Our aim is to make a positive difference to the lives of young people and their families. We are clear about the changes that we aim to achieve from our various activities, programmes and services. Across the project we are always working towards fostering improved personal relationships, social skills and wellbeing.

We have two daughters; Alison who is 15 and has Downs Syndrome and Erin who is 13. They both attend club on Tuesday evenings. For Alison the club gives a great social aspect to her life which for many children with learning difficulties can be very limited. She really enjoys meeting her friends from school as well as new friends she has made.  Our younger daughter Erin became involved with the storytelling workshop and has attended storytelling events in libraries around the West Midlands and will be going to the International Storytelling Festival in Wales! Not only has this involvement provided Erin with a new aspect to her social life and friendship circle, it has, more importantly greatly improved her self esteem and confidence.  As a family we have joined in with the fundraising car wash at the Fire Station. Not only did we have great fun but it provided us all an opportunity to take part in something worthwhile and beneficial to two very good causes. The girls really look forward to coming along each week. The staff are always warm and welcoming, and as parents it provides us the opportunity to have a couple of precious hours off and spend time together, knowing the girls are in a safe and friendly environment. 

-Yvonne, parent