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‘WECIL are pleased to announce that Time2Share is becoming part of the WECIL Community’

June 7th, 2019

‘WECIL are pleased to announce that Time2Share is becoming part of the WECIL Community’

The two organisations are pleased to join forces so that Time2Share can continue to deliver essential services and support to young disabled people and their families.

Time2Share was initially established to support families caring for children with learning disabilities but today they support all disabled children. It was one of the first organisations to offer home-based short breaks, originally set up in 1972 by a group of medical students from Bristol University who identified a need for home-based support for families caring for a child with learning disabilities.

In joining the WECIL Community, Time2Share will strengthen WECIL’s Youth services both by providing more services to Young People in Bristol and by extending WECIL’s reach to Young People in B&NES, broadening the diverse programme of activities already on offer. Time2share @ WECIL will continue to deliver their successful befriending service, Day Trips, Family Trips and meet up groups so they can continue to support families with disabled children and young disabled people living in Bristol and B&NES.

Both organisations share the vision of creating a more inclusive society and their values embody a joint mission to support disabled people to live as independently as possible.

By working together, Time2Share will be in a better position to develop new opportunities, flourish and grow as well as introducing WECIL to new innovative ways of working. We would like to assure the Time2Share community that all services will continue to run as usual. The official merger will occur in August, however please be advised that all Time2Share staff have moved over to the WECIL offices at The Vassall Centre in Fishponds.

Through Time2Share joining the WECIL community, Youth Services will develop from strength to strength. The staff joining the Children and Young People’s Team, do so with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of delivery and support for Disabled children and Young People. I am extremely excited to see our existing Youth Services provision expand and flourish into new ways of working and new and exciting delivery prospects where we will be able to further our levels and methods of support of Disabled Children and Young People across the South West.”

Matt Peall, Children and Young People’s Manager

You can still visit the Time2share website:

https://www.time2share.org.uk , however over to coming months we will start to merge this domain with the WECIL website.

 

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