Family Support (Befriending & Volunteering) East Ayrshire Council
We aim to support children, young people and families requiring the support of a befriender to facilitate and enable their involvement in a range of community based activities. All our referrals are taken from Social Work and the wider Health and Social Care Partnership. We offer training, mentoring and supervision to volunteer befrienders to support the children and young people and families to participate in a range of activities and to reduce social isolation. Additional Befriending Coordinator posts have seen our service develop to support families, children and young people affected by drug/alcohol substance misuse and another support to assist care leavers in maintaining their tenancies.