You will be matched with a child/young person (4 to 16 years) who has additional support needs e.g. Learning Disability, Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s or their siblings. Spending regular 1:1 time with you, weekly for 3 or 4 hours, they will become more confident and have fun in the process. You will develop a positive and trusting relationship with the child you are matched with, encouraging and enabling them to go to places and try new things that interest them with you.
Female buddy/befriender required to help a mum reach a personal goal over 16 weeks.
Increase confidence building through sharing an interest and regularly meeting in the community or by videocall.
Some note taking involved.
Good verbal communication with mum and volunteer coordinator by video, text, phone or email.
Time 4 Mum focusses on helping isolated parents and carers explore what is available to them in their local area. With the support of a volunteer parent/carers are encouraged to identify and try out an activity or hobby on a weekly basis until they are confident to attend without support and have built networks of their own.