Community Buddies


We are a Community Buddies provider. We offer one to one and group support for young people aged 10 – 19 years.



The 1-2-1 Buddies scheme allows your child to access activities within their community with the support of a trained youth worker. Activities can include cinema trips, shopping days and even a game of golf. Your child can access activities that they enjoy without you having to accompany them, giving you some much deserved respite and them an opportunity to socialise with their buddy.

Cost: £5 per hour plus activity costs and mileage

Commitment: A buddy session can last a minimum of 2 hours, and can be as often as once a week. Each young person is entitled to receive up to 25 hours of buddying time a month.

This is a bespoke service, where the buddy is matched to best suit the needs of the young person and the activities they want to engage in.


On some occasions we run group buddy sessions, often where there is a demand by a number of young people to undertake a specific activity or event. These are arranged on an ad-hoc basis and we welcome any ideas from young people and parents on activities or events you would like to see arranged. Just get in touch and let us know.

Please get in contact to find out more about this provision. Email us at or give us a call on 02380 650514.

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