Promoting Social Inclusion
To integrate our young adults into the local community & wider communities as much as possible to promote social inclusion.
'Preparing for Adulthood' government outcome:- Having friends and relationships and being part of their community.
Our members enjoy socialising with their friends. They have fun when eating out and participating in community leisure and recreational activities.
We have links with various local companies within our community which can be seen in our portfolio under the partnership tab.
To continue to raise funding for our young adults to enjoy residential and non-residential short breaks to enhance their lives, promote their independence and support their families.
Funds Raised for Short Breaks
Non- Residential Short Breaks
In August 2017 we were funded to participate at Peat Rigg for a full day. The young adults enjoyed every aspect of the day and were fully included in all activities. More information on this trip can be found here. You can also view our videos on YouTube here.
Residential Short Breaks
In February 2018 we attended Peat Rigg Outdoor Center on a three day residential. We stayed Saturday until Monday It was an incredible experience and the young adults totally loved it. Hopefully, the parents had a well-deserved rest. The photos can be seen here in our portfolio.
'Smile Through Sports' (Newcastle)
'Creative Village' (Stockton)
We enjoy taking part in the 'Smile Through Sport' programme, once a month. They are a team that loves to inspire, motivate and create opportunity.
SMILE Through Sport CIC is a not for profit organisation founded in 2013 by Paralympian Stephen Miller MBE. It combines the services of inspirational speaking, training courses and disability sport development. Working throughout the North East of England, they have a growing and dedicated team that is passionate about disability sport. They work with all types of organisations from schools to private businesses. They work closely with clients to provide a bespoke and tailored service that suits their needs.
So far they have inspired and helped over 12,000 people!
Their portfolio can be seen here.
Our young adults enjoy art workshops ran by Creative Village CIC (Community Interest Company) which was set up by two passionate young artists who support creative expression for all. Lucy Addison and Jess Langford provide art based workshops which give attendees the opportunity to explore feelings, build confidence and develop skills in self-expression. These workshops are aimed at people with additional needs and those who are socially excluded or isolated.
They are currently delivering a project called Get Creative, which is funded by The Big Lottery Awards for All Fund, to young people with caring responsibilities, young people on the Autistic Spectrum and young adults with special needs. By tailoring the workshops to their specific needs and adapting them where necessary the young people leave the workshops with increased confidence, social skills, skills in various art disciplines and a new way of expressing and dealing with emotions.
Their portfolio can be seen here
'Ingleby Care Home' (Stockton)
Our young adults enjoy the company of the resident of the Ingleby Care Home in Stockton. We visited them at Christmas 2017 to deliver presents from our young adults and then enjoyed pizza making with them in February 2018. It was great fun and they all get on so well. We look forward to more adventures with them in the coming months.
Their portfolio can be seen here