Children and young people with disabilities can have difficulties making and keeping friendships.
RSF have set up a number of groups where they can meet new friends and improve their social skills.
Junior Club for 8 to 12 years old
A regular club at which a group of around 10 children with additional needs are supported by sessional workers and access many activities including swimming, ten pin bowling and trips out.
The sessions are on a Saturday, once a month for 4 hours during term time. The group is fun and aims to build confidence and let children form new friendships. The Junior Club is free to attend. There is currently a waiting list for this group.
Youth Group for 13 to 18 year olds
A weekly youth group for young people with additional needs and disabilities. Based in Pickering, North Yorkshire at Atmosphere Youth Centre, it meets on a Thursday evening at 6.00 to 8.00pm. Regular activities are available including music, pool, table football and arts and crafts. The Youth Group is funded by BBC Children in Need and there are weekly subs of £2.
Over 18s for 18 to 25 year olds
A regular group for our older members, this group provides a programme of social and leisure events combined with activities designed to promote Independence. The group take responsibility for their own programme and fund-raising.