Lilac House, 4 Sandhurst Road,
In January 2018 Autonomie will launch What Next? Project, a three-year project funded by Big Lottery Fund. A piolt project that will help over 120 disabled young people transition more successfully into adult life. Autonomie will open a new accessible centre LILAC House (Linked Independent Living and Advice Centre) in South Belfast. It will provide a full programme of What Next? activities using facilities including a training room, meeting room, meeting/community use room, kitchen for independent living skills training and a youth-centred drop-in/recreation area.
Open 7 days a week - on a part-time basis, including some evenings - the project will deliver life skills training and provide practical life experience opportunities.
The project aims to promote self-confidence; support active participation; encourage 'natural' interaction; development of friendships and enable and encourage independence. Using trained facilitators up to 20 young people per year will even get the chance to try short-term independent living in purpose-designed accessible facilities on the premises.
Over the next three years What Next? Project also will deliver activity. training and support programmes for parents, carers and siblings.
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Type of OrganisationVCSE
NI Charity NumberNI100421
- Lynne MORRISON