DREAMUser led disability group age 18-65 in NW Leeds.Art,Sport,Trips out and Speakers on Mondays
DREAM is a group of disabled people in the Leeds area who meet every Monday 1.30-3.30p.m.Our aims are the promotion of social inclusion among disabled people in the Metropolitan District of Leeds especially Otley & Yeadon, who are socially excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of being disabled, in particular but not exclusively by : providing a range of activities to disabled people which will enable them to gain confidence & participate in the community;providing informationWhy the community needs us
We provide weekly meetings for disabled people aged 18-65 living in NW Leeds.Disabled people with any disability including mental health needs benefit from accessing the group. The closure of Resource Centres means an increase in membership. In particular we have more members who have learning disabilities. We combat social isolation that some disabled people experience and provide the opportunity to try new activities in a safe environment which improves self esteem and health and wellbeing.Our impact on the community
We have fun which improves our emotional health.Taking part in our activities will improve our physical health / wellbeing.We will be able to take part in activities that we otherwise would not have been able to gain access to.It will combat social isolation and encourage friendships to develop.It will show non disabled people that disabled people can take part in activities and persuade other disabled people that there is an opportunity to try new things and not be afraid of joining in.
Would you like to volunteer for D.R.E.A.M?The following positions are available.Befriending.Fundraising.Meeting assistance.Sport Session assistance.See our website - www.dreamnwleeds.btck.co.ukHere are the views of our present volunteers. Volunteering for DREAM was the best thing that I have done.I have gained great satisfaction by helping the local community to gain friends and offer support to others.I became a volunteer because I wanted to help other people less able than myself.