Sense Scotland – One Giant Leap Project
One Giant Leap is the name of Sense Scotland’s youth project that works alongside special needs schools to support young disabled people in the transition from school to adulthood. We want to support individuals to make it easier for them to get the right services when they leave school.
We support up to 40 young people between the ages of 14 and 24 years old, although we do consider individuals out with this age range.
We get to know the young people by providing them with opportunities to be involved in Art, Music, Drama, Woodwork and many sporting events, this helps us to evaluate and develop skills whilst working towards plans for the future. All of this work is done in small and large groups.
We use BSL (British Sign Language), Makaton, Boardmaker, Moon Alphabet, Braille and audio formats to promote active engagement within communication. We record a lot of our work using various modes of technology and we have permission from everyone participating.
Sessions take place on Mondays (3.00pm to 7.00pm) and Saturdays (9.00am to 1.30pm) and are supported by some trained staff as well as a large group of volunteers.
Induction and training is provided to all volunteers which includes the opportunity to develop theory with the practical elements of supporting young people with complex needs.
If you are interested in getting involved email SVSS Coordinator