This is a new project for 12 -19 years old to run alongside our existing activities. It is proposed to run the group on both a Thursday evening and Saturday morning, with the Thursday session being based at The Eric Tolhurst Centre and run as a Youth Club with activities such as pool, karaoke, x-box, air hockey, darts etc and also the use of our computer suite. We will pick each young person up from their homes and drop them off afterwards, times for this will be notified when a route has been worked out, however we intend for the Youth Club to run from around 6pm to 8pm.
Saturday mornings are intended to be more sport orientated with some of the bodies we have contacted shown above. If this is more your preference please indicate the types of activities you are interested in.
The cost of each session will be £5 payable on the day, this is the same as our existing groups pay to cover transport and the cost of any activities.
All our minibus drivers are MIDAS trained and our volunteers have an enhanced CRB disclosure.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Young People's Project Development Officer
Blyth Valley Disabled Forum
Tuesday Evening, "After School Project" (under 12's)
This Project is managed by one part time Development Worker. Once again Volunteers escort, assist and enable clients to join in the activities.
Activities range from art to nature walks, from indoor activities to local soft play areas, this is an opportunity for young children from 8 up to the age of 12 to participate and enjoy activities that they would otherwise not be able to access.
The opportunity to socialise, and offer respite to family and carers during these activities, is unique. Pick up’s start at 4.30 p.m. once again combining a transport and escort service, supervised throughout the journey and activity.
Thursday Evening Youth Club (over 12 under 19's)
For those over the age of 12 but not over 19, once again there is a chance to meet new friends socialise with old friends, enjoy the facilities on offer, that include pool, darts (soft), music, computers, play station games, videos, karaoke and art, a chance to enjoy activities without parental overseeing, here the member is supervised throughout the session. Pick up starts at 4.30 p.m. we endeavour to give each and every member at least 2 hours at the session, but travel time determines finish time.
Saturday Morning Activity (over 12 under 19's)
Fun, sport and leisure opportunities, accessing activities including horse riding, football, swimming and developing a new interest in basketball.