sedcat’s ‘Buddies on the Bus’ project engages with men in Bournemouth and Poole who may be socially isolated.  Using one of our accessible 14 seater minibuses we offer day trips and outings all free of transport costs.

The intention is to increase social opportunities and allow participants to meet with others in similar circumstances, sharing an enjoyable experience. Through ‘Buddies on the Bus,’ new relationships can be formed, leading to increased confidence and feelings of wellbeing, enabling participants to feel more confident in accessing other activities in the future. Users of the service also have the opportunity to help shape the service and especially in choosing destinations/venues to visit. 

We aim to be as inclusive and flexible as possible with our criteria, but our priority for this funded project is older men in Bournemouth and designated areas of Poole.

We are members of locality  https://locality.org.uk/  a national network for community organisations. We were provided with membership ‘free of charge’ for 2020 by People’s Health Trust who currently fund ‘Buddies on the bus as part of the funding award.

To find out more about Buddies on the Bus project please contact : 

Ron Tomlin – Project Worker on 01202 534027 or email: ron.tomlin@sedcat.org.uk