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Action on Disability Youth Service supports young disabled people from the ages of 11yrs to 25yrs to have fun, learn new skills and challenge themselves. We offer a varied youth curriculum programme which covers the arts, sport, independent living skills, accredited learning (including the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme) and volunteering. We want young disabled people to have the same opportunities to live independent, fulfilling lives as non-disabled people in an inclusive environment.

Overview

Action on Disability youth service supports young disabled people from 11-25 to have fun, learn new skills and challenge themselves. Designed to meet the Every Disabled Child Matters outcomes it offers a varied programme of arts, life skills, sport, accredited learning and volunteering. We want young disabled people to have the same opportunities to live independent, fulfilling lives as non disabled people. The history of the Youth Service

Are you a young disabled person?

We have lots of different activities for you to try and new skills for you to learn. Here are some of the activities that we run:
  • Journeys Youth Company – be part of an inclusive performing arts project through our partnership with Lyric Hammersmith
  • Move it Mondays – dance off those Monday blues, learn new techniques, create performance pieces and have lots of fun through this inclusive partnership with DanceWest
  • Thursday Youth club – make new friends and have fun engaging in a wide choice of youth activities.
  • Friday afterschool club – find our more about what AoD can do for you and how we can encourage you to aspire, have lots of fun with fun activities and make new friends along the way
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards – learn survival skills and challenge yourself in the big outdoors
  • Volunteering to prepare for work
  • Holiday Projects
Click on each programme to find out more about it and who to contact.

Youth Club

The AoD Youth club is a drop-in group. (No transport available)

This group is for young people aged 13-25. The group meets at Cambridge School on term time Thursdays from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

Young disabled people are offered opportunity and choice leading to independence through drop-in and programmed youth provision. Regular activities might include: cooking, music, circus skills, & digital media. There is also a focus project that runs throughout the course of the term based on young peoples interests.

Contact

Call Tamara Stuiver on 020 3080 0383 / 07557 273 567 or email tamara.stuiver@actionondisability.org.uk

Thursdays 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Where

Cambridge School, 61 Bryony Road, W12 0SP

Previous projects include; www.dontvandalisemyvan.co.uk

For a link to a campaign that young people put together to combat blue badge crime!

www.youtube.com/killzonethemovie

A film project that explored the impact that gang culture has on young disabled people! Spot the difference!?! This film won a Rain Dance award.

The After School Club

The primary aim of this group is to support new members aged 11-16 into accessing our services. The group provides social, learning and leisure opportunities.

Activities include:

  • Sports
  • Arts
  • Tailored, user-led special interest projects

There are 15 places available

Transport (drop home) is available upon request

Referral Process

Members can be referred from a range of sources including schools and social services. A membership form needs to be completed before accessing the service. This can be obtained from Action on Disability or you can download a copy from the documents section of our website.

Costs

there is no cost but in order to meet Action on Disability running costs a voluntary contribution of £5.00 per term is recommended, but not compulsory.

Contact details

Please contact Lisa Monzon on 020 7471 8535 or on lisa.monzon@actionondisability.org.uk

Fridays 3.30 - 6.30pm

Where

Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL

Holiday offer

The service is for young people aged 11-25 years. People attending the programme can choose from a range of age appropriate, progressive and exciting daily activities. On a full programme we aim to provide up to 50 places daily:
  • Places are provided on a first come first served basis to registered members.
  • Allocated places are reserved daily for children with high and complex support needs. These places are referred through the Disabled Childrens Team in Hammersmith And Fulham Social Services Department.
The programme of events and opportunities includes:
  • Arts
  • Sports
  • Life skills
  • Lounge and social activities
  • Sensory studio
  • Advice, information and Guidance
  • Music
  • Fun
The holiday offer is put together in consultation with the young disabled people who are members of our service and through their youth board. Its a contracted offer by LBH&F Youth Services.

Costs

its a free offer but in order to meet the running costs of the service we ask members attending to consider a voluntary contribution, which is recommended at £5 per day (£25 per week). This is not compulsory

Contact details

Contact our team on admin.youth@actionondisability.org.uk  or 020 3080 0383 for information about the programme and to confirm programme dates.

Volunteering

During holiday offers and term time projects we have a volunteering programme, where volunteers are able to support the youth workers to deliver activities and support individual support workers. Volunteers can have their roles charted through progression plans and we offer a pathway to further opportunities and employment.

As well as the volunteer programme we also run a broad range of progressive accreditations such as

  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • To find out more please contact Tamara on 020 3080 0383 or on tamara.stuiver@actionondisability.org,uk

Registration

How to register

Places will only be provided to members on the AoD Youth Programme mailing list. To be added to the mailing list young people need to have completed a membership form. Membership forms are available through the office or download one from the documents section of the website. On receipt of a membership form, we will assess the needs of each young person to determine the level of support required at the service. We will make contact and arrange to meet with the young person to discuss options further. It is important to note that young people with high and/or complex needs may need additional support. All places are allocated on a programme by programme basis. Young people on the mailing list will be contacted by post with instructions on how to book a place. This is normally 5 weeks prior to each offer. It is important to note that holiday offers are very popular and it is important to book early to avoid disappointment.

Young people with high and/or complex support needs.

Places are reserved for children who require more focused support. The allocation of these places is approved through the LBHF Disabled Children's Team. This allows us to allocate appropriate support for all of the young people attending.
  • Young people with high support needs who are aged between 18-25 yrs will need to discuss support arrangements with the LBHF Learning Disability Team.
  • Members with their own support workers (e.g. Direct Payment arrangements) will need to discuss booking procedures and line management arrangements of workers with the AoD Youth Service.
AoD will reserve the right to refuse a place only on the grounds that resources do not meet Health and Safety requirements of a placement. NB; This may involve appropriate levels of support or capacity issues in the total numbers of people attending the centre.

For Commissioners

Action on Disability has provided inclusive youth activities for disabled young people for over 25 years and is an approved contracted provider for LBH&F Youth services.

Our goal is to support young disabled people to aspire beyond Action on Disability Youth Service offer, and to develop the appropriate skills to live independent and fullfilling lives.

We support them to learn life skills while they engage in fun and progressive activities. We prepare them for the world of work and independence through our pathway to  AoD's employment programme.

Ask us about our model and find out about our training programme.

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Tamara Stuiver

Phone
020 8749 3858

Email
admin.youth@actionondisability.org.uk

Post
Action on Disability
Lillie Road
London SW6 7SR

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