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BORDERS
ADDITIONAL NEEDS GROUP

WHO WE ARE

 Borders Additional Needs Group is an OSCR Registered Charity based in Scottish Borders for Families with an Additional Support Need Child or Young Person. Our unique  Whole Family Approach and Person Centred focus enables us to provide and  support A.S.N  Families, we do this via a dedicated ASN Family Liaison Worker providing weekly Peer Parent Support, Thematic Information workshops, . We are funded by National Lottery to deliver Two dedicated Youth Programme for Additional Support Needs Young People aged 11-24 years of age. We support each other and encourage young people to live up to their full potential.

SUPPORTING
OVER 200
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.

PARTNERSHIP WITH SCOTTISH AUTISM 

Our partnership with Scottish Autism aims to improve the lives of the autistic community in the Scottish Borders.  With funding from Scottish Borders Council Health and Social Care Partnership, we employ a Dedicated Autism Community Coordinator.

 

OUR STORY

BANG was set up over in 2003 with the aim of supporting families  of Additional Support Needs Families  Pre and Post Diagnosis in the Scottish Borders. It was launched after an identified need by a group of parent carers 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.  Borders Additional Needs Group launched National Lottery Funded Transitional Youth Project Branching Out in 2020 and with funding support from Robertson Trust employs a dedicated ASN Family Liaison Worker

 

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

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Multiple Dates
    Sat, 15 Jun
    Galashiels
    15 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Galashiels, Livingstone Pl, Galashiels TD1 1DQ, UK
    15 Jun 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Galashiels, Livingstone Pl, Galashiels TD1 1DQ, UK
    A NEW Monthly activity session for ASN Families with children under 11 years of age.

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

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