disability support

The YMCA Inclusive Lives Project is an exciting project across Kingston, Richmond and Merton that aims to:

  • Increase supportive art, dance and exercise activities for all ability and mobility levels
  • Provide support, education and employment opportunities for disabled people and those with a mental illness
  • Celebrate and build awareness of living with a disability in the community

The YMCA Inclusive Lives project is funded by a Big Lottery Grant of approximately £319,000 over three years, and will be delivered by YMCA St Paul’s Group in partnership with local authorities and charities.

The project was originally funded from August 2015 – July 2018. However, since we have had such fabulous results, Big Lottery has graciously extended our funding until the end of the year (December 2018)!

Until then, there’s still lots going on:

Join in with our weekly exercise classes

Check out our award winning adapted dance video

Sign up for a FREE Course:

Creating Wellness, Wednesdays: 3rd October to 7th November
Kingston Mencap, Searchlight Centre, New Malden KT3 3RX
Encompassing yoga, art, group discussions and practical coping mechanisms to help you through daily life.

Drama Group, Mondays: 8th October – 3rd December
6.30-8.30pm at Wimbledon YMCA, 200 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RY.
Back by popular demand our drama group offers a safe, inclusive environment for you to express yourself and show off some of your creative abilities.
Age 16 years+.

Life Skills, Thursdays: 13 Sept-18 Oct
2.00pm -5.30pm at Kingston Mencap, Searchlight Centre, New Malden KT3 3RX
The course teaches some of the basics like CV writing, interview skills, professionalism, communication and more.  A further course is planned at Kingston Eco-op – details coming soon.

We are currently working on a number of proposals and funding applications to ensure we can carry on the great work after December 2018. Watch this space for many more new and exciting opportunities to come!

To join any of the courses, or for further enquiries about our Inclusive Lives programme, please contact Helen Robinson.

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