If your role brings you into contact with disabled children and young people, Friends for Leisure could work with you. We’re here to help them take part in everyday leisure activities that non-disabled youngsters take for granted. We provide a range of activities for young people registered with us (and sometimes including their families) across the borough of Cheshire East.
The young person’s disability can be learning, physical, social, sensory or due to mental health issues. There is no need to have a diagnosis.
We do not have a formal referral process. If you feel our services may be of interest to a young person or family please get in touch by phone, email or using a link on this website. We will talk through what to do next.
Registering for our service
Our young person’s registration form is available to download below. Once registered, we’ll visit them at home to find out what they enjoy doing and how their disability affects them. We’ll ask what they’d like to take part in, which might be one of our own organised activities, something in the community or being linked to a volunteer friend. We’ll also talk about what support is needed, as we don’t offer personal care.
With our experience of working with disabled children and young people, Friends for Leisure is well-placed to deliver disability and equality awareness sessions in primary and secondary schools, colleges, work-places and for community groups. If you would like to know more, please contact Hannah. We make a charge for the service because we receive no funding to deliver disability awareness and there is a significant cost to providing our staff.
For information about our safeguarding and other policies, please go to Our Manual.