Project: YOU Project (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)

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Who are we?

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.

What do we do?

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.

Activities include:

  • One to one and group work sessions to support personal and social development
  •  Issue based workshops targeted at specific group needs
  • Peer Education and mentoring opportunities
  • Disability Advisory Council – city wide youth voice platform
  • A range of health promoting activities
  • Things to do and places to go to meet new friends
  • Information and advice service for families
  • Curriculum and pastoral support for schools
  • Support, advice and training to promote inclusion in youth projects
What are the project aims?

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

Who is it for?
  • Disabled children and young people aged 7 – 25 years
  • Families of disabled children and young people
  • Youth Projects
What is the impact?

Our programme offers clear outcomes for disabled children and young people, their families, schools and youth projects including:

  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • Increased awareness of issues affecting their lives
  • Increased transferable skills
  • Accredited learning outcomes
  • Greater influence on decision making
  • Improved health and reduction in harmful behaviours
Where and when does it take place?

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.

How do I get there?

For further information please contact:

Merseyside Youth Association Limited, 65-67 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY

What do people say about us?

Young people:

“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.”

Professionals:

“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

Who funds the project?

Liverpool City Coucil