Community buddies is a new service provided through our short breaks programme. It is designed to enable children and young people from 7 to 19 years old with a disability and/or additional needs to access activities in the community.
A community buddy is:
The community buddy scheme is open to children and young people from 7 to 19 years old who:
You can find a list of approved community buddy providers, and the areas they cover, from Parent Voice at www.hampshiregateway.info; or by calling Parent Voice on 0300 303 8603
There is a standard change of £5 per hour for a community buddy (plus the cost of the activity and travel).
You can use a community buddy after school, at weekends, in the school holidays, for a few hours, or a whole day - the choice is yours!
Here is an excerpt from a previous news story about community buddies "Best Buddies" (October 2011)
To find out more about short breaks, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01962 846399.
Register for a Gateway Card for access to activities, play schemes and buddy schemes available through our short breaks programme.