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Children with additional support needs are often marginalised, isolated or discriminated against. They often miss out on the opportunity that many children taken for granted, e.g. going to the cinema, ten pin bowling, swimming, going out for lunch, shopping etc. Befrienders provide encouragement and support so that children can enjoy and benefit from these kinds of activities. Parents and siblings also benefit by having quality time for themselves or to spend together. The children who access the Lend a Hand service have a learning disability and live in Fife. Some may also have additional support needs/medical conditions, for example limited mobility, communication difficulties or epilepsy.
Time and Place: Visits take place out in the community on a monthly basis. Specific dates and times are arranged at convenient times for the befriender and the family. Befrienders who do not have their own transport will be matched with someone locally who can be reached by public transport. Travel expenses are paid.
To enquire about this volunteering opportunity please call Nicci on 01383 732136 or e-mail [email protected]