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.
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.
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.