Hackney Young People for Inclusion (YPFI) held a launch event at
HCVS on March 7, 2013. We are pleased to say that the launch went
well with several young people attending.
YPFI member, Theo, coordinated the event and did an excellent job at promoting YPFI and engaging with the young people.
The session involved talking to young people about their experiences and the way that they are treated. The young people were also encouraged to tell us what they want from the sessions in the future and the changes that that they would like to see take place in order to give them a better quality of life.
The aim of YPFI is to introduce and promote opportunities for young disabled people in Hackney. It was really exciting to see young disabled people taking the lead and making informed choices about their lives and sharing their experiences on the things that they wanted out of YPFI such as better communication, a social life, better housing options, accessible transport etc.
The evening was a success, Patrick Christian, a new member of YPFI said,
“I am excited about YPFI coming to Hackney, we really need it”.
Ron Danson, YPFI Project Coordinator, said he is feeling positive about the future of YPFI in Hackney; the plan is to continue to develop and reach more young disabled people.
If you are a parent, carer or a professional working with young disabled people (aged 13 - 25) and you think that they would benefit from getting involved with YPFI, contact Rob Danson
by text: 07939 877 745