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Generate's Buddy Work

Generate's Buddy Work offers young people with a mild to moderate learning disability who live in the Borough of Wandsworth a total of 24 hours of 1:1 targeted support spread out over a period of 3 months. This project offers young people aged 11 to 19 a short term intervention to talk about their goals and to take steps to try and make them a reality.

The main aims of our workers are to support choices, give a sense of control and independence and increase confidence and self-esteem.

This support is bespoke to the individual and their needs and has taken many forms such as:

  • Travel Training
  • Accessing Leisure facilities
  • Finding a positive peer group
  • Accessing mainstream services
  • Support to youth club

Anyone can refer a Young person to the buddy service.

Parents and young people can also refer themselves by calling Graham Ellis on 0790 432 6764 and asking for a referral form

Who to contact

Contact Name
Graham Ellis
Parent Organisation


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Age Ranges
From 11 to 19 years

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service young people are sometimes referred by:

  • Specialist children’s services
  • Schools (both specialist and mainstream)
  • Parents and young people can also refer themselves.

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Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)

Last updated: 22 Feb 2022

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