Our Self-developed project aims to support young disabled people to develop a range of skills, knowledge and experiences that will enable them to live more independently. We also work with young people to help them to have more choice and control over their lives and be able to access services and activities in their local communities. We support young disabled people to develop their confidence and resilience to be able to tackle discrimination, and increase their self-confidence.
This project provides:
• Training, workshops and support through small group sessions to share information and develop self-advocacy skills. These are delivered at our offices, as well as in schools, colleges and other community centres
• One to one support
• Support in improving resilience, skills and confidence in tackling discrimination
• We also work with young people in finding and contacting other services that can meet the specific needs of the individual who may need more in-depth support e.g. advocacy support to access other youth services and opportunities, access to benefits etc
We also run booster sessions as part of this project. These sessions are great for people who:
• Want to get your views heard
• Want to be more confident when things are difficult
• Staying safe
• Are interested in using drama to work out how to deal with difficult situations
Who can get involved?
This project is open to any young person aged 13 – 25, who lives in Manchester. To find out more, please contact us on:
Telephone: 0161 636 7535
Email: linda [at] gmcdp.com