Wac Arts

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Wac Arts Creative Healthy Living supports young people with disabilities to make the transition from full time care and support to enter employment, live independently and be assets to their community at a time when they are vulnerable as services transition from one system to another.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1121401)

Check mark Match funded

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    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

The implementation of the Children and Families Bill signals changes to young people with disabilities up to 25. Disabled young people and their carers/families have expressed concern to Wac Arts that they are feeling unsupported and fear loss of continuity in services as a result of the recently introduced Education, Health and Care assessments. In addition, the emphasis on independent living is causing particular issues for disabled young people, as many feel unprepared to fully live alone.

Solution

Activities will help young disabled adults develop their personal and communication skills to deal with the particular challenges they face, staying safe, isolation, rejection and anxiety. This will help young disabled adults to lead a healthy lifestyle, make choices and understand their rights and responsibilities, assisting them in overcoming barriers to independent living. We aim to provide a model of best practice nationally in supporting young people with disabilities in this age group.