Interest Link Borders run befriending services that link people with learning disabilities and volunteers so they can meet up regularly to do activities they both enjoy.
How their services work:
Service users are matched with volunteers who share their interests, are of a similar age and can meet up with them regularly.
Activities take place in the community, for example going to the cinema, local events, walks, shopping, going for coffee, arts & crafts, golf, swimming or football.
We aim for long term relationships, with links frequently lasting 5-10 years.
- Their 17 groups usually have equal numbers of volunteers and people with learning disabilities and all the members are as close in age to each other as possible.
- Group members decide what they want to do, and as well as fun social and leisure activities, they often do personal development projects involving, music, art, drama and outdoor activities.
- The large numbers of volunteers involved mean the groups operate just like mainstream community or youth groups.
Contact details for the other areas:
Berwickshire: Platform One, Station Road, Duns TD11 3HS 01361 883 662
Adult Service: Judy Kay 07776 221843 email@example.com
Youth Service: Kate Borthwick Tel: 07527 699888 firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Borders: Stefanie Poletyllo, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels TD1 1RT
Telephone: 01896 750 020 / 07717 403 529
Roxburgh: Val Reilly, Hawick Town Hall, 44 High Street, Hawick TD9 9EF
Telephone: 01450 377 600 / 07738 567 498
Tweeddale: Mary Mouat, Volunteer Resource Centre, School Brae, Peebles EH45 8AL
Telephone: 01721 729 348 / 0777 330 3829
Last updated: July 1, 2020 4:36 pm