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AliceYMCAEastSurrey Fri 27-Apr-18 10:00:24

Hello,

My name is Alice and I am the Disability and Youth Projects Co-ordinator for the YMCA East Surrey. At the YMCA we believe that everyone should be able to live a full and active life, regardless of their ability or health. We support children, young people and adults with disabilities or complex needs by providing specialised activities that promote independence and give families a short break. Whether through sport and exercise, social activities or volunteering – we strive to make it possible for people with disabilities to participate in all our mainstream services and also run specific projects for those with higher support needs.

As the Disability and Youth Projects Co-ordinator my role is to oversee our play and leisure services in the Mole Valley and Epsom areas, where we have been given recent funding from Surrey County Council. As these are new services we have lots of spaces for children and teenagers that would benefit from the activities provided.

What activities/groups do we offer?

YIPPEE –Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley
This play scheme runs every Saturday during term time and during the school holidays. It is for children between the ages of 5-11 with a wide range of disabilities and complex needs. We provide age appropriate activities for children, ensuring that they can play with friends and try out new things.

Yip4Youth – Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley
This runs every Saturday during term time and during the school holidays. Yip4Youth ensures that young people with disabilities can meet up in a safe place and try out new activities with their friends. Activities are chosen by the young people to help social interaction and independence.

Yip4Youth Fridays – Our Yip4Youth Friday Youth Club runs alternative Fridays in the Dorking and Reigate area.
These sessions are for people aged 12-18 with disabilities. Our fun sessions are a fantastic way to make new friends and spend time with old ones. Each session will have a theme, which will promote both social and life skills. Activities are chosen by the people attending the group and they have the chance to work towards accreditations whilst having fun.

If you would like any more information please contact me on:

T 01737 222859
M 07955081275

Thank you,

Alice smile

BellaCat123 Fri 27-Apr-18 22:43:18

Just to say that we accessed the YMCA’s West Sussex provision and it was outstanding.

The staff were friendly and experienced and spent a long time getting to know my boys. My boys can show some very challenging behaviour which was dealt with calmly, without judgement and in conjunction with behaviour plans from other settings.

Absolutely vital ‘respite’ for us and a whole lot of fun for my boys too. Thoroughly recommended

Imnotacelebgetmeouttahere Sun 29-Apr-18 14:56:22

Thanks alice will contact next week.when back in uk - would love my son to access your dorking group

AliceYMCAEastSurrey Fri 04-May-18 16:21:02

Hello BellaCat123. That's lovely feedback, thank you. It's lovely to hear that the boys enjoy coming to us. I will pass this on to Rob, who runs the group smile
Hi Imnotacelebgetmeouttahere! That's great, I look forward to hearing from you smile

PictPost Fri 08-Jun-18 20:53:04

Hi,

Thanks for posting, where is the Yipee group based?

Thanks

AliceYMCAEastSurrey Wed 13-Jun-18 11:22:42

Hello,

We are based in Dorking and Epsom.

If you would like any more information, please don't hesitate to contact me on 01737 222859 or 07955081275.

Thanks,

Alice

AliceYMCAEastSurrey Wed 13-Jun-18 11:24:12

Dorking is at St John's Primary School

Epsom is based at Linden Bridge School and The Vale Primary School in the summer holidays smile

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