Services for young disabled people

Please be advised that our Knowle session has moved to a Thursday evening and will now be held at Filwood Community Centre.

WECIL runs regular sessions every month for young disabled people in different areas of Bristol. Sessions include activities that enable young people to build skills and knowledge, grow in confidence, interact in a social environment and develop lasting friendships. 

Young people are supported to develop skills to help them live more independently and make informed choices in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. Activities may include games, sports, arts & crafts, shopping, cooking, socialising with friends and day trips.

Many of the sessions run every week, some are every other week. For specific dates of sessions please visit our calendar page here.

Inclusion Group

Regular group for disabled young people and non-disabled young people in Bristol aged 13-18 years. This group is funded by Children in Need, and you can watch a short film about it made by BBC Points West. 

Many of the sessions run every week, some are every other week. Many of the sessions run every week, some are every other week. For specific dates of sessions please visit our calendar page here. 

Hartcliffe

 Tuesdays 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Hartcliffe Club for Young People, BS13 9A

Hillfields

Tuesdays 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Hillfields Youth Centre, BS16 4EH

Knowle 

Thursdays 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Filwood Community Centre,

Barnstaple Road,

Bristol,

BS4 1JP

For more information on these sessions please contact Youth Services Manager, Matt Peall on:

Email: Matt.Peall@wecil.co.uk 

Telephone: 07795446317/01179479911

 

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WECIL Short Breaks
 

WECIL Short Breaks are regular evening and Saturday group sessions for young disabled people living in Bristol. The sessions are open to young disabled people aged 13-19 years old, or with learning difficulties up to age 25. We always welcome new people and will ensure that any access needs are met. 

WECIL Short Breaks Central  –  Bedminster

Thursdays, 6.00pm -8.00pm.

LPW Independent School, Princess Street, BS3 4AG

Please be aware that these sessions do not run every week. For exact dates please visit our Calendar.

WECIL Short Breaks East – Hillfields 

Tuesdays 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Hillfields Youth Centre, Thicket Avenue BS16 4EH

Please be aware that these sessions do not run every week. For exact dates please visit our Calendar.

WECIL Short Breaks North – Southmead

This session is delivered in partnership with Learning Partnership West

Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm

Southmead Youth Centre,  Greystoke Avenue, BS10 6AS

Please be aware that these sessions do not run every week. For exact dates please visit our Calendar.

WECIL Saturday Short Breaks North  – Southmead

Some Saturdays throughout the year. You can expect to learn new skills such as cooking, different arts and crafts, team sports and local area trips. 

Saturdays 10am-3pm

Southmead Youth Centre,  Greystoke Avenue, BS10 6AS

For more information on these sessions please contact Youth Services Manager, Matt Peall on:

Email: Matt.Peall@wecil.co.uk 

Telephone: 07795446317/01179479911

Listening Partnership

A regular forum group for young disabled people in Bristol aged 13-19 years old, or with learning difficulties up to age 25. Young people are encouraged to have their say and learn about their rights, with guest speakers and workshops across a range of topics. The group is also regularly consulted by the local council, and involved in projects with other local organisations.

City Centre

Monday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm

The Station, BS1 2AG

Please be aware that these sessions do not run every week. For exact dates please visit our Calendar.

For more information on these sessions please contact Youth Services Manager, Matt Peall on:

Email: Matt.Peall@wecil.co.uk 

Telephone: 07795446317/01179479911

Independent Living Skills

Sessions for young disabled people aged 15-18 years old in the Bristol area. Activities are based around developing skills that enable young disabled people to live more independently and make informed choices.

Hillfields 

Some Tuesday evenings 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Hillfields Youth Centre, BS16 4EH

Please be aware that these sessions do not run every week. For exact dates please visit our Calendar.

For more information on these sessions please contact Youth Services Manager, Matt Peall on:

Email: Matt.Peall@wecil.co.uk 

Telephone: 07795446317/01179479911

Out and About - Short Breaks

Out and About

Regular Saturday club for disabled young people aged 13-18 living in the Bristol area, providing respite for parents and carers.

Saturdays 10.00am-3.00pm

Hartcliffe

Hartcliffe Club for Young People, BS13 9AE 

Hillfields

Hillfields Youth Centre, BS16 4EH 

Please be aware that these sessions do not run every week. For exact dates please visit our Calendar.

For more information on these sessions please contact Youth Services Manager, Matt Peall on:

Email: Matt.Peall@wecil.co.uk 

Telephone: 07795446317/01179479911

These sessions are part of the ‘Out and About’ programme, which offers a range of services for young disabled people, children and their families to access short breaks. WECIL leads a consortium of organisations that together provide: day trips, after school clubs, holiday activities, a befriender service and a targeted BME service. For more info about our partners and the services they provide please see the Out and About leaflet or the Out and About Facebook page.

Action Speak

Action Speak, a new group supported by the Youth Investment Fund for disabled young people aged 16-25, we offer weekly supported workshops, professional standard performance opportunities and employment paths into the creative arts. The group is led in partnership with Traveling Light Theatre. This activity is completely open access: everyone aged 16 – 25 can join in, all they need is a registration form. 

Wednesdays, 7.00-9.00pm (Term Time) 

The Salvation Army, Hassell Drive, BS2 0AN

Please be aware that these sessions do not run every week. For exact dates please visit our Calendar.

For more information on these sessions please contact Louise at Travelling Light directly:

Email: louise.betts@travellinglighttheatre.org.uk

For more information about any of these groups, contact:

Youth Service Manager, Matt Peall on matt.peall@wecil.co.uk and 07795446317

You can also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter

 

The Listening Partnership is a group of young people in Bristol with special educational needs or disabilities aged 13-19 years old, or up to age 25 with learning difficulties. Watch our video to learn what issues they have been tackling this year. 

Annie’s story

Annie started going to WECIL youth groups when she was thirteen years old. Now fifteen, she still loves the groups and is a regular attendee. 

Zac’s story

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 of growing up to support the young disabled people at our group sessions.

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