Dynamic Futures Project
Empowering young people with disabilities aged 15-25 years living in Wrexham to make a difference in their own lives to achieve their aspirations
Dynamic Futures is a young-person-led project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund to support young people with disabilities aged 15 – 25 years in Wrexham County Borough.
The project aims to build independent life skills, self-esteem and self-confidence along with emotional and mental resilience so that young people can successfully navigate the difficult journey from child to adulthood.
We have spoken with young people about the new project and they and staff describe it as:
‘Building Dynamic Futures Together’
The project that helps me be the best I can possibly be
WHO CAN WE SUPPORT?
Dynamic Futures can support any young person who meets the following criteria:
- Lives in Wrexham
- Is aged 15 (Year 11) – 25 Years
- Has a mild or moderate diagnosed disability or learning disability;
- Or, has several diagnosed learning difficulties that impact significantly on their daily life
- Not be working with any other transition service
If the young person meets all the eligibility criteria, the next steps would be to make a referral. We are happy to receive self-referrals, referrals from parents/ carers or a family member or from professionals. Our referral form is available by downloading the form below.
Once your referral is received, it is reviewed by a panel made up of the Dynamic Futures Team and a Dynamic Trustee to ensure that Dynamic Futures is the most appropriate source of support for you/ your young person. All young people and families are contacted following the referral panel to share the outcome of the meeting.
HOW IS THE SERVICE DELIVERED?
The Dynamic Futures Project is always young person led and we can offer the following services:
Through the project young people can be provided with one-to-one support or group work activities to develop independent living skills including:
- Transport Training
- Money Management
- Time Keeping
- Household Chores (including laundry)
- Cooking/ Baking
- Form Filling
- Decision Making
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS AND VOLUNTEERING
We can offer and support access to an array of volunteering opportunities and accreditation, along with the skills young people need for their future employment.
This could include help with: CV writing, job applications, supporting access to education or training opportunities through both statutory and alternative services.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
We provide information and workshops on different subjects and support access /referrals to relevant agencies to further support their needs. We do this in a person-centred environment to support certain areas the young person may wish to improve on or change.
We can support the young person in areas such as:
- Healthy eating
- Understanding their thoughts, feelings and anxieties and ways to support these
- Understanding LGBTQ+ issues
OUTDOOR AND RECREATION
We offer a range of outdoor and recreational activities to suit the needs and abilities of the young person.
Staff are qualified in a range of exciting opportunities including hill walking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking and indoor climbing.
There is an emphasis on trying new, fun activities safely, to encourage a healthier and active lifestyle.
If you are a young person or know a young person who you think could benefit from our support, please contact us at:
Dynamic Futures Project
35 Rhosddu Road