Exclusively Inclusive

Skipton and Craven area

Your story

We are a voluntary community group offering activities and opportunities to bring together people from across Craven. Our emphasis is on fun and friendship as a way to reduce loneliness and isolation to create a sense of belonging. We would like to show you the video below which has been made by NYCC tombe included in the annual report by the Director of Public Health
https://youtu.be/FGj20oXiG7E

Group introduction

We are a group of people who live and work in the Craven area. We believe that loneliness is the only real disability and organise events to help and include the whole of our community in some way including children, adults, seniors and people who are often marginalised by learning disability, mental health experience autistic spectrum conditions etc. Depending on the event, age limits may apply. We have a strong ‘Asset Based Community Development’ ethos and believe that when encouraged and welcomed in people are able to see they have something to offer thus busting loneliness, increasing confidence leading to a more inclusive community where we help each other to take part to enjoy a good life.
The group is coordinated on a voluntary basis by Katie Peacock. Our members steer the group.
We invite people to take part in a number of regular activities which include
Rendezvous social group - Fridays open to all for themed activities, visits and more
Club ViVA 52 - our monthly inclusive club night based at Herriot's Hotel, Skipton (over 18's) Our DJ is a young South Craven School student who gives his time voluntarily whilst undertaking his Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Come Dine with Us! - our monthly get together to cook and eat based at different Community Centres open to all
Garden Gang Plot 74 on Broughton Rd allotments - sessions open to all
Craven Gazette - bi-monthly newsletter group reporting on local issues and meeting in public spaces to report on local issues and give a voice to marginalised people
Direct Payment support group 4x per year - sharing knowledge and good practice of social care funding issues to enable others to manage their own formal support
Ad hoc events include Picnic and sports in the Park, Sensory Stories and day trip meet ups.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

We are a group of people who live and work in the Craven area. We believe that loneliness is the only real disability and organise events to help and include the whole of our community in some way including children, adults, seniors and people who are often marginalised by learning disability, mental health experience autistic spectrum conditions etc. Depending on the event, age limits may apply. We have a strong ‘Asset Based Community Development’ ethos and believe that when encouraged and welcomed in people are able to see they have something to offer thus busting loneliness, increasing confidence leading to a more inclusive community where we help each other to take part to enjoy a good life.
The group is coordinated on a voluntary basis by Katie Peacock. Our members steer the group and different volunteers support our activities.

We invite people to take part in a number of regular activities which include Rendezvous social group - Fridays open to all for themed activities, visits and more Club ViVA 52 - our monthly inclusive club night based at Herriot's Hotel, Skipton (over 18's) Our DJ is a young South Craven School student who gives his time voluntarily whilst undertaking his Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Come Dine with Us! - our monthly get together to cook and eat based at different Community Centres open to all Garden Gang Plot 74 on Broughton Rd allotments - sessions open to all Craven Gazette - bi-monthly newsletter group reporting on local issues and meeting in public spaces to report on local issues and give a voice to marginalised people.

Direct Payment support group 4x per year - sharing knowledge and good practice of social care funding issues to enable others to manage their own formal support
Ad hoc events include Picnic and sports in the Park, Sensory Stories and day trip meet ups.

""The moment we found exclusively inclusive we knew that we had found somewhere where we belonged, where we felt included, where we felt safe and somewhere that made us feel HAPPY.
Ruth and Esta Watson (members)"

For more information visit:

https://m.facebook.com/exclusivelyinclusivecraven/

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