Youth projects are for everyone and we like to encourage you to try out different places. All projects should be welcoming and safe and you can choose what you want to do and have a go at designing programmes which can meet the needs of young people whatever their differences.
You can also get involved in projects where there are aimed at people with particular needs and if you have a disability where you need extra support to get involved there are projects which can make sure this happens.
Below is a selection of useful links / contacts - you will leave the LYS website and consequently we are not responsible for the content within these websites.
Merseyside Youth Association
65 - 67 Hanover Street Liverpool
0151 702 0700
Merseyside Youth Association does lots of work with disabled young people across the city. The Disability Advisory Council (DAC) works towards creating opportunities for disabled young people to participate in mainstream activities as well as supporting disabled young people through times of transition in their lives.
MYA also run the SPLICE project, which enhances quality provision through promoting inclusive programmes and developing an awareness of the issues surrounding disability. To find out about SPLICE activities in your area, get in touch with MYA or click 'Find an activity'.
Merseyside Centre for the Deaf
Queens Drive Liverpool L3 0DJ
0151 228 0888
Merseyside Society for the Deaf (MSDP) actively addresses barriers and equalities experienced by deaf people. MSDP seeks to ensure that deaf people enjoy a full, active and influencing role in mainstream society. Get in touch to find out about the services MSDP offers to young people.
British Dyslexia Association
0845 251 9002
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) seeks to enable all dyslexic people to reach their potential. Their website is full of advice and information about dyslexia and their helpline offers support for young people who are dyslexic or think they may be experiencing dyslexia, as well as their parents, carers and teachers.
0808 808 1111
Mencap is a national organisation which supports and represents people with learning disabilities. They can offer advice on a range of issues through their website or alternatively call their helpline on the number above.