All young people should have the opportunity to be involved in their community.
Supporting children and young people through the local social care short break offer
Young people who access early help funding through Disability Services are encouraged to use this to help access community activities and gain skills for adult life, including experience of work. Find out more about the local short break offer.
Volunteering can be great fun and can help young people to develop skills and gain experience of work, often in a supportive setting. Volunteering can be on a short or long term basis. There are lots of ways to get involved. School or college may be able to help. There are local volunteering agencies who can help with information about opportunities. You can also search for volunteering opportunities on Do-it and vInspired.
National Citizen Service
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all young people that builds skills and confidence and helps them to get ahead in work and life. The programme also helps connect young people to their local community through social action projects designed and delivered by themselves. NCS is for young people aged 15 - 17, but young people with additional needs or disabilities can be up to 25 years old. You can find out more on the NCS East website.
Sport and leisure
Locally there are opportunities for all children and young people to take part in a wide range of sport and leisure activities. Find out more about things to do in Cambridgeshire.
Everybody should feel safe and happy when out and about. However this is not always the case. The Stay Safe card was developed so that vulnerable people can get support in the community.
Keeping safe online
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities has an easy read guide for people with learning disabilities on how to stay safe on social media and online. Cerebra has a guide for parents carers on learning disabilities, autism and staying safe online.