Butterfly Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC033174

The Butterfly Trust is the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. We were founded in 2002 to provide face to face services for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. Our aim is that people living with Cystic Fibrosis will have access to the support they need to ensure they can benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life in the community.

Current opportunity

This befriending opportunity allows the befriender to make a positive difference for a young person, while also growing their own experience and enhancing their skills. Our befrienders offer one to one support to a young person ages 8 to 19, who has Cystic Fibrosis. Young people living with this condition have a demanding daily treatment regime at hone and sometimes experience limitations that can affect their confidence and ability to cope with the challenges of everyday living. They may also be socially isolated because of their condition. A befriender will meet with the young person every 1 to 2 weeks to build a trusting relationship. This will allow the young person space and as suitable environment to explore their feelings, discuss their fears, develop life skills and grow in the areas where they may be struggling.