Alisha and Kirsty participant in Girls Sleepover

Alisha and Kirsty participant in Girls Sleepover

We hosted a Girls Sleepover at Lilac House on Friday 9 November.

First up the girls went on a cinema visit to watch The Grinch, with popcorn treats and a tasty tea out!

Saturday morning and it was a change of the bed linen, followed by a walk to French Village, Botanic for tasty breakfast out as a treat!

Lots of fun was had, well done Alisha & Kirsty!

What Next programme participants undertake two day Transport training

What Next programme participants undertake two day Transport training

Better mobility is key to social and economic inclusion of young people with additional needs.

That’s why Transportation is a key theme of the What Next programme.

Over 2 days (18-19 October) young people participated in Transport training, learning about public transport services available in Belfast and beyond, the #JAMCard and how it can help make your journey easier as well as learning about ways to help plan for seamless, accessible public transport experiences.

Amazon Shoppers - We need you!

Amazon Shoppers - We need you!

AmazonSmile, the shopping site that donates to Autonomie each time you shop online has increased donation rate to 5% until 2 November! 

That’s 5% of your spend to Autonomie and at no extra cost to you! 

Generate 10 times the donations to us when you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk and help us empower more young people living with disabilities in Belfast and surrounding areas.

Young people enjoy Eatwell Plate demo and cook-you-own-lunch session

Young people enjoy Eatwell Plate demo and cook-you-own-lunch session

On Friday 12 October What Next programme participants cooked up a storm at the Lilac House kitchen!

Participants got to build on their existing cookery skills and those who needed were able to avail of our independent living equipment to prepare their lunch!

Everyone got a chance to make a lunch of beans and scrambled eggs on toast!

Young People mark Global Handwashing Day with food safety session

Young People mark Global Handwashing Day with food safety session

How cool is this? Checking hands for germs using ultra violet!

On 15 October 2018, young people took part in a learning session on why hand hygiene is important for food safety to mark Global Handwashing Day

Participants learned why it’s important to wash hands properly, especially when preparing food.

Thanks to Julie Mulrine from HPA for allowing us to borrow this machine which helped demonstrate the session.