Zac’s story

Zac uses his experiences growing up to support disabled young people in WECIL's youth groups.

After attending one of WECIL’s youth groups for a year, Zac decided that youth work was the career for him. Now being trained by WECIL, Zac draws on his own experiences growing up to support the young disabled people at the different groups. 

‘When I first came to the youth group it made me feel better because there was no bullying – something I‘ve had to deal with all my life. Having a safe space where you don’t have to worry about your looks and impairments makes a huge difference.’

‘It’s their space for them to be themselves’ 

 

‘I love to see the young people enjoying themselves here – no-one judges or asks questions of them. We cook together, play games and make things – it’s their space for them to be themselves. I see them becoming more independent, and growing in confidence with friends around them.’

Calendar

Calendar

17 Nov
  • MS Advice Clinic BrAMS

    The advice clinic runs every 2nd Tuesday and…

    Bristol and Avon Multiple Sclerosis Centre BrAMS Southmead Hospital Southmead Road Westbury-on-Trym BS10 5NB, Bristol, 11:00 am

18 Nov
20 Nov
  • Work Club drop-in

    Free sessions open to disabled people and older…

    The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Bristol BS16 2QQ, UK, 10:00 am

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"Let us work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
14 hours ago
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