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Friends Group – Thank You Video

Posted September 24th 2019 by Rhiannon

Friends Group was a peer support group for people in Falkirk who have learning difficulties. Each week the group did a different activity, chosen by members of the group, and spent some time having a cup of tea and a catch up.

The group was open to anyone living in Falkirk, or the surrounding area, who has learning difficulties. Carers were also welcome to attend to support people at the sessions.

Friends Group project has made real positive difference to people’s lives:
  • The group members have made new friends and expanded their social connections – two of them even got married!
  • They have increased confidence and feelings of self worth
  • Everyone has learnt new things and tried out new activities
  • People attending the group have shared experiences, information and tips on all things related to learning difficulties
  • People’s mental health has improved

This video explains more…

The project was funded by the People’s Health Trust with money raised through The Health Lottery Scotland.

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