Glasgow Buddies                         

Glasgow buddies logoGlasgow Buddies is a befriending project for ENABLE Glasgow members. Our Social Coordinator supports students from Glasgow University to create inclusive social activities for our more active members. 

The club activities are very much member led and both buddies and students will create an activity programme for the year, this could include trips out to ten pin bowling, meals, crazy golf etc. over and above activities such as games, baking, karaoke, and quizes at the club.

The club runs fortnightly on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm until 8pm in Burnbank Bowling Club, 235 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow, G3 6NN



Anyone over the age of 16 who has a learning disability and is a member of ENABLE Glasgow. Members should be able to attend the club unsupported, this helps break down social independence barriers and helps members to forge meaningful peer friendships with the students.

How much?  

At the moment the club nights are free of charge, if there are activties in the community such as bowling, meals out etc, we  try to subsidise some of the costs.

Other stuff you might need to know...

What is the venue like? - The Club is run in Burnbank Bowling Club, although there is a ramp for wheelchair access there are no disabled toilets in the building.

What kind of support will be available? - The Club is run entirely by volunteers, and as such we are unable to directly meet  personal care needs. However, members are welcome to bring along their own supporter—many members of our clubs already do this. Our volunteers will ensure that everyone is safe and secure and able to join in the fun.  All our volunteers are PVG checked and have appropriate training.

How will I get there? - Although we can’t provide transport to and from the Club, we’ll be glad to help people make their own arrangements when we can.

Anything else I need to do? - We ask anyone who comes along regularly to become a member of ENABLE Glasgow.  This helps us make sure that we have all the information we need about Club members, and also gives you all the other benefits of being a member, including our monthly newsletter, access to our other clubs, dances and other annual events. Membership is only £5 per year if you have a learning disability.


 For further information contact us, or join our Glasgow Buddies facebook page