Independent Visitor Service - Nottingham

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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 6 and 17.5 years old, we can match you with an Independent Visitor.  

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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 
  • Trampoline parks 
  • Cinema trips 
  • Eating out 
  • Shopping 

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

How do I get an independent visitor?

Are you aged 6 – 17.5? Do you live with a foster family, in a residential home, or by yourself? 

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

Call 07435925216 / 01332294534 or email: [email protected] for a referral form.

Find us

  • Our office is located in Derby town centre. It's easily accessible from the bus and train station. 

  • Room 7 Halliday House
    2 Wilson Street
    Derby DE11PG
  • Parking is available a short walk away on Babbington Lane at £3.50 per day. 

Office opening times

Please give us a call or pop in to our office to find out more about the service. 

  • Monday09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturdayclosed
  • Sundayclosed