THURSDAY YOUTH GROUP

The group was funded last year by Awards for All but this year funding has been provided by Reaching Communities, who will fund us for the next three years. Both funding streams are part of the National Lottery.

 

This group is for young people with both learning and physical disabilities aged 11-45 years. Its main aim is to provide socialisation for the young people and to combat their sense of social isolation.

The Thursday Youth Club takes place at St Swithun's Church Hall in Waverley Road in Southsea

A variety of activities are offered such as:

  • Movie Nights

  • Indoor Sports

  • African Drumming

  • Parties

  • Live Music and Performances

  • Arts and Crafts Sessions

  • Cookery Sessions

  • Youth Club Swaps

 

There are four members of staff that are responsible for the running and organisation of the group though more volunteers are always around and more welcomed!

 

The skills that can be acquired from this group include:

  • Independant Living Skills

  • Basic Literacy and Numeracy

  • Social Skills

  • Behaviour Management

  • Arts, Crafts and Design

  • Computer based skills

  • Basic Cookery

 

Parents and sessional workers are mainly responsible for the transport for this group, however transport can be arranged if necessary.

 

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