Merseyside Youth Association
Creating positive and lasting change in the lives of Merseyside's young people
MYA YOU Project is a partnership with Daisy Inclusive UK. Both organisations champion a reverse inclusion approach to empower disabled children and young people to access youth opportunities. We use a diverse range of activities to meet the needs of children and young people. Our pioneering peer lead approach enables disabled and non disabled children and young people to access a range of activities together. To compliment this work we also offer training packages for professionals to ensure inclusion is sustainable.
The YOU project provides information and advice from our specialist staff who share their knowledge about services and issues relating to disability with parents/ carers, children and young people. We also offer training around disability awareness and support professionals and organisations to become fully inclusive in their practice.
To engage disabled children and young people into engaging in all service provision
To promote the inclusion of disabled children and young people into mainstream services
To provide transitional support for disabled children and young people though times of change
To provide learning opportunities for disabled children and young people
Our programme offers clear outcomes for disabled children and young people, their families, schools and youth projects including:
Disability Advisory Council – Every other Thursday in the month 6 – 8 pm: The Door
Harthill Youth club Splice – Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Childwall Youth Club Splice – Wednesdays 6.30 – 8 .30 pm
Clubmoor Youth Club Splice – Wednesdays 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Riverside Youth Club Splice – Thursdays 6.30 – 8.30 pm
The service also operates sign posting services at our city centre building in Hanover street, for advice and information.
For further information please contact:
Merseyside Youth Association Limited, 65-67 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY
“I love to meet people and have fun.”
“I just like to be with my mates.”
“I love coming to splice project in my youth club.”
“Really good and inclusive, felt I was listened to and it refreshed my
learning.”- Professional who received Disability Awareness Training
Ofsted recommended as “exemplar of Good Practice” – January 2013
Liverpool City Coucil