Freedom2Choose programme


At Autonomie, we are committed to helping young people with additional needs overcome many of the challenges they face as they move into adult life. Our Freedom2Choose programme helps these young people reach their potential and lead fuller and more independent lives.


Who is freedom2Choose for?

Young people with physical disabilities and allied additional needs aged between 14 and 25 in the Greater Belfast area.


What does the programme offer?

Freedom2Choose offers structured opportunities for practical learning, social and recreational activities and access to what’s on offer in the community!



Opportunities to do what every young person should be doing!

·         Learning and development

Each 13-week long programme is themed and focuses on personal development. Themes can include ‘Good Mental Health’, ‘Independence’ and ‘Keeping Safe’. Young people choose when they take part and what activities they want to join in!

·         Social activities

Members can enjoy cinema/restaurant visits and cultural and drama events.

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·         Day trips

Visit places of interest and local attractions, e.g. Exploris Aquarium, Belfast Zoo, Newcastle and Carrickfergus Castle.


·         Recreational opportunities

Young people are free to use the recreational facilities at Lilac House to chill or choose an activity of their choice.



When does it happen?

2-4 hours per week (usually on a Saturday) at our South Belfast centre Lilac House (Linked Independent Living and Advice Centre) and at venues in the community.


Members are asked to make a small contribution each week (usually £3.00).


For latest programme information and to find out how you or a young person you know can get involved, please telephone us on 028 95918051, alternatively email us at

Freedom2Choose is supported by partners including the Education Authority.


Programme leaflet


Freedom2Choose leaflet

To view and download a PDF copy of Freedom2Choose programme leaflet, please click the above link. To request a copy in the post please use the 'Contact Form' available on our website here. Alternatively, request a copy by calling us on 028 9591 8051, or by emailing us at


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