Buddying programme for young disabled people in Tower Hamlets up for national award
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A buddying programme that pairs young disabled people with trained volunteers has been nominated for a national award.
The programme is run in Tower Hamlets by national charity Sense and is up for a Charity Times Award, with the winner set to be announced on October 3.
According to Sense more than half of disabled experience loneliness, rising to three-quarters for young disabled people.
The buddying programme supports 40 young people in the borough by enabling to take part in activities with volunteers, giving their families respite from their caring duties.
Anya Rakoczi, development manager at Sense, said: “The scheme is flourishing and young people with complex disabilities are building genuine friendships with volunteers in their community.
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“Young people are enjoying getting out of the house and trying a huge range of exciting activities, while volunteers tell us they are having a great time and developing their skills.”
To become a volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7014 9305.
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