 14-17 years and living in the Richmond or Kingston boroughs. BuddyUp works by matching young people up with their own young volunteer (‘buddy’) and aims to enable young people to increase independence and confidence through travelling and getting out and about more in their community. And of course it’s about having fun and building a friendship!
How do I join BuddyUp?
It is so easy to get involved! As long as you are 14-17 years old with an additional need and/or disability and you are a resident of the Kingston or Richmond Borough, you are eligible for this scheme.

Please contact the following for more information:

Kingston BuddyUp

Buddy Coordinator: Jess Lawn

Phone: 020 8831 6079

Email: j.lawn@richmondaid.org.uk

Richmond BuddyUp

Buddy Coordinator: Jamie Cutler

Phone: 020 8831 6072

Email: j.cutler@richmondaid.org.uk

Becoming a Buddy
Buddy Scheme Volunteers (Richmond & Kingston Boroughs)
Interested in Volunteering with Children and Young Adults?

Richmond AID have fantastic ‘Buddy’ Scheme opportunities!

Become a Buddy to a young person with a disability [For volunteers aged 16+]. Help them to find independence on public transport and in the community by travelling with them to activities in the local area. You will also be invited to our regular Buddy Social Days which have previously been at Chessington World of Adventures and adventure golf!

For further information contact Richmond Aid

Organisation Contact Details

Availability

Availability Details

When is the activity or service available
All Year Round
How to access the service/activity
Pre-book
Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)

Contact the referral co ordinators to find out how to join.

Does a parent / carer need to stay on premises during activity
No

Categories

Which categories suit this organisation?

Local Offer Position
Kingston Richmond

Age Range

Age of Users
From 14 To 17