Independent Visitor Service - The Black Country, Telford and Wrekin

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What is an independent visitor?

An Independent Visitor is an adult volunteer who gives up some of their free time to meet you once a month to do an activity together. You'll be matched with a volunteer who has similar interests to you. 

If you're a child or young person in foster care or a children's home and you're aged between 8 and 17.5 years old, we can match you with an independent visitor. 

If you'd like to find out more, you can email: [email protected]

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What activities can we do?

There are lots of things you could do with your independent visitor, like:

  • Bowling
  • Ice skating
  • Picnics
  • Cinema trips
  • Eating out

The Independent Visitor will collect you from your address and take you home after you've done the activity.

How do I get an independent visitor?

Are you aged 8 – 17.5? Do you live with a foster family, in a residential home, or by yourself?

With your permission, your social worker or carer can refer you to us. 

Download our referral form