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TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People delivers a programme of personal, social and educational opportunities to young people with disabilities or additional needs.
We aim to empower and optimise the potential of those aged 8 to 25 who have a disability and an identified need. We work with young people who either live, learn or earn in Richmond Upon Thames and surrounding areas of Southwest London and Surrey.
To provide an environment which encourages and enables participation.
Identify individual/group need/s, to provide appropriate support and to refer Young People to other agencies or provide suitable project work if needed.
To provide a diverse and stimulating programme of activities with multiple choice.
To provide suitable equipment which enhances our offer.
To seek funding and donations to enable us to provide equipment which will enable all young people to have the opportunity to take part in activities regardless of ability.
To provide regular activities within the local community, either within our set times or outside our core provision.
Young people choose to take part
We place young people’s needs and interests at the heart of what we do
We engage with young people in the planning of activities and shaping of our services.
Our core work is about enabling young people to participate in experiences – planned or unplanned – and for them to be able to reflect on how that experience has changed them. Our youth workers enable and facilitate young people’s ability to achieve self awareness, greater self esteem, confidence and understanding of the wider community and how it impacts on their lives.
We work at both the youth centre and in the local community; youth workers support young people through informal and experimental learning in order to gain knowledge, skills, make informed choices and to assist in their personal development.
We treat everyone fairly and equally as individuals and aim to provide young people with a safe, caring, well equipped environment which is accessible to those who wish to attend, giving them the opportunity to participate in personal and social development activities including arts, drama, music and sport.
Hear what some of the young people and parents thought about the work TAG did in 2021.
(This film was premiered at the 2021 AGM)
The London Youth Quality Mark is the only quality assurance scheme for youth organisations which is accredited by City and Guilds and, uniquely, involves young people in assessment.
There are three levels within the Quality Mark; Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Bronze award focuses on the policies and procedures clubs need to have in place to ensure they are operating legally and safely. Silver focuses more on the opportunities provided to young people, as well as their training and support provided to staff and volunteers. The Gold award is a badge of excellence which focuses on providing evidence that the club is committed to continuous improvement and involves young people at all levels.
Ambition Quality is UK Youth’s nationally recognised assurance scheme specifically designed for organisations working with young people to enable them to develop quality provision, achieve lasting improvements and confidently demonstrate the quality of services being delivered to your young people. Ambition Quality also has three levels to achieve and we are pleased we have been accredited with the Ambition Quality Gold Mark.
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We are proud to have been recognised and accredited by leading organisations for the difference we make to young people's lives
We rely entirely on grants, fundraising and donations to continue our work with young people. As ever, we are grateful to the many individuals and organisations that gave us grants, donations and support this year. They include: