BEFRIENDING PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
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Welcome Interest Link creates group and 1:1 friendships for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities in the Scottish Borders.   Friendships are crucial to everybody’s happiness, and volunteer befriending is a highly effective way of overcoming social isolation and improving wellbeing, confidence, self-esteem and lifeskills. Befriending also provides high quality respite for carers, who know the person they care for is enjoying themselves with people they trust. Anyone with learning disabilities can use our service, including children and young people with complex needs and/or autism. It is free apart from contributions to some activity and travel costs. Our volunteers are drawn from all walks of life, and include many high school and Borders College students.  We try to offer as wide a range of rewarding befriending roles as possible, and  staff and volunteers form close-knit teams. Please have a look round the site and get to know us: we have four local branches covering Berwickshire, Central Borders, Roxburgh and Tweeddale each with its own long-standing staff members who know their area inside out. They would love to hear from you, whether you want to use our service, volunteer, or just want to find out more.  We take pride in delivering our service to the highest standards possible, and in making sure everyone involved has fun in the process.  For the nuts & bolts of how we operate, please see the About Us page
Scottish Charity No. SC030132