Connor really enjoyed the meet up’s before the lockdown as it is very difficult to find safe situations for him to socialise with his friends, being nearly 18 he wants to be like other kids his age and go round town to meet up with mates but due to his learning difficulties this is not possible without supervision, but at his age he doesn’t want Mum or Dad with him! Think 18 provides a safe environment, Connor feels he is going to a youth group with his mates, but I can drop him off knowing that he will be safe and someone is supervising to assist him if he needs help with any social interactions he doesn’t understand.
Connor has loved being able to have contact with his friends and peers at this very unusual times. Think 18 has been great at responding to the situation and putting together some great virtual events on-line which have been super fun Connor. He’s loving the Dance and Drama BUT Virtual Drinks Night, well he tells us he’s off to the pub in our conservatory (which is where he has the Zoom session)
And thanks again for all you have done, you have really help us get though the lock down giving Connor something to look forward to and also for us, to make sure we know what day of the week it is!!
Tina & Andrew
After recently moving to the area, our daughter didn’t know anyone or have any friends locally. Since she joined Think18 she has enjoyed lots of weekly zoom sessions and been able to meet new people online. Our daughter is a lot more happy knowing she has friends and knows people from different areas.
own supported living flat, moved back home with us just before full lockdown
started. Since then, she has regularly joined in all the Think18 online
activities and really enjoys the different sessions. Think18 has provided a
fabulous service throughout lockdown and has kept my daughter happy and
occupied, in touch with her old friends and enabled her to make new ones
too. Think18 has given these long weeks, when college and other local
services have been closed and we had to stay at home, some much-needed
structure and something fun and interesting for my daughter to look forward
to almost every weekday. I think Think18 offers an amazing and unique
service and meets a clear need for social activities for young people with
additional needs which no other local charity offers. My daughter says of
Think18: ‘I like all the activities they do online, especially the singing,
drama and dance. I’ve loved getting to make new friends too.’
Will loves Think 18 and is so happy and excited for each session. I (spying from the other end of the room ) have seen him acheive so much in a little time. His interation has improved so much.
I have really enjoyed Think Drama, Think Dance and the drinks evening. it has helped me so much in the lockdown and it has helped me to gain confidence in myself. I have also enjoyed meeting new people. Think Dance has given me so much confidence in my dancing and Think Drama has helped me to get into character. The Drinks evening is amazing and I can dress up and show off my outfits and show my talents.
Isabelle 25 years old
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