From Can Do to you

12 May 2016

by Virginia Field

So far 2016 has been busy for the young disabled members of our Can Do project!

Can Do provides the skills and knowledge for young disabled people to lead more independent lives and be socially active in the community.

We've been enjoying a range of activities throughout the country, and recently secured funding for the expansion of two slightly younger groups in rural areas of the country later this year.

Here are a few highlights of what we've been Can Do-ing!

Snap happy in London

London Can Doers holding up respect signs at their photography exhibitLondon Can Doers took part in a photography project to raise awareness about hidden disabilities.

Their photographs were displayed at The Photographer's Gallery as part of a Westminster City Council culture network event.

They also visited Portcullis House and learned how parliament works.

Edinburgh DIY

Chair decorated by Edinburgh Can Doers Edinburgh ‪Can Do volunteers showed their creativity and DIY skills making beautiful decorated chairs for the children’s section in McDonald Road Library.

They sanded the chairs, cut out images from comics and old picture books and stuck them to the chairs before covering them in glue. They looked great!

Competition winners in Liverpool

Liverpool Can Do rappersMerseyside Can Doers visited Liverpool Town Hall recently because they made it to the finals of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool’s Rap In The City competition.

The rap, entitled Normal, was written as part of their Building Communities programme and aimed to encourage people to think, ‘What is normal?’

The group ended up winning the YouTube award and were over the moon!

Virginia Field is the social media assistant at Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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