The Children's Society - PACT
The Children's Society's PACT Programme is based in York. It aims to support and empower disabled children and young people by working creatively and collaboratively to deliver direct services and accredited training. We currently have three programmes that involve 16-25 year olds in volunteering and social action:
Fun and Friendship
Volunteers in Fun and Friendship work with disabled young people aged 13-18 years to help them see their friends in a safe and fun environment. Fun and Friendship is funded by BBC Children in Need. Friendship groups are supported to participate in activities of their choice e.g. going to youth clubs, drama groups, sports clubs.
Volunteers in Befriending are linked with disabled children for individual fun activities of their choosing e.g. bowling, playing in the park, shopping for a few hours either after school or at weekends.
Volunteers in Reaching Out support 16-25 year old disabled young people to volunteer in their local communities, developing skills and confidence to make a valuable contribution and also enabling voluntary organisations to become develop a more inclusive workforce
Reaching Out, a project funded by The Big Lottery, supports disabled young people, aged 16 to 25, to volunteer in their local communities. The project has trained and approved volunteers who support these young people to achieve valuable experience and develop skills and confidence. Disabled young people have been involved in a variety of opportunities with businesses and organisations in the York area.
The Children's Society
The Children's Society is a children's charity which wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy.
We're a Christian charity committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including safeguarding children in care and young runaways. We give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers.