Community Projects

Lifeworks Community Projects offer a range of fun and worthwhile activities for children and young people with learning disabilities.

Community Projects activities give young people the chance to make and meet up with friends, improve their health, try new activities and support to achieve their best futures. From short breaks to inclusive sports and our Extraordinary Young People project, we offer opportunities which open up possibilities.

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Community Projects are co-designed by the young people themselves. Our young people should decide what their tomorrow looks like. So with their ideas, hopes and aspirations we work with a network of local community partners to make it happen.

Below you’ll find more information about our current Community Projects on offer

Lifeworks Short Breaks

Lifeworks offer a variety of rich and rewarding short breaks for children and young people with learning disabilities. We understand how vital short breaks are for families. All of our short breaks are designed around the needs of the children and young people

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Breaking the Barrier

Experience the thrill of catching a wave and maybe even standing on a surf board. Or see the joy of siblingss cycling together in tandem for the first time. Breaking the Barrier makes sport easy and enjoyable for young people with learning disabilities and their families to take part in. It gets people together to have fun with sport in a supported environment, surrounded by people willing them on.

 

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Holiday Projects 

The Holiday Project provides short break adventures during the school holidays for young people with learning disabilities aged 12-17. It offers opportunities for fun, friendships and new experiences with a skilled staff team.

 

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Youth Group

Our Youth Group offers young people with learning disabilities aged 11-18 a chance to make friends, experience the new, take the lead, get involved in community life and most importantly have a great time. The Youth Group offers supported activities and trips, helping members make friends, develop life-skills whilst having the best time.

 

 

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Extraordinary Young People

 It is not always easy for young people with a learning disability to get a job and we want to change this. Extraordinary Young People or EYP as it’s known helps young people with learning disabilities to gain skills and experience to lead to a brighter future.

 

How to access Community Projects 

Please get in touch with us to have a chat about your young person and to explore which of our projects they would like to take part in.

 Get in touch below, or e-Mail [email protected]

BBC Radio NewsListen back now

Thank you to BBC Radio Devon for the brilliant introduction to Lifework services and volunteering. If you missed it and want to listen back you will find all the links below:

Paddleboarding:
Sarah-Jane (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09lg9rp 1hr 46min
Maisie & Zoe (SUP) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvnf 1hr 28min

Volunteering:
Kat Lacy (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv2y 1hr 26min
Richard Crompton (Trustee) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv8m 1hr 27min
Matt (Young Volunteer) & Helen https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv6h 1hr 26min
Lisa (Mercer Volunteer) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvfz 1hr 26min
Ken (volunteer)https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv08 1hr 26min

 

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