Are you an outgoing young person interested in supporting disabled young people to get more involved in their local community? Perhaps you are looking for rewarding work which gives you variety, flexibility and opportunities to share your hobbies and interests with a young person with special educational needs and disabilities? Maybe you have a sibling with a disability and would like to use your knowledge and skills to help others with additional needs? Or you could be a student wanting to find paid work experience around your studies whilst having fun at the same time? If so... Becoming a Buddy could be perfect for you!
LinkMeUp Buddies is a new service for disabled children, young people and their families. Developed in partnership by Vibrance, Greenwich Parent Voice and Royal Borough of Greenwich, Buddies is all about fun, friendship and fulfilment.
Through our PA matching service, we enable families to recruit and employ committed, enthusiastic and like-minded Buddies (18 – 35 years) to provide support, share experiences, access their local community and develop new skills. The Buddies service can be accessed by families in receipt of a Direct Payment and those who wish to fund it themselves.
If you're aged between 18-35 and looking for a fulfilling, flexible and competitively paid role, becoming a Buddy may be the perfect job for you!
As a LinkMeUp Buddy you get to have fun and share your interests with other young people. You'll gain experience by supporting them to access the local community, develop new skills, and become more confident and independent. Plus you could make a friend for life!
Becoming a Buddy is subject to background checks by Vibrance, including references, DBS (formerly CRB) and Right to Work checks.
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