What is the Buddy Service?
The Buddy Service empowers young people to take ownership and look at ways to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.
The support provided can be on a 1-1 or small group basis within the community.
The young person will be matched with a buddy based on their likes and similar interests.
The young person and their buddy will meet regularly and take steps in reaching personal goals to become more independent.
The aim is for the young person’s self-esteem and confidence to grow and for them to feel comfortable and happy with their social life so they no longer require the Buddy Service.
How to make a referral
To be eligible for the service, the young person must be between the ages of 13-18, live in Coventry and be socially isolated.
For under 16s, any professional working with the young person can refer.
Any young person over 16 can refer themselves.
Please email a referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it to us.