The purpose of our disability work is to help young people with disabilities to access the Salmon Centre and all it has to offer. We also try to offer opportunities for young people to develop the skills they need to live independent lives.
Some examples of the clubs and activities we run are:
MIXABLES (DISABILITY CLUB)
This happens every Friday afternoon at the Salmon Youth Centre and involves sports, arts, music and social activities. It’s a really good way for young people to come and ‘try out’ Salmon’s facilities and meet the workers and other club members. We also sometimes run trips during this club (e.g.to the London Eye).
These range from activities at Salmon (e.g. rock climbing and a graffiti workshop), trips out to local attractions (e.g. Surrey Docks Farm and 10 pin bowling), and those further afield (e.g. Thorpe Park). We also have plans to arrange two residential city breaks this summer.
CONNECT-2: THE BEFRIENDING SCHEME
This is an initiative whereby young people with disabilities are individually paired up with a volunteer who helps them to access leisure activities in the community.