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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Kool Club 

Kool Club is a Saturday youth club for young people with learning disabilities aged 14-25. If 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]

CoronavirusDue to the social distancing measures of Coronavirus not all of Lifeworks services are running as they usually do.

Our residential services, Robins and Sesame, continue to run and have provided a safe home for the residents. Unfortunately, we have had to stop the short stay service at Robins for the time being. Our specialist College was closed for the Easter holidays but has now re-opened for a small number of students. Community Projects’ in-person services have been put on hold but the team have been very creative, launching Safe-Space a new online platform to provide a much-needed service to young people who are feeling isolated at home.

We are still working our way through these times where there is uncertainty and we are responding to guidance and instruction as information is sent to us. We look forward to the time when we can re-instate all of our services but the safety and wellbeing of our service users, families and staff is our top priority always.

Please continue to find out more about our services and get in touch with us to discuss them at any time. Email [email protected] or call 01803 840 744

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