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The halow project is a charity that supports around 170 young people with a learning disability (aged 16-35) on their journey into and through adult life. The young people we work with want the opportunity to build relationships, become part of a community, find meaningful employment and have a home of their own. It is our mission to fulfill these aims through the activities, initiatives and services we provide. The young people we support have a range of different needs, including Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and severe communication difficulties. halow’s range of programmes encourages social interaction, take part in a range of meaningful activities and develop personal and practical skills that brings a sense of focus and motivation to their lives.
The Social Activities programme takes place in the community supported by 3 members of staff and a number of volunteers. The young people choose which social activities they would like to do at their monthly Youth Committee meetings. With a packed schedule each month, regular activities include bowling, boccia, Haslemere Workshop, gym sessions, Friday youth group. Trips are also arranged to various theme parks and attractions throughout the year. Many of the young people who are new to Social Activities have been isolated from society, staying inside in their homes with very little direction. Our purpose is to ensure every young person with a learning disability in the local area is introduced to the activities and trips with no pressure, but a lot of fun.