News

World Autism Awareness Week

This World Autism Awareness Week , we have been speaking to our young people and their families about Autism and what they think other people in the community should be aware of. One of our young people’s parents explains their experience:  ‘My Son is 14 and he has autism. If you met him now and […]


Paws for thought

In the past, Friends for Leisure youth groups have had the opportunity to take part in animal workshops held by Creative Action Team. As this month brought us Crufts 2018, we asked Sheli from Creative Action Team a bit more about their service and how they can help children and young people with a disability. […]


Fun evening in Congleton

The two Friends for Leisure youth groups in Congleton will be coming together for one night to raise vital funds for the charity. CYG and 15Up will be hosting a coffee and cake fundraiser on Thursday 22nd March, 5pm – 6:30pm at Trinity Church Hall, Wagg Street, Congleton, CW12 4BA. Fundraising activities will include: Delicious […]


Friends for Leisure fundraiser

Friends for Leisure has two youth groups in Congleton that will be coming together for one-night to raise vital funds for the charity. Please pop along on the night. If you can let us know that you are coming that would be brilliant as that will help us to know how many cakes to bake. […]


Young Carers Awareness Day 2018

Thursday 25th January is Young Carers awareness day! Who are young carers and what do they do? The Carers Trust describe a young carer as ‘someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol’. They are the same as any other […]


The life and times of Dash

Dash – January 2018 WE DID IT! That’s what I’d normally shout, with joy, after surviving another Christmas holidays. Dash went back to school yesterday, happy as usual to go to Super School, excited to see his teachers (you’d expect kids to be excited to see their friends, but with Dash it’s the staff (#becauseautism), […]


Vale Royal Disability Services newsletter

You can see the latest newsletter from VRDS here. It should appear in your “downloads” folder.


Crewe Youth Group steps up to help

Crewe Youth Group members, encouraged by Hannah, who runs the group, decided that they wanted to help Friends for Leisure with their fundraising. Cuts to local authority funding mean that raising the money needed to offer our services to disabled children and young people has become a much bigger task.  It was a really successful […]


Online safety

We’ve received an email newsletter from the NSPCC that talks about online safety and social media. Click this link to see it.


Kooth – someone to talk to online

For someone to talk to online, you can go to Kooth.com. You can see their leaflet here.