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Big Hearts Befriending

*** Covid-19 update ***

 

Big Hearts and Space continue to support young people in coordination with our volunteer befrienders.

 

This includes online conversations, one-to-one advice, activity parcels and home visits when safe to do so.

 

To get involved, please email jane@bighearts.org.uk

 

 


Big Hearts Befrienders was launched in 2017 to provide additional support to the most vulnerable kinship young people.

 

Our Big Hearts Befrienders’ project offers the opportunity for children aged 7 to 14 years old who are in kinship care to engage in social activities every week, in the company of an adult and trained Big Hearts volunteer.

 

 

Choice of activities depend on the young person and volunteer’s interests and can include baking, doing crafts, climbing, walking in the park or going to the cinema.

 

By building a relationship with a trusted role model, these kinship young people get the chance to improve their emotional wellbeing and get more active in their community.

 

To date, over 40 Big Hearts Volunteers have been involved in the project.

 

To find out more, contact our Befrienders Project Worker: jane@bighearts.org.uk.

 

 

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This project is run in partnership with Space and Broomhouse Hub.