Who are Street Buddies?
We are a group of community members committed to making positive changes in our local community, join us and make a difference!
Why do we need Street Buddies?
You may or may not know it but there are many things going on in your community, such as events, clubs, coffee mornings, hobby groups, walks, talks, trips and sport clubs. These take place in various venues such as sheltered accommodation, cafes, industrial units, community halls, church halls are just some examples. There are services out there that you, a family member or friend can benefit from that you don’t even know about. This is where a street buddy can help. By becoming a street buddy you can help:-
- people in their community
- increase awareness and use of local services
- increase confidence in residents finding solutions to their needs
- reduce isolation and increase well-being amongst individuals
- promote a joined up approach between service providers
- provide a more equal and resilient community for residents
Interested in becoming a Street Buddy, but what is in it for you?
A street buddy role can fit around your own schedule and interests. For example if you are passionate about the environment, you could focus the role around that. Or you may want to put on an event in your area – the street buddy role and network can help you with that. Whatever your interest is, there is an opportunity to tailor your role around that. By joining you can
- Learn new skills
- Make new friends
- Earn Time Credits
- Join a group
- Induction and ongoing training
- Help to make a difference
- Increase you confidence
- Enjoy a better quality of life
We are currently at the planning stage. There is a Focus Group meeting to be held at Trallwm Community Hall on 28 February at 12.30-14.30 hrs. Here we will be looking at how we develop the Street Buddy programme based on past experiences of the Street Buddy programme. We’ll be looking at ideas around supporting previous volunteers and new ones interested in signing up, finding out their needs, aspirations, and support requirements and how partner organisations can support and adopt their own scheme. This session will inform the project partners prior to some induction training once the project is ready to launch sometime in the coming months. If you would like to attend, please register your interest by clicking here or call 01554 774103.