LinkMeUp Buddies is a new scheme for disabled children, young people and their families, focused on fun, friendship and fulfilment.

LinkMeUp Buddies is an uplifting new service created to provide support for families and young people in Greenwich. The initiative is inspired by local families who are looking to find fun and appropriate assistance for young people and children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

Our new Buddies matching service offers invaluable support. It helps families employ a committed, similar-aged and like-minded Buddy for the disabled young person or child in their family. Buddies can offer help and opportunity by providing day-to-day support, sharing experiences, empowering young people to access their local community and developing  new skills.  

LinkMeUp Buddies can be matched to your specific personal criteria such as your age, hobbies and interests, availability, skills, experience, and more. You choose if the person is the right ‘fit’ for you and your family.

How does Buddies work?

At present, the LinkMeUp Buddies scheme is only available for families living in Greenwich that are referred to us by the Disabled Children Social Work Team. However, we do plan to open it up to other families in the near future – if you would like to be kept up to date, please subscribe to our email list here.

If you have been referred to Vibrance by the Disabled Children Social Work Team and would like to access LinkMeUp Buddies

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STEP 1: Simply REGISTER on LinkMeUp.

STEP 2: Find an ideal Buddy based on your own personal criteria, like: age, hobbies and interests, availability, skills, experience, and more.

STEP 3: Once you have shortlisted suitable Buddies, contact our Team and we’ll help you to arrange interviews, match the perfect Buddy for your family and support you to be a confident employer.

Interested in becoming a Buddy?

If you’re looking for a fulfilling, flexible and competitively paid role, becoming a LinkMeUp Buddy may be the perfect job for you! You may even make a friend for life.

You will gain experience by supporting a young disabled person to access the local community, develop new skills, and become more confident and independent. You can access individual training and support to develop your skills for work and life.

If you are interested in becoming a Buddy, FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER HERE.

See what people are saying about us

  • Having an active PA Register in our area has meant that we can suggest a real alternative to agencies and offer people the choice...

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    Sally [Support Planner]
  • LinkMeUp has proved to be a very effective tool for putting together service users with service providers in the convenience of...

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    Sue [PA]
  • It’s a really good service and nice to know that there is someone in the background that can help.

    Mrs L [Employer]