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 our groups across Scotland and how to volunteer.

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One Giant Leap is a youth programme 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. One Giant Leap currently takes place in Glasgow, Dundee, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire.

Who can join?

Groups are open to young people with communication support needs, up to one year before leaving school, and one year after. All activities take place in large groups and therefore members should be comfortable in this kind of setting.

What happens at the groups?

This is a social group where the young people will have the chance to take part in activities like art, music and sports. The aim is to learn life and employability skills which are transferable, by participating in educational and social activities. This is in line with ASDAN vocational qualifications.

Activities are chosen by the young people and led by them at weekly planning meetings. There's a strong focus on peer support, building resilience through friendships and learning new skills - but mostly it's about having fun.

Glasgow

Groups take place:

  • Monday: 3.30pm-7pm
  • Tuesday: 3.30pm-7pm

For more information on the Glasgow group email: oglglasgow@sensescotland.org.uk

Lanarkshire

Groups take place:

  • Tuesday: 4pm-8pm
  • Thursday: 4pm-8pm

For more information on the Lanarkshire group email: ogllanarkshire@sensescotland.org.uk

Dundee

Groups take place:

  • Wednesday: 4pm-8pm
  • Thursday: 4pm-8pm

For more information on the Dundee group email: ogldundee@sensescotland.org.uk

Ayrshire

Groups take place:

  • Tuesday: 4pm-8pm
  • Wednesday: 4pm-8pm

For more information on the Ayrshire group email: oglayrshire@sensescotland.org.uk

One Giant Leap has grown

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Thanks to a £618,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, we've grown One Giant Leap across Scotland.

As well as growing the service in Glasgow, the lottery grant has enabled us to open groups in Dundee, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire.

Volunteering with One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap is run with a team of volunteers helping alongside staff. Find out more about volunteering.