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 children to live up to their full potential. Every child is celebrated for his or her uniqueness and we look at children as individuals first and then consider their special needs.

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SUPPORTING
OVER 80
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. 

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OUR STORY

BANG was set up over 17 years ago with the goal of supporting families in the Scottish Borders. It was set up 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.  Through establishing these links, we now provide free music therapy, annual trips (Calvert Trust, The Yard, Alan Shearer Centre), organised events (Archery project, Summer Respite Camps, Silent Disco), parent carer days and provide signposting 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.

To join our community of families, please get in touch for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Supporting our early years autistic children
    Online Event
    02 Sep, 18:30 – 20:00
    Online Event
    "Supporting our early years autistic children" - a webinar with Autism Network Scotland and Borders Additional Needs Group (BANG)

SUPPORT FAMILIES IN THE SCOTTISH BORDERS