Chernobyl Children's Project (UK)

Enabling independence for disabled young people.

We wish to give two young people with physical disabilities who have grown up in an orphanage the opportunity to become part of our 'Family Home 2000' for two years as they move towards independence. We believe this will encourage the Belarusian authorities to provide similar support to others.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2014 to 12:00 AM, 1 September 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1059832)

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Situation

Orphaned children with physical disabilities in the past have received very little education and this is particularly hard for intelligent young people who may end up living in very inappropriate adult institutions. The project is trying to provide the best possible living conditions for a small group of intelligent but phsyically disabled young people, and to use this as a model of best practice for the Social Protection Ministry.

Solution

We have set up a small home where five young people can live and develop their independence skills. Two of them have quite severe physical disabilities and will live there permanently; the others have lesser disabilities and some have already been able to go through college and move on to independence. We would like to expand the support we can give and help more young people to move on the an independent life.