intandem supports some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people by helping them to build a consistent, trusting relationship with a positive adult role-model.
We believe a difficult and disruptive home life should not be an insurmountable barrier to a young person succeeding in life. We know how crucial it is for all young people to have at least one long-term relationship with a positive adult role-model.
The disruption children face leading up to, on coming into or leaving the care system can make this difficult to achieve within a family setting. Established in 2016, intandem provides mentors for young people aged between 8-14 years who are looked after by their local authority but living at home.
Funded by Scottish Government and designed and delivered by Inspiring Scotland, the programme has been set up to help young people face the unique challenges their circumstances can create.
With the help of partner charities, intandem will match young people with trained volunteers to build a positive, trusting, supportive and secure relationship.
For too many young people a challenging home life can lead to a spiral of negative behaviour which can have a lasting effect on their future chances in life. Having a consistent and positive role-model who listens and takes an active interest can prevent these vulnerable young people from becoming disengaged, helping them to realise their full potential.
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One of the UK’s largest children’s charities, Barnardo’s provide a number of services which include family support, befriending, mentoring, parenting groups and many more. Barnardo’s is supported by CashBack for Communities. More information is available on the CashBack.scot Barnardo’s East Ayrshire is one of the 13 charities in the Intandem portfolio. For more information seeLearn More
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