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 music, life skills, sport 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:
- Art and sculpture – help us produce one of our famous giant puppets
- Come dine with you – try new flavours, learn how to make your favourite foods and eat more healthily
- Sport – from Kayaking to Yoga you can try all sorts of sports just for fun or take part in organised coaching session such as boxing or football.
- Kompleet Music – have fun with music and learn, develop, produce, stage manage and perform in public
- Duke of Edinburgh Awards – learn survival skills and challenge yourself in the big outdoors
- Full certified accreditation program supporting you to progress in life
- Volunteering to prepare for work
- Access to Employment opportunities and job coaching
There are three core services in the Youth Service programme:
Click on each programme to find out more about it and who to contact.
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 Action on Disability on Thursday evenings from 5:00pm to 8.00pm.
Young disabled people are offered opportunity and choice leading to independence through drop-in and programmed youth provision. Regular activities include: pool, table football, computers and art. There is also a focus project that runs throughout the course of the term based on young peoples interests.
Call Tamara Stuiver on 020 8749 3868 / 07557 273 567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates 2016-2017 Thursdays 4.30pm - 7.30pm
- Winter Term
Thurs 12th January - Thurs 23rd March 2017 (no group at half term)
- Spring Term
Thursday 27th April - Thursday 6th July 2017
Cambridge School, 61 Bryony Road, W12 0SP
Previous projects include;
For a link to a campaign that young people put together to combat blue badge crime!
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.
- Computer access
- Tailored, user-led special interest projects
There are 20 places available
Transport (drop home) is available upon request
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.
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.
Please contact Lisa Monzon on 020 7471 8535 or on email@example.com
Dates 2013-2014 Fridays 3.15 - 6.15pm
- Autumn Term
- 4th October- 13th December 2013 (no group at half term)
- Winter Term
- 17th January - 28th March 2014 (no group at half term)
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL
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:
- Life skills
- Lounge and social activities
- Sensory studio
- Advice, information and Guidance
The holiday offer is put together in consultation with the young disabled people and is contracted by LBH&F Youth Services. There are regular programme meetings and monitoring of the users interests and feedback.
There is no daily cost 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 our team on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 020 8749 3858 for information about the programme and to confirm programme dates.
Dates 2016 - 2017
- Easter 2017
3rd April - 13th April
- Summer 2017
24th July - 18th August
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 achieve an ASDAN qualification for their work and we offer progression support to further opportunities and employment.
This project is coordinated with a direct link to the Hammersmith and Fulham volunteer centre.
As well as the volunteer programme we also run a broad range of progressive accreditations such as
- The Duke of Edinburgh Award
- AQA's in music, fundraising and youth arts
- ASDAN - Community Volunteering Qualification and Volunteering at an Event Award.
For more information please contact
TBC; Recruitment process in progress. In the meantime, please contact AoD and ask for the Youth service.
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. 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 LBH&F 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 LBH&F 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.
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.