News - Bournemouth People First's LifeLink Project

NEW - Friday, 19th February 2016

NEW - Friday, 19th February 2016

Bournemouth People First is a local charity run for and by people with a learning disability. We would like to let you know about our exciting LifeLink project and ask for your support in helping to spread the word, so that we can get more people involved. This could also be something that either you or someone you know would like to take part in.

Our LifeLink project is a buddy scheme - it matches people with a learning disability to volunteer buddies, so that they can both have the chance to go out and do things in the local area.

LifeLink recruits and trains learning-disabled trainers, who then train buddy volunteers to support people with a learning disability. People are matched according to their shared hobby or interests. LifeLink then gives support through its Volunteer Hub, so that the people it has matched up can get out and make the most of doing things in the local area.

The LifeLink project helps people be more involved in their local community, it helps to raise awareness and break down the barriers that people with a learning disability can face. It also helps to build confidence, and improve the skills and experience of those who take part.

LifeLink is currently recruiting:

  • people with a learning disability who live in the Bournemouth area and who are looking for some extra support to go out and do things
  • people with a learning disability who live in the Bournemouth area and who want to be trainers
  • volunteer buddies who live in Bournemouth or the wider area

www.bournemouthpeoplefirst.co.uk