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Buddies is a social enterprise that supports adults with disabilities (primarily learning) and other conditions to achieve their own personal goals and outcomes. Buddies provides activities, support and learning opportunities for its members from Dumfries and the surrounding area.

Their aim is to support their members to live their lives as independently and autonomously as they are able to. To achieve the aim Buddies aspires to provide its members with the choices and opportunities to help members achieve their outcomes. They do so by:

• Working creatively to meet the desired outcomes for our members
• Providing a quality service that meets the members’ needs
• Helping to enhance members’ skills and encouraging interaction and contribution to the local community
Buddies came about after listening to the ideas of people with disabilities and hearing how their visions for their own lives were not always available to them. Ideas about autonomy, independence and having a central place where they could go and meet friends without the rigidity of organised activity were common themes. Buddies is a parent led set up.

It is run on a ‘club’ style model and is all about the members: it is whatever they want it to be. Buddies is not the same thing to all members: members have very individual experiences which contribute to common outcomes.

For more information, contact:

Tel: 01387 256 312
Mob: 07592 066 0178
Lower 20 Castle Street
Opening Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday

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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210