One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap is Sense Scotland's programme for young people with disabilities to help them make the leap from school to adult life. Find out how to join the group, about our new projects across Scotland and how to volunteer.

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One Giant Leap is a youth project is supported by a team of volunteers working alongside Sense Scotland staff. Through youth groups, we aim to improve to the move from school to adulthood, for young people with communications support needs.

Who can join?

The group is open to young people with communication support needs, aged 14-24. Members must be comfortable working in large groups.

When do the groups take place?

  • Monday: 3-7pm
  • Thursday: 3-7pm
  • Saturday: 9am-1:30pm

What happens at the groups?

Monday

This is a social group where you'll have the chance to take part in activities like art, music and sports. There's a strong focus on peer support and building resilience through friendships.

Thursday

These sessions are specifically for One Giant Leap graduates and are all about building life skills and providing opportunities to be active. There's a strong focus on learning new things and maintaining established friendships.

Saturday

From October through to February, the sessions take place a TouchBase Glasgow and focus on physical activity and skills development.

From March through to September, the session take place at the nearby One Giant Leap allotment, in Bellahouston Park.

How can I join One Giant Leap?

If you're interested in joining the group then please contact us:

Email: ogl@sensescotland.org.uk

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OGL coming to Dundee, Ayrshire and Lanarkshire

Thanks to a #618,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, we're growing One Giant Leap across Scotland.

As well as growing the service in Glasgow, we are also launching OGL in Dundee, Aberdeen and Lanarkshire as follows:

  • Dundee: October 2016
  • Ayrshire: March 2017
  • Lanarkshire: October 2017

Volunteer with One Giant Leap

Are you free evenings or weekends, looking to gain experience in youth work or social care and want to share your skills and experience with a group of young people in the process of leaving school?

Then take one giant leap and volunteer with us