Kinship Care - Big Hearts Befriending

CONTACT DETAILS

BIG HEARTS COMMUNITY TRUST (TYNECASTLE STADIUM)

SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Primary School (5-12), Secondary School (13-15), Looked After Children
What age range is it suitable for?
4 - 12, 13 - 16

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

Heart of Midlothian Football Club, Tynecastle Stadium, Gorgie Road, EDINBURGH, EH11 2NL
0131 200 7265 / 0131 200 7217

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information SERVICE DETAILS

** Covid-19 update ***

During the pandemic, we continue to support young people in coordination with our volunteers and our partner Space. After a host of online support and activity parcels delivered during lockdown, we are progressively resuming face-to-face activities when safe to do so.

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

Normal service details...

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’s interests and can include baking, ice-skating, climbing Arthur’s Seat 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 20 Big Hearts Volunteers have been involved in the project, with more expected to join throughout 2019.

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

This project is run in partnership with Space (ex-Broomhouse Centre).

Other Services Run By

Big Hearts Community Trust (Tynecastle Stadium)

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