Youth Befriending Project

CONTACT DETAILS

SPACE & BROOMHOUSE HUB

79/89 Broomhouse Crescent, Broomhouse, EDINBURGH, EH11 3RH
0131 455 7731
SERVICE LOCALITY
South West

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INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Young People (16-25), Primary School (5-12), Secondary School (13-15)
What age range is it suitable for?
4 - 12, 13 - 16

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

79/89 Broomhouse Crescent, Broomhouse, EDINBURGH, EH11 3RH
0131 455 7731

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information SERVICE DETAILS

Covid-19 UPDATE...

Members are currently being offered one to one telephone support and/or group support through digital platforms.

We are accepting new referrals for this service, if you would like more information please get in touch admin@spacescot.org.

Normal service details...

The Broomhouse Youth Befriending Project recruits, trains and supports volunteer Befrienders for young people affected by parental substance misuse aged 5-16 years.

The project was established in 2002 and we help up to 40 children and young people in a year period.

At present we have a waiting list of children and young people in need of support. Children and young people are referred by social workers, head teachers, police, housing department and/or various health professionals.

Parental substance misuse can impact on young people in many ways such as:

- Being bullied
- Lack of supportive adults within the family
- Concern for the young person's physical, emotional, educational or social welfare
- Not coping within the school setting
- Isolation
- Abuse or neglect

Aims and Objectives

BYBP aims to improve the lives of children and young people affected by parental drug and/or alcohol use in the South West Edinburgh area.

Our key objectives are to:

- Offer young people the opportunity to engage in a trusting, supportive relationship with a reliable, consistent adult
- Provide young people with a positive role model
- Enable young people to do things they would not normally do on their own
- Improve life opportunities and enable young people to make positive life choices
- Encourage young people to engage in positive use of their leisure time

Outcomes we hope for include:

- Young people are moved on to a positive destination
- Improved skills to enable young people to cope better at home
- Increased knowledge of the issues surrounding substance misuse
- Improve support for children looked after at home
- Improved self confidence
- Growth of self-esteem
- Improved relationships with family and friends
- Improved attendance at school
- Increased social activity in the community
- Improved quality of life

For further information, to refer a young person or to find our more about volunteering, please get in touch for a chat.

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