Buddy Breaks are for those who are independent in the majority of their day-to-day lives. They may need some support in an unfamiliar environment with new tasks and a new routine. Our ‘Buddies’ – volunteers with the Calvert Trust who have a care, teaching, clinical, or similar background – are there to support people with reminders and prompts and provide help assisting them to integrate socially with other members of the group if appropriate.
Support may include ensuring people wake in time for breakfast, help gathering kit and clothing, reminding people what time activities start and where they are meeting their group, or provide physical support for people who are unsteady on their feet. They are also there to listen to any concerns someone may have and liaise between the individual and Calvert Trust staff and to help social interaction between participants. They do not however provide any care support or assist with the taking of medication.
Unaccompanied adults attending our Buddy Breaks must all complete an assessment form to ensure the support requirements can be met by our Buddies. The form requires confirmation of the level of care needs you may require and can be viewed using the link below.
Please note that some of the activities and the way we operate have changed, so that they are in line with COVID-19 related guidance. This means that at present, we are not offering visits to the Riding Centre or operating our Zip Wire- for further up to date information please get in touch.