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Disability Services Overview

Inclusion, Integration, Inspiration!

We believe that everyone should be able to live a full and active life, regardless of their ability or health. We support children, young people and adults with disabilities or complex needs by providing specialised activities that promote independence and give families a short break.

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Sport and exercise, volunteering or social activities – we are proud of our services for local children, young people and adults. We strive to make it possible for people with disabilities to participate in all our mainstream services and also run specific projects for those with higher support needs.

Children

Face2Face is a befriending project and weekly drop-in parents group for parents with a child recently diagnosed with a disability.

Yippee runs on Saturdays, twice a month on Sundays and during all school holidays, offering activity playschemes for children aged 5-11 with disabilities or complex needs. Yippee offers children with high support needs a safe and fun environment to play and learn. For children with less profound disabilities, we also have inclusive places on our mainstream playschemes.

Young People & Adults

Yip4Youth runs on Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and during the week on school holidays, offering leisure time activities for young disabled people aged 12-18. At Yip4Youth we aim to help young people gain skills for independence, as well as have fun and make new friends.

OnSide Inclusive Sports is a project which works with people aged 14-30 years with a disability. Sport schemes run from seven different sites and provide opportunities for young people to participate in a range of sports. Young people can also work towards sport leadership awards and there are volunteering opportunities for both those with and without disabilities.

Friday Night Project is a Friday night youth club for young people aged 16 to 35 with a disability who are active and enjoy sports, trips to the cinema or to hang out with friends.

YmmmMCA Cafe is open every Thursday between 11.00am-1.45pm at the YMCA Sovereign Centre in Reigate. Run by young people with additional needs, the cafe allows them to develop their independence and employability skills.

Exercise Referral sessions focus on the needs of adults of all ages with chronic health conditions (such as heart attacks, strokes or mental health issues) or those with any disability.

Live It! is a sport and fitness programme for those aged 30+ with a learning disability. Participants have the opportunity to benefit from team activities, develop their communication skills, increase their confidence and improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

Get involved

Our projects always welcome new and enthusiastic volunteers. Please see details about our volunteering opportunities, or contact John Brunswick.

T 01737 222859
E john.brunswick@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

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