The new ‘Friends like us' Project is a group for children and young people who find it difficult to meet others like them.
This summer we are hosting regular sessions for our Friends Like Us Project. Below are a list of meeting times
Introducing Aaron – new NTDF Volunteer who has been doing work experience with us and is continuing to participate and take part in our activities.
Pictured here – Aaron with Mathew Hall, our youth worker – Aaron designed the quiz for our recent garden party last week -and we are looking forward to more of the same..
This is Jayne with her communication support worker – Jayne now takes part in Fitness and Fun each week – she also came along with us to Alnwick Garden – what a fabulous day we had…
The 'Friends like Us' Project is a piece of work we are doing with support from The Children’s Foundation which is going to focus on children and young people with a physical disabilty.
At NTDF we know that everyone is different – but sometimes, although we are different from each other – we do have some things in common. Taking the lead on this new project are Jake and Rebecca.
Both are Volunteers at NTDF and both know how it is to grow up being ‘different’ to those around you and how it feels to be treated differently because people just don’t understand enough about you.
At NTDF we know disability does not mean inability and the first spotlight of this new page is the fabulous achievements, last year of Jake and Rebecca who both successfully completed Positive Pathways to Volunteering and Employment Courses. Pictured below being presented with certificates from Tutor Dr Alice Cree.
Introducing Jake and Rebecca who are taking the lead on this piece of work:
'Hello I'm Jake, I've been volunteering at NTDF for 18 and it's given me lots of fantastic opportunities. I want to give other people in North Tyneside the chance to meet other people in a similar position to themselves'
'Hello I'm Rebecca, I joined the Young People's project 3 years ago, and it gave me a fantastic opportunity to meet new people. 6 months later I started volunteering for NTDF and it gave me the chance to learn new skills and enhance the I already had. Meeting new people with a similar condition is an exciting opportunity.'