Can Do Participants
Who are we?
We are Leonard Cheshire – supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We are at the heart of local life – opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in your community.
Can Do can be your next step to get to where you want to be. It is a skills development activity based programme for young people with additional needs. It’s about giving you the opportunity to make a difference – both to your local community and yourself.
Can Do will work with you to build new skills and increase your confidence. Who do we work with? People who have a disability, additional need and/or mental health condition aged 16 to 35 What can we offer?
We can offer just about anything digitally and with careful consideration, some activities can be face to face.
The sort of things we can offer are: Drama sessions Comedy workshops, Circus skills Quizzes, scavenger hunt Music sessions – beat boxing, rapping, drumming, song writing, choir, singing Digital skills, - internet safety, animation, film making Exercise sessions – yoga, aerobics, team sport, cheerleading, jujitsu/boxing, circuits, core, dance sessions Interactive virtual tours eg zoos, animal sanctuary, small animals, Beamish (historical), National Trust, Wellbeing workshops/Relaxation techniques Arts & Crafts – digital, drawing/painting, photography, pebble art Information sessions - build confidence, volunteering, gaining skills for employment, cv writing
Volunteering – create or do something for others, make a difference in your community Outcomes o experience increase self-confidence and make informed choices to live a more independent life o increase their skills and capacity to take up volunteering, training and/or employment opportunities o be more engaged in their communities and experience reduced social isolation and marginalisation o local community groups and employers will feel more informed and confident to be inclusive when supporting disabled people Delivery?
There are 2 engagement options: 1 hour Taster session (one-off) or Building Communities project
(6 x 1 hour sessions). All participants receive a certificate for taking part, the BC project offers a
City & Guilds certificate on completion.
Everything on offer is free and fully funded.
About Leonard Cheshire Disability (Can Do Programme)
Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose. For over 65 years, we have supported disabled people in many different ways, to reflect what they tell us they want. This includes providing care in:
- people's own homes
- supported rented accommodation
- residential homes
- day centres
- respite services
We make a difference to the lives of thousands of people by supporting them to develop skills through employment, volunteering and digital inclusion projects. We campaign alongside disabled people to bring about changes for the better, and to challenge ignorance and unfairness in society.
Internationally, we are part of a Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire charities which works to improve the lives of disabled people in 54 countries.
Can Do is a volunteering community programme for disabled people aged 16 to 35. We aim to help people:
- learn and develop new skills
- build self-confidence and independence
- meet new people and make new friends
- raise awareness on issues that are important to you
- be more socially active in your community
We provide training, cover all expenses and offer extra support as needed. You can volunteer and combine it with study or work.
As the leading UK disability charity, we welcome applications from disabled volunteers and are happy to discuss individual support requirements. Can Do is open to people with a long term health condition or disability, including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities like dyslexia and dyspraxia.
What skills do I need?
See above someone who meets the criteria
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When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 22/09/2020
End Date: 22/09/2020
This opportunity has no specific location.