Friends Connect

Picture1Our Friends Connect Project is funded by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund for 3 years, August 2014 to August 2017.


Picture2It is for young people (16+) and adults with Down’s syndrome.

It’s for people who don’t get out and about much. It’s also about making new friends and taking part in activities in your local area.



Picture3Friends Connect is running Friends Groups in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Fife. The group only meets every 6 weeks.



Picture4Why? Because in between group meetings you will be out and about, doing things you enjoy with a new friend from the group.






You will be paired up with someone who likes the same kind of things as you do. You will also have a volunteer mentor who will help you and your new friend meet up every couple of weeks.



Picture6You will be finding out what is on in your local area and maybe trying a few new things.








Picture7You will still come along to group meetings (every 6 weeks) where you will be building your confidence and speaking up. We will also be talking about good friendships and learning about Facebook and being safe.



For further information, please email

You can find a parent’s information sheet and a referral form by clicking the buttons below.