Superstars Club

The Learning for Life, Learning for Work project is supporting young people, aged 18-30, with learning disabilities and physical and sensory impairments, from the rural Mid Ulster area.

They are using a £290,257 grant to extend their building in Cookstown and provide training and social opportunities for young people to develop skills to help them to live more independently, and improve their chances of entering supported employment. It’s also providing opportunities to improve their self-esteem, motor skills, and provide ways to connect with the local community.

The three year project involves activities including, workshops, work placements in the Superstars Café in Cookstown, developing a garden area to grow vegetables for the café, setting up a market stall, and a workshop to build items to sell in their shop-front. There will be music, drama, sports and social activities so the young people can learn new skills, interests and make new friends.

Young people are deciding which area they want to build skills in, and will act as peer mentors, and sit on steering group, while being supported by project staff and trained volunteers.

Contact: Sandra McKenna

Email: [email protected]