At Inspire Youth Zone we believe that #everyyoungpersoncan.

That’s why our inclusion team are dedicated to providing support for all young people up to the age of 25 with a disability. The team make sure that each and every young person who attends the youth zone can get involved in the activities they want to, regardless of their abilities.

We want to encourage and develop an environment so that we Inspire, Invest and Include young people in all the activities and opportunities we have available.

We understand that some young people will have more specific needs to enable them to be able to access the same opportunities as others.

Please note that our SEND/Inclusion session is only eligible for members who are registered with Lancashire Breaktime. Each eligible child or young person can access up to 78 hours of Break Time activities and groups each year which can be used between one or two Break Time providers. You can register here! 

Our Approach

We have developed a model of working that takes into consideration any barriers that may prevent young people from joining in with activities and working to remove those barriers wherever possible. We believe this approach should be inclusive of all abilities yet specific enough to cater for each individual.

Our work consists of:

  • Providing opportunities to all young people, regardless of ability in areas such as sports, arts and leisure opportunities.
  • Providing an accessible location, taking into account transport links.
  • Providing equipment and facilities (such as lifts, hygiene suite etc).
  • Carrying out a structured induction for anyone who indicates they may have additional needs or support requirements.
  • Finding out what those support needs are and how we can best manage them within our setting and making support information available to all staff.
  • Providing staff on specific nights to support young people through discussion, relationship building, structured activities and encouraging personal development skills.
  • Training staff in relevant areas towards how they can adapt activities to take ability into account.

Ryan powell

head of operations

Hi, I’m Ryan and I’m the Head of Operations at Inspire Youth Zone.