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Solidarity opens Doors - support disabled people at Danybryn

Leonard Cheshire - Danybryn

Radyr, United Kingdom

Project description

The aim of this activity is to enable disabled people to access social and leisure activities at Danybryn, supporting our customers to live their lives in the way they choose. The specific objectives we would like to focus are: - To develop and provide, with the input of our customers, a diverse and stimulating activities programme - To enable disabled people to access social, leisure and employment activities - To introduce an international perspective to customers’ lives and form relationships with young people from other countries, to increase cultural solidarity - To support fundraising efforts and events - To improve solidarity between young people, disabled people, and the wider community. To apply fill in the application form at the following link – no CV will be consdered https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5595961/European-Solidarity-Corps-2020

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

About 7 miles from Cardiff city centre and in the beautiful Welsh countryside, Danybryn is in the village of Radyr, a safe and affluent area that has a range of local convenience shops, pubs, a post office and a library.The accommodation at Danybryn comprises of a two-bedroom self-contained flat on the first floor of the service, with Wi-Fi in the building. There is a separate living room with a TV and a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine. Each bedroom is of a good size and has a single bed and fitted wardrobes. The bathroom has a bath and a shower and a separate toilet.

Training during the project

Thorough training on working with vulnerable adults is provided to all our volunteers, and Leonard Cheshire staff helps volunteers during the induction process to understand each individual. Risk assessments ensure that volunteers are not asked to contribute outside of their capability or boundaries. Volunteers acquire a range of knowledge, skills and experience including a greater understanding of the issues affecting disabled people. They gain improved interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the charity.

Volunteer profile

Volunteers have a genuine interest and passion for working with people with disabilities. As the work is with vulnerable adults, it is essential that the volunteers that are kind, patient and compassionate. Additionally, we endeavour to select volunteers who have a variety of different skills and abilities to bring to our services and encourage them to share those skills and passions with our residents such as music, sports, gardening. The volunteers will gain experience in planning and delivering activities, events and outings including dealing with logistics and administrative tasks. Place

Activity Dates

A total of 51 week(s) during the period 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021


Activity Location

Radyr United Kingdom


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden


Activity Topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture

Physical education and sport


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 21/06/2020