Aug

23

Young People Rise to the Challenge


On the 17th and 18th of August service users in Breakthrough were joined by young people for a two day team work event. The event was run by the Challenge Network, a summer programme for young people. Over six weeks, programme participants learnt independent living skills, confidence, team work and citizenship. In the run up to visiting Breakthrough, the group had been working on enterprising ideas for accessible board games that could be used by people with learning disabilities.

On the first day the group came to test their ideas and find out more about Creative Support. On the second day, they returned with completed home made board games for the service users to try out. Peter Marshall, a service user from Breakthrough said:

“The event was brilliant, I really enjoyed playing the games that they had brought and I was really impressed with the way they put our ideas into action.”

Zoe Bancroft, a participant in the scheme said:

“It was really interesting to visit Breakthrough. I met people that I wouldn’t usually meet and I can empathise more with people with disabilities now. They have made us feel really welcome.”

The event was a resounding success, and we are looking forward to working with the Challenge Network in the future.

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