Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.
The intandem service will be run by Quarriers in Falkirk where we also operate a very successful Children’s Rights Service in partnership with Who Cares? Scotland. The Children’s Rights Service does much for children including giving children information and advice about their rights, representing children at meetings, and helping to them to sort out their concerns. In Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire, Quarriers really understands children and young people who are looked after and will help all volunteers to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.
Although training and support for intandem volunteers is based in our main premises in East Bridge Street, Falkirk, our volunteers meet young people in their communities in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.
intandem seeks to help children and young people aged 8-14 years who are looked after at home. We know how crucial it is for all young people to have at least one long-term relationship with a positive adult role model.
Most of the young people that intandem matches face a number of challenges; we require volunteers to support them to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship.
intandem seeks to offer these young people a different experience – one where they have opportunities for new and positive activities, where they have choices, where they can learn to trust their own judgement and where they can have fun.
We work together to provide:
- regular weekly visits with a volunteer mentor who holds the young person in positive regard
- access to age appropriate activities
- support from experienced and informed staff
- enough time to build a relationship which allows the young person to develop confidence, skills and resilience.
9c East Bridge Street