Centre 404

Young Adult Learning Disability Group

We are fundraising for a project helping young people with learning disabilities and/or autism (LD/A) aged 16-25 thrive via accessing meaningful opportunities and training around employment, independent living skills and socialising with their peers.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (299889)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£3,816

Donations

33

Championed by Human Rights Fund

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The barriers to youth employment are even higher for people with LD/A. Besides economic factors, they are not always encouraged to see themselves as having a valuable role to play in adult society. Only 6% of adults with a LD known to their local authority in England are in paid work (NHS Digital, 2018). This particular age group lacks access to meaningful activities and positive peer relationships – they need guidance and community connections to stay safe and reach their full potential.

Solution

Delivering specialised sessions: • CV writing, mock interviews, volunteering and work opportunities • work with TFL to deliver workshops/activities, plan journeys and travel safely • Tackle hate/mate/knife crime, drug and alcohol awareness, cyber security, support to attend self-defence classes, visit police station/workshops • Budgeting, healthy meals, computer skills • Visit museums, community centres, theatres, pubs etc. • Relaxation and safe spaces – e.g. yoga, sport, mindfulness training