Kool Club – Youth Group

 

Our youth group, Kool Club gives enriching weekend activities for young people with learning disabilities—building community, belonging and independence whilst having fun and getting active.

 

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Saturday Youth Club for young people with learning disabilities

Kool Club offers young people with learning disabilities aged 14-25 a chance to make friends, experience the new, take the lead, get involved in community life and most importantly have a great time.

Kool Club runs on alternate Saturdays throughout the year and the seasonal programmes are chosen in advance by group members. Past activities at Kool Club include Zip Wiring at the Eden Project, Skiing and Sno-tubing at Plymouth Ski Slope, community gardening, mountain biking, residential trips, cooking and much more.

New friends and experiences

Kool Club activities take place in a relaxed and supportive community environment. Members can make friends and develop life skills as they prepare for and become an adult.

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Community inclusion

From giving back to the community by tidying up green spaces, to being an active part of it by joining Pride celebrations or running stalls at fairs and markets, Kool Club strives for young people with learning disabilities to feel included, confident and to help the local community to become more inclusive.
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Learning Independence

Young people get the opportunity to learn life skills to help them grow their independence and confidence; from shopping and preparing meals to travel by bus/train/boat & even plane. The social trips away from home with friends are important for the young people we work with, helping both them and their family to believe that they can do it.
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Problem Solving

Whilst Kool Club is a ‘held space’, young people are encouraged to set their own ground rules such as establishing Bullying Ground Rules, and to support each other in staying safe which you can see through an Online Safety video the group created.

Find out more about Kool Club

There is a core group of people who attend Kool Club and it is periodically open to new members with learning disabilities.

We currently have availability for new members and would love to hear from you!

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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