Let’s Get Local
Participate in your local community!
We aim to increase participation in local community environments, for a broad range of differing ages and abilities, in a variety of ways.
Our pilot family project, kindly funded by the Ireland Fund, offers fun days out for the whole family together, meeting other families supported by us. We evaluate venues, parking and access, taking all the stress out of planning. Our volunteers love meeting our member families and lending an extra pair of hands where needed.
Some of our activities to date have included; a visit to the Mac to enjoy the Petting Zoo, inclusive fun days at Carnfunnock Country Park, all-ability sports and dance at Girdwood, Science Starz and Sign 2 Music at Lisburn LeisurePlex, private picnic at W5 the Odyssey and of course our family beach days.
Inclusive Communities Project
As you know, our work is directed by you our members. Many of you highlighted that you struggle with opportunities to ‘take part’ spontaneously within your local community. Play parks are becoming more inclusive, with an increase in accessible play equipment, but what if it’s raining? We are currently collaborating with two councils, Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council and Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, to partner together to deliver inclusive events and all-ability indoor options.
With your input we have created Inclusive Play Packs, offering a range of toys and equipment for differing abilities. These packs will shortly be available, to you our members, upon request. Keep an eye on your emails and our social media platforms for further updates. Further information coming soon! Remember, membership is free and can be completed online in the membership section of our website.
We are passionate about early intervention and wish to help our young members develop potential, feel supported and able to participate within their community. Based on your requests, we have designed an ambitious Early Years Project and we look forward to securing funding to run a pilot as soon as possible.
Linking to our theme of enabling potential and early development opportunities, we are delighted to be appointed by MERU as Northern Ireland partner for Bugzi – the award-winning powered indoor chair for young children. Bugzi offers a unique opportunity for pre-school children, with mobility difficulties, to explore their home environment, often for the very first time.
Our first clinic will operate at the end of March 2018 and will see up to seven children take a Bugzi home, under our exciting ‘loan scheme.’ Bugzi is tailored and adapted to each individual child’s needs, with the capacity to adjust seating and controls as he or she grows. If you think your child may benefit from a Bugzi, please do call us on 0300 600 1166 to find out more or drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the success of our pilot teenage project in Summer 2016, we successfully secured funding from BBC Children in Need to roll this project out, throughout the year, until early 2020. If you have a teenager, up to age 18, who would like to join this friendly group for activities like; bowling, concerts, surfing & biking (including wheelchair options) and weekends away, please join our mailing list for upcoming events by completing a family membership application online now.
A focus group of over 18’s is currently designing a pilot project to suit their unmet need and we’ll be seeking funding in due course. If you would benefit and would like to get involved, please do message our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com
We want to create an environment suited to the complex needs of individuals of all ages and abilities within society.
Equi-Zone is the first phase of N-cluzion Zone, being a smaller and 'horse specific' version of the overall vision,
Hands Up for the Beach
'Hands up for the beach' is about shining the spotlight on the creation of 'Inclusive' beach environments across Northern Ireland.
No one should be excluded from 'taking part' due to mobility or personal care requirements.