Kangaroos

No limits Programme

To create a social and recreational programme of activities for young adults with severe learning disabilities, based in Mid Sussex

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 January 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1150202)

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

A lack of social opportunity and contact for young adults 16+ with severe learning disabilities in their local community. These young people want to enjoy the same range of activities as any other but are not able to due to the extent of their disabilities. As they leave school they spend the majority of time at home with their parents and lose touch with their friends from school. They also often lose their abilities to intereact together in a social situation and become too dependant on family

Solution

By providing a varied programme of activities in the local area and wider afield where the young people are supported by experienced and qualified support staff, who encourage and guide them towards a fuller life with their peers. The activities are chosen, with support, by the young people themselves through our Youth Forum and additional ideas are suggested by staff and volunteers to widen their experience and confidence. They are taught life skills handling money and using public transport.