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BORDERS

ADDITIONAL NEEDS GROUP

BANG (Borders Additional Needs Group) is an outreach service for parents, young carers and disabled children with rare, complex and additional needs.

WHO WE ARE

At Borders Additional Needs Group, we support each other and encourage young people to live up to their full potential. Every child is celebrated for their uniqueness and we look at children as individuals first and then consider their special needs.

SUPPORTING
OVER 170
FAMILIES
ADVICE, TRUST AND SUPPORT

Children with special needs are not an easily defined group. What defines them is the fact that they need additional help in some areas of development compared to other children. Our meetings and activities are for the whole family; children, parents, carers, siblings, and grandparents. A special need has an impact on the whole family and our support, advice and information are available to everyone.

NEW PARTNERSHIP

Borders ASN Parent Carer Forum is working in partnership with Scottish Autism to improve the lives of Autistic community in the Scottish Borders. 

OUR STORY

BANG was set up over 20 years ago with the goal of supporting families in the Scottish Borders. It was started by a group of parents who felt they would benefit from meeting together to share experiences. 

 

It grew quickly in the first 3 years and since then, BANG has added more resources and linked in with many organisations and services. As well as our core youth projects, we also now provide  free music therapy, annual trips, organised events, parent carer days and family liaison support. 

 

This support enables parents to have emotional support when needed and access to useful and relevant information such as; respite, finances, education support, funding and the latest government changes.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve our projects. 

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