Autonomie's Summer Scheme A Huge Success
Autonomie has just completed its 2016 Summer Scheme which took place 25th to 29th of July. The Summer Scheme saw nearly 20 young people aged 16-25 from Belfast and beyond take part in a variety of activities including visits to the SS Nomadic, Odyssey, Belfast Activity Centre and many more.
The Autonomie Summer Scheme catered for young people with disabilities and provided an opportunity for young people to try new experiences and make new friends.
The Summer Scheme was aimed at school and college leavers as Autonomie research revealed that young people and parents felt there were not enough services for young people aged 16 - 25.
Organiser Lynne Morrison was delighted at the success of the Autonomie Summer Scheme:
“It really was a huge success, the young people got to enjoy new experiences, meet new friends and the community spirit felt by all was tremendous and this was reflected in the feedback by both participants and parents. Thanks to everyone who came along to the Autonomie Summer Scheme and thanks especially to our funders and partners.”
Trevor Boyle, Voluntary Coordinator at Autonomie added:
"We are proud to enable the young people who have participated in our Summer Scheme to have new and exciting experiences this summer. Autonomie has a track record of providing support to young people who have a disability in being able to access a youth service where they can learn new experiences, make friends and feel part of a community. Our Summer Scheme helps to expand the horizons of the young people."
Sarah Sade Coates said:
"Big thanks to everyone involved in making the Summer Scheme such fun. There was so much to do and Megan just loved it. Much Appreciated."
Vincent Bradley said:
"Meabh absolutely loved the week. Many thanks to all concerned."
Clare Joudeh said:
"Anna had a fabulous week. Thank you to all involved. Anna is looking forward to seeing her new friends soon."
The Scheme was part-funded by Education Authority. It was delivered by Autonomie's Freedom2Choose Programme Delivery Team, in partnership with South Belfast Area Project.