We believe a bright future lies ahead for the young people we work with. Where having a learning disability should not stop you from following your own path and interests.
Extraordinary Young People or EYP as it is known, offers support, training and work skills opportunities for young people with learning disabilities aged 14 and over. It is also a pathway which helps young people to move towards areas of personal vocational interest to them. For some it is sport, others it has been catering, animation or pottery.
We have lots of young people who are full of ideas and enthusiasm for what they want to do and how they want to do it. With these ideas, we provide a platform across our Community Projects for them to test their ideas out. We provide support to help turn the ideas into reality. In a safe environment, helped by specialist staff we assist these Extraordinary Young People to take the lead.
EYP is designed and developed with the young people’s voices at its heart. The projects are for them and led by them – promoting confidence, participation, leadership and self-esteem. The support team work to remove barriers to joining in and create opportunities for everyone to take part and gain skills.
On joining EYP you will get a mentor who will work with you to think about your hopes for the future. They will look at what you enjoy, what you feel you are good at and what you don’t enjoy.
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