Project information

VIP project

The volunteer inclusion project; a project created to help volunteers who wish to work with young people with a disability.
The 12 week project consists of theory, practical plus external relevant volunteering enhancing the knowledge and empathy of the volunteers.

3 months

Charity information: Daisy Inclusive Uk

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  • Need

    Need

    • Providing solutions for the individual.
    • Become a better employee.
    • How with the right help and adaptations disabled people can be included in society.
    • To gain key personal skills, empathy, confidence, self-esteem, motivation and team cohesion.
    • Understanding the pathways from ignorance to negative actions (‘from bullying to hate crime’).
    • Disabled people personae and images of vulnerability.

    Solution

    The 12 week project which will consist of theory, practical plus external relevant volunteering will enhance the knowledge and empathy of the volunteers plus giving them the wisdom and skills to put this knowledge into action.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    How with the right help and adaptations disabled people can be included in society.

    Activities

    » the participants gaining a generic knowledge of the inclusion of disabled young people into society through a medium of sports, leisure and cultural

    Success will be...the young people organising the Merseyside Inclusive sports ttournament at the end of the 12 weeks


    Aim 2

    To gain key personal skills, empathy, confidence, self-esteem, motivation and team cohesion.

    Activities

    » the participants gaining a generic knowledge of the inclusion of disabled young people into society through a medium of sports, leisure and cultural

    Success will be...the young people organising the Merseyside Inclusive sports ttournament at the end of the 12 weeks


    Aim 3

    Understanding the pathways from ignorance to negative actions (‘from bullying to hate crime’).

    Activities

    » Legislation and equality (also including human rights act and equalities act) Equal opportunities Disability Hate Crime

    Success will be...recognising disability hate crime and knowing how to respond to it


    Aim 4

    Communication skill development.

    Activities

    » Project management which will be the Merseyside Inclusive Sports Tournament( MIST) project plus social events and end of project celebration day.

    Success will be...the young people being able to communicate with each other for their final assessment, the MIST games


    Aim 5

    Greater understanding of victims of disability hate crime.

    Activities

    » Equal opportunities Disability Hate Crime

    Success will be...recognising disability hate crime and knowing how to respond to it


  • Impact

    Impact

    The young disabled and non disabled people will gain more confidence, have greater communication skills and will be better prepared to enter the employment market. These young people will have made friends and improved their social skills.

    Risk

    People could drop out during the 12 week program. By regular telephone calls and strong triad relationships with the carers/ parents and young people, we are able to motivate the young people

    Reporting

    Funders of this project will receive a monthly email report on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,800 VIP sessions 12 VIP sessions and after care
      £1,200 hire hall 12*£100 for hire of hall
      £1,500 MIST Games organising, medals, trophees, food
  • Background

    Location

    Our project will be based in Liverpool where there is high Unemployment, literacy & numeracy problems , leaving disabled people even more excluded from training/employment opportunities.
    Merseyside Police, community organisations and disabled people in Liverpool evidence an upsurge in disability hate crime yet there is no dedicated disability hate crime service in the area that can address the problems of increased social isolation/exclusion & mental health .

    Beneficiaries

    We will target disabled people, who are currently excluded from training and employment, because they experience significant barriers that include: lack of self-confidence, low level of or no existing qualifications, insufficient work experience, lack of awareness of employment/training opportunities & lack of work readiness. Unemployment, literacy & numeracy problems are higher in Liverpool than the UK, leaving disabled people even more excluded from training/employment opportunities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Daisy UK, as seen on Secret Millionaire and Sports Relief, is based in the Liverpool area. A large proportion of our employees have a disability themselves and therefore know exactly what young disabled people are going through when it comes to inclusion, hate crime, communication etc. Daisy UK has a strong reputation of dealing with disabled young people, families and carers.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Dave Kelly

    Dave, Managing Director ,has been involved with disability sport for over 10 years.He became blind 15 years ago and has an excellent people skills