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Can Do - the skills development programme for young disabled people

Leonard Cheshire Disability runs a programme called Can Do to get young disabled people and those with long term health conditions actively involved in their communities, gaining work experience at local organisations and volunteering at charities and projects.

Can Do is led for and by young disabled people aged 16-35. The programme offers skills training to build confidence and aid job applications - and enable young disabled people to give back to the community. It could be anything from brightening up a community with graffiti art projects or preparing food and packages for homeless people.

Watch a video about the programme.

Case study:

Faith is a 20-year-old disabled woman who as part of Leonard Cheshire’s Can Do Volunteering programme got involved in the charity’s annual Care and Share initiative. Volunteers help homeless people to stay at warm at Christmas by packing and distributing ‘Care and Share’ bags containing a hat, gloves, socks, toiletries, and other essential items.

Faith said, “I felt it was very good. It was inspiring. I enjoyed helping the community and giving something to people who didn't have many things and showing them that I care. I wanted to show the community that I care.”

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