What Next Programme

Empowering young people with additional needs with short-stay living experiences at Lilac House

Empowering young people with additional needs with short-stay living experiences at Lilac House

Our What Next? programme in partnership with The Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland offers young people living with additional needs access to vital Independent Living skills training.

A key focus of the programme offers young people between 19 and 25-years-old a chance to experience short-term stays at our modern and fully accessible centre Lilac House (Linked Independent Living and Advice Centre) in the heart of South Belfast.

Multi-sensory activities and learning about our peers additional needs for What Next? programme participants

Multi-sensory activities and learning about our peers additional needs for What Next? programme participants

This week at What Next? programme participants got a chance to take part in a multi-sensory activity session helping develop skills in sensory integration. Multi-sensory activities provide a variety of sensory stimulation for young people with additional needs.

Boys Sleepover at Lilac House 'Best boys night ever'

Boys Sleepover at Lilac House 'Best boys night ever'

Access to short-term Independent Living at Lilac House is a key focus of our What Next? programme supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.

The programme gives young people with additional needs aged 19 - 25 who feel ready a chance to develop and learn new independent living skills, skills such as convenient cookery including preparing breakfast, using the dishwasher, microwave and using adapted utensils if required.

Elections, nature walks and ice cream parlour visit as part of What Next? programme

Elections, nature walks and ice cream parlour visit as part of What Next? programme

What Next? members got a chance to take part in a variety of practical and fun activities to further develop and build on a range of independent living skills first week of June 2019.

There was time too for social activities and recreation.

Achievements of young people we support celebrated at recent special event at La Mon Hotel and Country Club

Achievements of young people we support celebrated at recent special event at La Mon Hotel and Country Club

Young people with disabilities who have taken part in a huge range of activities on our programmers had their achievements recognised at the Strictly Our Achievements Celebration Event.

Held at La Mon Hotel and Country Club (5 April), the event celebrated the achievements of young people we support.