What is the Action Disability Youth Project?

The Youth Project provides opportunities for young disabled people to actively participate in the development and improvement of services for young people with disabilities across the borough.

Who can be on the Youth Project?

Any young disabled person aged between 13 and 25, who lives or studies in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

What does the Action Disability Youth Project do?

The Youth Project has been involved in a range of activities including:

  • asking young people with disabilities what they want from their Council
  • finding opportunities for more disabled young people to have a voice
  • promoting the Youth Project
  • carry out mystery shopping trips to test local services
  • advising on access issues and identifying ways to improve things

How much of my time would I need to give to the Youth Project?

The Youth Project meets every four weeks on a Wednesday evening, from 6pm to 8pm. This is supported by the borough’s Disability Youth Forum Officer’s Group.

What will I get out of it?

You will learn development skills such as team working, interview skills, problem solving and public speaking, as well as gaining accreditation towards nationally recognised awards including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

How do I join?

Contact Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea (ADKC) and ask for the Disability Youth Forum Officer.