Where to go and community activities for young people with SEND

Being part of a community is an important step in preparing yourself for adulthood. It can give you a sense of being independent from your family, help develop your confidence, make new friends and have things to do locally.  

There are many ways that you can become involved in your local community, other than through education or employment.

This might involve taking part in a sport, volunteering or just visiting places in the community such as libraries, leisure centres or youth groups.

We are updating our online directory with groups and providers of services to help you discover what is going on in your local area. You can also search the Wellaware website for activities and events.

You can also find groups and activities in the transitions booklet on Community Inclusion

Volunteering in the community

Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills and help you to feel a valued member of the community. You can read more about this in our article supporting your community.

CVS South Gloucestershire has details of volunteer centres across South Gloucestershire.

Volunteering Matters and Do it have information that can help you decide if volunteering is something you would like to do and what volunteering opportunities are available.