Friendships and fun
The following are a list of friendship networks and social groups offered to individuals with learning disabilities living in Perth and Kinross and the Tayside area.
The JIG Group
|The Join In Group offers and helps people with a range of support needs to access a varied programme of community based activities.This group is affiliated with Blairgowrie Day Opportunities.|
The Friends Unlimited Network (FUN)
FUN provides opportunities for people with learning disabilities to meet new people, giving them the opportunity to develop friendships and lasting relationships. In turn the project offers the chance for individual to fulfil their objectives of building confidence, happiness and natural connections.
The project provides an accessible friendship and relationship network to enable people with learning disabilities to come together and meet others who share similar interested through a range of social activities and regular events in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.
At the moment, FUN has in excess of 50 active members who take part in regular events through a calendar of activities such as bowling, discos, pub nights, pool nights, craft sessions, workshops and bingo. In addition, FUN supports the development of natural relationships and active social lives by fostering a culture of acceptance, friendship and peer support in order to safeguard members whilst increasing opportunities to connect with other people.
FUN asks that everyone completes a registration form [225Kb] and is happy to follow the FUN membership agreement [250Kb], there is no membership fee and most activities are paid for when you attend. However booking is needed for activities such as bowling, days away etc.
If you would like more information [4Mb] about FUN or to find out how to get involved email FUN@pkc.gov.uk or phone 01738 472340 or write to FUN, Kinnoull Community Day Opportunities, Gleneagles Road, Perth, PH2 0AW.