FriendBee is a SEND Befriending Service that matches young people with a paid Befriender to help them access social and leisure activities. FriendBee currently support young people up to the age of 25 that have a Special Education Need or Disability (SEND) that impacts their social life, who also live in the London Borough of Richmond or Royal Borough of Kingston.
Richmond and Kingston BuddyUp Scheme
Richmond AID is a charity run by and for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas. They support people of all ages with all disabilities, including physical and sensory impairments, mental health issues and learning difficulties. Richmond Aid offer the Richmond and Kingston BuddyUp Scheme. This service is for young people with disabilities or additional needs aged between 14-17 years and living in the Richmond or Kingston boroughs. BuddyUp works by matching young people up with their own young volunteer (‘buddy’) and aims to enable young people to increase independence and confidence through travelling and getting out and about more in their community. And of course it’s about having fun and building a friendship!