We know that exercise is good for our physical health but it can have particular benefits to our mental health as well. By […]

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. […]

A hello from Dave

Some of Friends for Leisure’s young people thought up some questions to ask trustee, Dave Powell:  Trustee : Dave Powell What is your favourite music? Easy – Rock! What do you do for a living? I run an Advertising Agency. Do you like art? Yes very much, I studied art at college. Do you like being on a […]

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. […]

Claire’s profile

Name: Claire Hodkinson    Age: 38 I am the longest serving office volunteer here at Friends for Leisure. I have a syndrome that affects the left frontal lobe of my brain. This means that I struggle with multi-tasking, map reading, maths, time, handling money, understanding facial expressions and much more. I live with my mum […]

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 […]

Vale Royal Disability Newsletter May 2016

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Vale Royal December newsletter

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How Autism Highlights Health Care Challenges

The Huffington Post has published an article on autism and the health care system. Rather that a society being judged on how it treats its prisoners, we should look at how its medical system treats the most vulnerable patients. See more here.