Bridging the Gap


Contact: Debbie Appleton Call: 01634 287070 Email: debbie.appleton@btg179.org.uk


At Bridging the Gap we offer accommodation and support to young people to learn independent living skills in order to support them to move into the community confidently.

We also have a parent and baby house supporting young people with their children as they go through assessments with the local authority, and also supporting them with the skills they need to parent their child safely and confidently.

Volunteering opportunities with Bridging the Gap include; cooking, gardening, providing support with writing CV’s, assisting young people with looking for work, shopping, budgeting, going out, exploring education options, chatting and mentoring.

The criteria that we consider for our volunteers are; smart and presentable appearance, good role models, previous experience with young people, DBS required, driving licence and access to a car, good sense of humour, excellent communication skills, approachable and friendly manner with others, basic computing skills and an understanding and commitment to confidentiality.




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