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Westgate Youth Project is a not for profit organisation that  runs The Umbrella Club, a targeted provision for young people aged 10 – 19 with hidden disabilities; defined as any disability that is not immediately apparent upon meeting the young person, for example ASD, ADHD or Mental Illness. Westgate Youth Project adheres to the social model of disability, by removing barriers to access and achievement.

  The overall aim of the project is to provide a safe, nurturing and positive environment where young people with hidden disabilities, aged 10 – 19 can meet, socialise, make new contacts and friends, learn and cultivate a sense of belonging in an informal setting.

Young people are able to build positive healthy relationships with other young people with whom they have many things in common.

The Umbrella Club is open every Thursday evening at Westgate Community Centre, in Westgate on Sea. The project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Registered Charity Number 1176956







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The Umbrella Club

For young people aged 10 – 19 with hidden disabilities





















The Umbrella Club is  open for young people with a hidden disability aged 10 – 19

Every Thursday evening at Westgate Community Centre

Lymington Road

Westgate On Sea



 You are able to contact us through our social media pages 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WestgateYouthProject/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/westgate_youth_project/

Twitter – @WestgateYP

or via email – paula@westgateyouthproject.co.uk


Westgate Youth Project relies on grant funding, donations and the fund raising efforts of young people, staff and volunteers.





















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The Umbrella Club

For young people with hidden disabilities

Every Thursday

Age 10 – 14 –  6 – 7.30pm

Age 15 – 19 – 7.30 – 9pm


At Westgate Community Centre

Lymington Road

Westgate on Sea CT8 8ES

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