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Space & Broomhouse Hub

Covid-19 UPDATE...

Members are currently being offered one to one telephone support and/or group support through digital platforms.

We are accepting new referrals for this service, if you would like more information please get in touch

Normal service details...

The Broomhouse Youth Befriending Project recruits, trains and supports volunteer Befrienders for young people affected by parental substance misuse aged 5-16 years.

The project was established in 2002 and we help up to 40 children and young people in a year period.

At present we have a waiting list of children and young people in need of support. Children and young people are referred by social workers, head teachers, police, housing department and/or various health professionals.

Parental substance misuse can impact on young people in many ways such as:

- Being bullied
- Lack of supportive adults within the family
- Concern for the young person's physical, emotional, educational or social welfare
- Not coping within the school setting
- Isolation
- Abuse or neglect

Aims and Objectives

BYBP aims to improve the lives of children and young people affected by parental drug and/or alcohol use in the South West Edinburgh area.

Our key objectives are to:

- Offer young people the opportunity to engage in a trusting, supportive relationship with a reliable, consistent adult
- Provide young people with a positive role model
- Enable young people to do things they would not normally do on their own
- Improve life opportunities and enable young people to make positive life choices
- Encourage young people to engage in positive use of their leisure time

Outcomes we hope for include:

- Young people are moved on to a positive destination
- Improved skills to enable young people to cope better at home
- Increased knowledge of the issues surrounding substance misuse
- Improve support for children looked after at home
- Improved self confidence
- Growth of self-esteem
- Improved relationships with family and friends
- Improved attendance at school
- Increased social activity in the community
- Improved quality of life

For further information, to refer a young person or to find our more about volunteering, please get in touch for a chat.
4 - 12, 13 - 16
Days and Times
79/89 Broomhouse Crescent, Broomhouse
EH11 3RH

South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 455 7731
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 18 August 2020