07 December 2015
Monday 7 December
From 30 November – 4 December we celebrated “London Youth Inclusion Week” for the second year. The week is used to showcase the inclusive work from some of our member clubs, residential centres, programmes and youth board.
Monday 30 November – Working with Disability
First of all we heard from Ryan who is currently an Apprentice Instructor at our residential centre, Woodrow High House. Ryan explains his challenges with his dyslexia and Asperger’s as he embarks on his career in the outdoor sector.
Tuesday 1 December – Eliminating Segregation
We looked at one of our member clubs, Activities 4 U, and how they make sports inclusive and accessible for all young people. Specifically we looked at how they use Wheelchair Basketball to eliminate any boundaries and segregation within peer groups.
Wednesday 2 December – Integration in Society
On the third day, we look at the integration and diversity in one of our member clubs, The Rathbone Society in Lambeth. For the last 18 months they have been working on an integration programme, we caught up with them to talk about how their work has changed the dynamic in their club.
Thursday 3December – Dare to be Inclusive
We spoke with Zac from WAC Arts, has been on Dare London since 2014. He discusses the limitations for young people, especially those who have additional needs. He also shares his personal story with WAC Arts and London Youth.
This year’s theme for International Day of Persons with Disabilities was “Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities”. With this in mind, we held our first meeting of our new project: The London Youth Inclusion Network.