What's New?

Change of Premises

Due to renovation works scheduled to be commenced on Netherton Community Centre, Buddies is being decanted into the Southbrae Centre as of Wednesday 8th August 2018. The full address for the centre is Southbrae Centre, 190 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1TX. All telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any questions please do give the office a call!

New term start dates

With the Summer Holidays coming to a conclusion we are getting organised to restart our term time services. The start dates and times are as follows:-

Buddies' Nursery - Wednesday 15th August 2018 @ 08:50am

Buddies' After School - Wednesday 15th August 2018

Buddies' Wednesday Youth Club - Wednesday 15th August 2018

Buddies' Sunday Club - Sunday 19th August 2018

Buddies' Monday Youth Club - Monday 20th August 2018

Outreach - Monday 13th August 2018

Summer Holiday Club

Many thanks to all who took part in our Summer Holiday Club. This truly was our busiest yet and you all made it thoroughly enjoyable. We hope you all have had a fantastic time over the past five weeks as we have. We can all very much agree that this has been the best Summer we have had in respect of the weather. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon and are getting prepared for getting back to the "normal" routine. Keep an eye for the October Holiday Club applications which will be being sent out in the next few weeks.

New Minibus

Due to the generous grant awards from The True Colours Trust and The Robertson Trust and all the extraordinarily kind donations we have been able to get a brand new Variety Sunshine Coach. A very special thank you to the great support of Variety, the Children's Charity and our sponsor The Bingo Assosciation. Rest assured that the new coach has already been put to great use.

Buddies Board - Change of Office Bearers

Buddies extend their most heartfelt thanks to Mrs Dorothy Barton who has chaired our Board of Trustees for the past multiple years. She has been with us since the organisation started in 1994 and dedicated her time and passion to helping us through thick and thin. We are eternally grateful to her for her service to us and even more so that she has consented to remain on the board as a trustee. Her advice and guidance will continue to be highly valued. We also would like to extend our gratitude to Mr Eric Coulter who has stepped down as treasurer. Again, his advice and guidance has been significant to us and thank him for it and also for consenting to continue to remain as a trustee. Thanks and well wishes are given to Mr Charles Paton and Miss Gillian Docherty who will be stepping in as Chair and Treasurer respectively. Best of luck to you both and we are greatly looking forward to working closely alongside you both.


We are looking to begin a project to raise funds to replace our changing bed. As you would imagine this is a very important piece of equipment that we use. If you would be willing to donate anything to us please use the link at the top of the page which will take you to our BT MyDonate page.

Eco Committee Update

Our children, parents and staff have been making improvements to our garden area and have raised £980.00 through taking part in a sponsored litter pick which has helped us buy new resources for our graden. We have been collecting plastic bottles, which the parents have been involved with, and we have now built our very own greenhouse with these, The children took great pride in helping build this. We have also built our very own minibeast hotel which the children also assisted with. 

Care Inspectorate - Children's Services

We had our Care Inspectorate Inspection for our children's services at which we achieved a grade 5. Congratulations to Julie and her team. This is a true testament to the passion and dedication of our staff. Well done!

BT MyDonate 

If you would like to make a donation online then please visit our BT MyDonate page. 


We are currently raising funds for a new Variety Coach and are making plans to possibly install a new air conditioning/heating unit in one of our nursery rooms. Any and all donations are gratefully received and don't forget to tick Gift Aid.


Children's Services

Children's Services

We have a range of services for children and young people affected by disability inc. Autism Spectrum Disorder. These services are for age 5 – 19.

Adult Services


We offer a range of services for young adults from age 19 – 35 years. Some are detailed here and we are always open to new ideas and suggestions.



Buddies Club Nursery provides child care and education for children Aged 0–5 years.

NEWAdventure Breaks

Here are some of our happy teams on their Adventure Breaks - more details in Our Adventure Breaks Section

The Team welcome you to Buddies...





  • Buddies was established almost 20 years ago to provide community based play/ leisure, social and recreational opportunities for a range of children, young people and adults with disabilities and additional needs. 


  • We strive to develop independence, choice, and the opportunity to be valued as individuals allowing our child ren, young people and adults and their families to lead as normal lives as possible.


  • We have developed in recent years and now help around 200 families.  


  • We have a high quality mainstream nursery on site. 


  • Keep checking our website for news of new sports, arts and lifestyle skills programmes. We're continuing to evolve constantly and still provide high quality services.                                

 Jane Hook M.B.E  M.A.
Founder and Company Secretary.

 Read more about us here....

Events Calendar

Find out the latest times for our various clubs and events here.

                     Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the Adventure Breaks that Buddies now run. Melissa loved her last one and is already looking forward to the next.
Sandra Paton

Image Gallery

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