Strengthening people

We uncover people’s talents and passions. Then we use them to create natural networks of community support. Networks that strengthen, bring opportunity and help them take charge of their lives.

Help and Connect

Help and Connect is for people with a learning disability in Coventry to make a plan, get connections, get work, stay healthy and stay safe.

We help with the most pressing needs first then equip people with skills, knowledge, support networks and readiness for self-management and onward opportunity.

Holly completing her bus pass application

“People who work together with the community to improve lives. Awesome idea.” (Tracy, Help and Connect participant)

Community-powered advocacy

A fresh and innovative advocacy service in Warwickshire. Our staff work to tackle ‘vulnerable’ people’s immediate problems, build their capacity to speak for themselves, then connect them to others in their community to look out for them when we’re not there.

“As a whole it felt impossible, but breaking each challenge down, Ben helped Simon overcome them one by one. It really took effect when Simon started to take the steps himself.” (Simon’s world is opening up story)

Accelerate

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Accelerate helps disabled people get work in Coventry or Warwickshire. Support is also given to both employer and employee once work is secured.

Accelerate is a Building Better Opportunities Project funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund, delivered by a local partnership of organisations providing people with access to a wide range of job support services.

“I would like to thank you for all your hard work towards getting Libby her job. I am so proud of her and very appreciative of all your work on helping and believing in her. Thank you, from a very proud Mum.” (Parent of Accelerate participant)

Teenvine Plus

Teenvine Plus is an intensive development programme for teens with autism or learning disabilities in Coventry. We help learning disabled youngsters to get the friendships, confidence and skills they need in order to mature into independent young adults able to achieve their ambitions.

Big Plan with Teenvine

“The kids make friends between themselves, that never happens. Normally they’re only ever brought together when the services want to give them the same treatment, like anger management or something. You don’t make friends like that.” (Parent of a young person with a learning disability)