'Autism is...' photography competition (8 May
Ambitious about Autism are running a
photography competition for all young people with autism aged from
16 – 24 years old. The closing date is 5pm on 31 May 2013.
For more information visit:
Attitude is Everything (8 February
Attitude is Everything are a charity who work to make live
music events more accessible. They are looking for deaf and
disabled music fans to tell them about the accessibility
and overall experience of music venues, clubs and festivals,
in return for free tickets and travel. Find out more here:
Embrace Arts (31 January 2013)
Embrace Arts is an inclusive arts centre by the University of
Leicester. They promote and encourage disabled people's
engagement in arts. They are creating a Disabled Young
People’s Advisory Board for disabled young people aged 14 -
26. Young people will have a say on what they would like to
see more of within the arts, and have a chance to help organise
For more information email email@example.com.
Starbucks Youth Action 2013 (17 January
The Starbucks Youth Action programme helps 16-24 year olds
make waves in their local community, learn skills for life and
work; and demonstrate their talent, innovation, and drive whilst
doing something they’re truly passionate about.
The Starbucks Youth Action programme is now in its 3rd
year of supporting young people from the UK and Ireland to make a
difference in their local communities.
By providing funding up to £2,000, and comprehensive training
in management, budget planning and leadership…we want to bring
young peoples ideas to life!
More information at:
Feel free to contact us at UK Youth for more information on
Starbucks Youth Action 2013, or how we can support you to promote
the project in your community. Speak to Gary on 02031 373810; or
Mental Health (17 January 2013)
Firecracker Films is making a documentary for the BBC 3
mental health season. Firecracker Films is looking for 20
young people under 25 years old who live in the
UK. Firecracker Films wants the young people to document
their own experiences of living with a mental health condition,
filmed using handheld cameras. This programme aims to give
young people the opportunity to tell their own story in their own
words and raise awareness about what it's really like to live in
their shoes. If you'd like more information about the project
please contact Sarah Harris on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 020 7349 4588. The deadline for enquiries is February 1st.
Firecracker Films website: http://www.firecrackerfilms.com/
Oska Bright Film
Festival 2013: Enter now! (12 December 2012)
Oska Bright is the original award winning international film and
digital media festival that features work made by people with a
learning disability. Oska Bright want your films and digital
media for their 2013 Festival.The deadline to enter films and
digital media into the 2013 Oska Bright Film Festival is
April 30th 2013. Films must be under 10 minutes
but 5 is best.
Visit the Oska Bright website http://www.oskabright.co.uk/ for
the entry pack and advice on what to do. Or you can email Oska
Bright on email@example.com.
Or phone Oska Bright on 01273 234734.
Oska Bright are really looking forward to getting lots of
amazing films and digital media and showing them at the
Join our advisory group for children and young
people (14 November 2012)
The Care Quality Commission are looking for children and young
people to join their new advisory group. If you, or someone
you know, is 10-21 years old and has experience of receiving health
or social care, see
their website to find out more.
Preparing for work
Are you 16 or over and
interested in learning more about the world of work?
Would you like administration work experience with Transport for
Steps into Work is an unpaid work experience programme that is
designed to give participants with learning disabilities the
opportunity to gain practical experience of working whilst learning
and developing valuable skills needed for any employment.
Deadline 29th October 2012.
More information here:
Paperworks have set up an
office in Leeds which provides training and work experience for
adults aged 18+ with a physical disability, learning disability or
mental health issue. The primary criteria for training with
Paperworks is that the individual wants to get into paid or
voluntary work. Clich here to find out about their
Calling Young Disabled people to be part of an
exciting new film project!
Allfie are making a short
film to talk about how families can support young disabled people
to do what they want in life. This half term they're running two
workshops in London to make the film and are looking for young
people to take in them. You will receive £20 in high Street
vouchers for taking part in a filming day.
• More information about the filming can be found here:
looking for new Youth Advisory Board members. This opportunity
is open to all young people aged 16-25, and they are looking for a
diverse mix of young people to work with them from September
Visit the vInspired website for more information
and to download the application.
Closing date for applications: 1st August 2012 at 5.00pm.
New Media Based Vocational Training Project for People
with Learning Disabilities
ICM are running a project
called CORE for people with
learning difficulties and disabilities who are looking to move on
from education or day care provision into supported employment.
They are looking to enrol trainees who will spend two days
each week developing articles for the newspaper, researching
stories and interviewing people, visiting events and other
organisations in the borough, taking photographs and videos and
developing a website that will have additional content. The only
criteria is that each trainee is looking to develop work based
skills and greater independence and is looking to move into
vocational training or supported employment.
ICM website http://icmfoundation.org.uk/
Email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number 07957322195
Easy read version of the 'Support and Aspiration'
Green Paper released
Easy read versions of the
'Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational
Needs and Disability' Green Paper and response form are now
available on the Department for Education website. Click
here to download the easy read version of 'Support and
The Kidz-Unlimited website is an interactive,
social resource specifically for young people and children with
mobility needs. The website has wheelchair skills videos, online
learning, and ways to socialise with others at local ambassador
(youth) clubs, and much more! Visit the Kidz-Unlimited