On Tuesday 18th June we welcomed families, carers and young people to visit our Transition Event. The event provided an opportunity for visitors to meet with dozens of local providers, all offering support, advice or activities to young people with a learning disability.
“Thank you so much for inviting Umbrella to the event at T2, as always it is a fantastic event with a good range of providers and attendees including parents and professionals. It was really lovely to see the young people so involved and helping out on the evening, both young adults and T2 staff are always so welcoming and friendly…what a lovely environment!”
Rhian Barlow, Adult Service Co-ordinator, Umbrella
“As always, it was great to be part of the Transition event this year. The atmosphere is very welcoming and I am always impressed by how well it is run by the team of staff and learners working alongside each other. It was fantastic to see some of the first year learners taking on roles you described with such confidence. I personally enjoy seeing some of the learners who also come to Hubbub groups in their college environment, taking on responsibility and working as part of a team. I think these events are very important as they allow people to chat and explore options face to face, rather than by email, phone or social media. Although these are important, I think it is so valuable to have a chance to do this in person and build connections.”
Maddy Hudson, Movement Practitioner & Creative Enabler, Hubbub Theatre Company
“Many thanks from Shared Lives for inviting us along to your event. I have to say it was a very enjoyable and above all ‘friendly’ atmosphere, from being met at the door, escorted to our table and being offered refreshments. If there were nominations for best dressed man of the night, then Matthew would definitely get the vote looking as smooth as a tiger in a tuxedo with his questionnaires! All of the T2 team were excellent, you must have been very proud of all of them. The event itself was also an excellent networking opportunity for meeting old friends and discovering that is always a service available that we didn’t know about, therefore many thanks from all of us for organising such a pleasant afternoon.”
Alyn Thompson, Shared Lives Co-ordinator, Derby City Council