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What is Befriending and Mentoring?
Where are the current locations?
How do the projects work?
The positive impact of befriending and mentoring
Who WE are
What are the current projects needing buddies, Personal Assistants and Mentors

What is Befriending and Mentoring?

Being able to support and assist a person can be beneficial in many ways, this can be young people with additional needs who need a bit of support to do activities – to adults who need extra assistance (from cleaning to walks in the park).

Where are the current locations?

We are pleased to be providing the community buddies scheme in Basingstoke and Hart & Rushmoor plus further locations across Hants on request. To find out more information please visit our Buddies page here to find out more infom0rmation about community buddies. Or if you want to find out more please contact us.

How do the projects work?

Family Resource Centre UK has a screening process for anyone applying to be a buddy or be a Personal Assistant. On both projects anyone providing a service or match is DBS (criminal record) checked, screened, trained and go through our induction process. We check experience and provide complete support for those who are involved.

Once a person or family contact us for a buddy or extra help, we will run through the application process with you and commence the matching process. Our qualified and trained staff handle all enquiries to maintain a thorough and complete service.

The positive impact of Befriending and Mentoring

The positive impact of the activities and events on these families and children is phenomenal and here at the charity, we want to continue to create lasting happy memories for all children and young people no matter what their special need or disability.  Having a befriender or a buddy could help provide free time for other full time carers to rest and provide a different stimulating change for the person being taken out, or looked after for a period of time.

Having the support of a volunteer to take children and young people with special needs out into the community, and access mainstream leisure activities like their peers, has a very positive impact.

Who WE are

Family Resource Centre UK is an established and trusted charity that has been working in the provision of support services for children, young people and adults for over 20 years. We are currently working in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and London. We are expanding our work across the UK, to address the increasing demand on our services and the amazing positive impact it has already had on thousands of families and individuals.

We have over 10 years experience in providing buddying programmes and have seen some fantastic outcomes, not just from those who have used a buddy but also from the people who take part. All the projects providing befriending and mentoring are rewarding not just for those getting support but to those giving the support, we are proud to be part of it.

What are the current projects needing buddies, Personal Assistants and Mentors

Community Buddies – Providing Buddies in Hart & Rushmoor, Basingstoke and various across Hampshire

GO! Great Opportunities, we run events and clubs for children with additional needs who sometimes need a buddy to give them 1-2-1 support so they can take part.

Support with Confidence Scheme – providing support and assistance to adults, elderly and young people who need extra support

We are passionate about supporting families and this reflects in the projects we run.