Cromer disability charity About with Friends launches project to boost access to youth clubs

Norman Lamb MP helps launch the About With Friends cafe in Cromer.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Norman Lamb MP helps launch the About With Friends cafe in Cromer.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A charity is hoping to make clubs and activities more accessible to young people with learning disabilities after a financial boost.

About with Friends, based in Cromer, has launched the Clubs with Friends project aimed at helping people aged between 13-25 with a learning disability.

It is hoped that over the next six months teenagers and young people supported by the charity will be able to join more groups in the north Norfolk area.

These could be sports clubs, Scout groups or drama clubs, among others, and the charity will work with the young people so they find the right club for their interests.

The project will also allow About with Friends to offer support to clubs on becoming more inclusive.

Advice will be given on where people can apply for accessibility grants, training and general disability awareness.

The cash from the new project was awarded by the North Norfolk Young Commissioners.

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Anyone interested in getting involved should contact Lucy Sait at About with Friends on 01263 151230 or lucysait@aboutwithfriends.co.uk.

The charity helps children, young people and adults with learning disabilities to learn new life and work skills, among other things.