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Lottery Cash to Empower Young Disabled Voices in Bridlington

Lottery Cash to Empower Young Disabled Voices in Bridlington

Published by Matthew Pells at 6:01am 10th February 2020.

A new project for disabled children and young people in the Bridlington area aims to give them a voice in local decisions that affect them.

'Hear our Voice' is being set up by disabled children's charity, KIDS Yorkshire.

They have been awarded funding of £130,944 over 3 years from The National Lottery Community Fund to develop a Young Person's Participation Group - supporting disabled children and young people (aged 14-25 years) to have an influence on decision makers and shape services.

Claire Crosby is one of the organisers.

Kids Yorkshire say they have carried out research in Bridlington and discovered that there has been a lack of things for young disabled people to do in the area, partly because they haven't had enough input in to shaping local services and facilities.

KIDS Yorkshire say the Bridlington funding will be used to support young people in developing their own identity, sense of independence and ambition. The projects aims to give them the skills and confidence they need to be able to influence local policy and practice development, working collaboratively with others for the benefit of their community.

They say young people involved in the project will build their confidence and self-esteem to self-advocate and support others to become involved to widen engagement

If you, or a young person you know (aged 14-25 years) with a special educational need or disability want to be part of the new group then you can contact KIDS Yorkshire on 01482 467540 or email enquiries.yorkshire@kids.org.uk

 

 

 

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