Services in B&NEs

WECIL runs a range of services for Disabled children and young people in different areas of B&NEs.

We provide 1:1 volunteer befriending support and a variety of  session based activities.

All of our services are designed to ensure that children and young people can build skills and knowledge, grow in confidence, interact in different social environments and help build positive relationships.

We work as part of the ‘Space for Me’ Partnership to deliver sessions in B&NEs for Disabled Children and Young People between the ages of 5-21.

For more information on the entire space for me programme please look at the Space for me leaflet:

Please note: Whilst we are still aiming to support as many families and Disabled children/young people as possible, our services may differ due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please contact us if you would like further information on how we are staying safe or what we are delivering. 

You can find out what different services are available in the drop down menus below:

We deliver a weekly session in Saltford for Disabled / SEND young people  needs aged 8-13 (term-time only) the group is led by and for the young people so we always plan our sessions on what the Children and Young People would like to do!

Wednesdays 5.45pm – 8.00pm (Term-time only)

For Disabled / SEND Children and Young People needs aged 8-13

Saltford Community Hall, Wedmore Rd, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3BY

For more information please contact our referrals team. 


We deliver two evening sessions a month and one longer Saturday session in Peasedown for Disabled / SEND Young people aged 13-21 (term-time only). The group helps develop lasting friendships and is completely led by the Young People. We try to do lots of exciting sessions and try to collaborate as much as possible with our Bristol groups to give the young people the opportunity to do more exciting things.

For more information please contact our referrals team. 


Time2Share@WECIL’s Befriending Service links disabled children and young people 1:1 with a volunteer ‘buddy’.

Our volunteer Befrienders offer a supportive and reliable relationship to a child/young person who would otherwise be socially isolated.  They can offer up to 2 hours of support per week, and are recruited in line with Local Authority safer recruitment guidance, which includes enhanced DBS checks, training and references.

The service gives Disabled / SEND children and young people an opportunity to go out independently, increase their self-confidence and enjoy activities with their volunteer. Parents/carers and other family members get an opportunity for a much needed break or a chance to spend time doing something for themselves.

We currently offer support to Disabled / SEND children and young people in Bristol and B&NES. In B&NES we are able to support 0-19 year olds.

Please note that whilst our volunteer Befrienders undertake training, we cannot guarantee that they will have the necessary experience in dealing with any specific needs. Our volunteers are not expected to administer medication, or assist with personal care. These factors should be taken into consideration when assessing a child or young person’s suitability for this service.

For more information or to make a referral to the service, please contact our B&NES Befriending referrals team.


Telephone: 07542 521509

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