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|Saturdays term time, 1.30pm to 5.30pm (4 hours),
10am – 4pm in holidays(various dates)
Meet and finish in Wimbledon
£5.00 Subs per week
10 places per day
Social services referral needed
Our Buddies project is for young people aged 12-18 and runs on Saturdays throughout the year and also days during the Easter, Summer, Christmas and Half Term holidays. We organise outings for young people to enjoy leisure activities of their own choosing in the community.
Here’s what our participants said about our 2009 Summer Buddies Scheme:
How did the family carer feel the young person benefitted from Buddies?
‘[she] very much enjoyed being outdoors with her peers, away from her parents – doing and eating things she would not normally do with the family’
‘[he] looked forward to going every day and always came back full of news and happy’
‘It made [her] socialise which is very good for her as she can opt to just listen to her ipod’
‘[he] enjoyed meeting with his peers and he enjoyed going to new places’
‘the Buddy scheme is great for young people like my son as it allows him time away from parents in a safe environment’
What was the feedback from the young people attending Buddies?
‘very nice! I enjoyed myself! ‘I met friends I knew from before and made new ones!’
‘she loved them - she was very pleased with herself and discovered that she loved rowing!’
‘he said they were great and can’t wait to go again’
‘Wonderful ideas - I hope you are able to repeat it’
‘I felt at ease to talk to any of [the staff]’
‘Keep it up! It is always a great help for [my son] and myself during the holidays otherwise there nothing else to do – thank you’
‘we feel very lucky to have such a scheme’
‘[the staff] were very friendly and professional’