The Branching Out Youth Group is part of Borders Additional Needs Group. It is run by a small team of dedicated staff, currently Keith Farnish, Senior Youth Worker and Pauline Grigor, Parental Engagement Officer.
Begun in April 2020, the aims of the youth group are to provide a safe, nurturing environment for young people (aged 14-19) with additional support needs, including autism, ADHD and learning difficulties.
We use a combination of online (via Discord) and face to face youth work, as well as working directly with the families of young people to improve their engagement with the project and the wider community.
For more information and ongoing news and highlights, please go to our Facebook page.
This project is currently in its early stages and we are regularly updating our work, especially in relation to the COVID-19 situation. To contact the project directly, please email: