Geneva Health International offers a professional Buddying Service in which we work on a one-to-one basis with Service Users to provide companionship and support. Our Buddying Service can help people to reduce social isolation, to increase their social companionship and to enjoy social events and venues.
For people with little social interaction, our Buddying Service can be a life-changing process, helping to build social confidence and inter-personal skills.
The Service matches support workers with those who require additional support in order to participate more fully in society. This may include:
- Attending a football match
- Visiting friends
- Going to a local church service.
- Engaging in clubs or sports events
- Participating in training and education
Whatever your needs, Geneva Health International can provide the staff to support you.
Our considerable experience in providing Buddying Service includes working with people with a wide range of needs, including adults, young people and children. Over the last two years we have provided Buddying Services to a number of children with complex needs, such as cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy, as well as disabled children and their families.
We work with several local councils to provide support for children with complex needs in the form of a buddying service but can also provide this on an individual, self-funded basis.
Our buddying service involves enabling children to participate in day-to-day activities as well as facilitating access to the cinema and other leisure activities.
Whatever your needs, age or ability, if you would like to attend a local event, go to college or learn a new skill, our team of friendly staff will be able to support you.