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Richmond Travel Buddy matches young people who live in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, aged 14 to 25, with a Travel Buddy who will support them in accessing activities and opportunities using public transport. While the project aims to give young people with additional needs and/or disabilities the confidence to plan routes, travel to and from activities, and attend activities independently; our wider aims are to encourage independence and work with the young people on their own terms. We build person-centred plans that are tailored to the young people that we work with, we match our buddy pairs carefully and encourage friendship across the entire project.
Travel Buddies is vibrant, flexible and gives young people and young adults the confidence and opportunity to access activities and to participate in their community!
Do get in touch if you would like to find out more about the project. This is a great way to gain more independence, make new friends and try new things in your local community.
Interested in volunteering with us?
We are always looking for volunteer Buddies too. This is a great way to make a difference to young people’s lives in Richmond Borough and also to build your CV!