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 Children In Need and The Henry Smith Charity.
Registered Charity Number 1176956
The Umbrella Club
For young people aged 10 – 19 with hidden disabilities
+++ WE ARE BACK +++
The Umbrella Club is now open for young people with a hidden disability aged 10 – 19
Every Thursday evening at Westgate Community Centre
Westgate On Sea
*** COVID – 19 UPDATE ***
Government restrictions are still in place so please contact the project for information if you wish to attend.
Please be aware that for the foreseeable future the project will be open on a weather dependant basis.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Westgate Youth Project relies on grant funding, donations and the fund raising efforts of young people, staff and volunteers.
The Umbrella Club
For young people with hidden disabilities
Age 10 – 14 – 6 – 7.30pm
Age 15 – 19 – 7.30 – 9pm
At Westgate Community Centre
Westgate on Sea CT8 8ES
For more detailed information, click Get Involved at the top of the page