Learning Disability Week 2024 Round Up

Unique Kidz and Co celebrated Learning Disability Week, 17th-23rd June, with themed activities, discussions and an educational schools project!

This year, Learning Disability Week was focused around the theme of “Do you see me?” With follow up questions for us to think about, Do you understand me, Do you hear me, Will you work with me, Will you support me and Do you include me.

Do you see me?

We posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the week, celebrating the amazing things the young people that come to Unique Kidz and Co bring to our community.

Do you understand me?

A group of young adults from 4Ever Unique recorded a makaton lesson and practiced their signing for staff and their friends.

Will you work with me?

At Unique Kidz and Co we love to develop our skills and work within our community. Whether that be volunteering in a charity shop, looking after animals, cleaning up our community or organizing our Pop-Up restaurants!

Do you hear me?

At Unique Kidz and Co we make sure our voices can be heard! Our young adults council have recently met with Abi Mills, the Mayor of Lancaster, and Cat Smith MP to share their experiences and opinions.

Will you support me?

We are so proud of all of our highly-trained staff who all work so hard to support the young people of Unique Kidz and Co. From planning and delivering fantastic sessions and activities, to supporting the young people in the community.

Do you include me?

The young people hosted an inclusive sports challenge and had lots of fun! The young adults council also discussed learning disability in their meeting.

Schools Project

As part of Learning Disability Week, Unique Kidz and Co gave assemblies at 7 local primary schools, discussing what Learning Disability is, what makes us all Unique, how they can help disabled people in their school and their community and how to be more inclusive with play! We visited St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Greatwood Primary School, Torrisholme Community Primary School, Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s Church of England Primary School, St Josephs Catholic Primary School and Carnforth Christ Church C of E Primary School.

The children asked fantastic questions and engaged with the interactive assembly. Some of the schools showed their support of Unique Kidz and Co by hosting non-uniform days and cake sales. All together the schools raised an incredible £918.79!