At Gateway, our volunteers run a variety of activities and outings such as sports, arts and crafts, pool, air hockey, music and much more!
How do I become a member?
Adults with a Learning Disability who live in the Carrickfergus/Larne district can apply through a Social work referral which will then go to our management committee for approval or you can get in touch with us and get an application form sent out.
wHEN IS IT ON?
The club runs every Wednesday night from September - June.
whAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS?
Anyone 18 years old and upwards
What will I be doing?
As we are a volunteer run club, you will assist to facilitate the activities and socialise with our members.
What are the time committments?
You will need to be available between 6pm-10pm most Wednesday nights.
What experience do i NEED?
No formal qualifications or experience are required as we will provide training. We ask that you have a genuine interest in helping others with learning disabilities and are prepared to give your time, in return you will make many friends and have a richly rewarding experience.
wHAT TRAINING IS AVAILABLE?
Our induction, spread over your initial weeks, will include our club's policies and procedures and you will always be supported by our leadership team. We have one residential training weekend each year with options for informal training at various times throughout the year.
hOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Thank you for your interest! Please send us a message with your contact details and one of our leaders will get back to you. As part of your induction, you will be required to complete an Access NI check - we assist with this process.
What kind of activities are you looking for?
At Gateway we aim to bring a variety of activities and experiences for all abilities within our membership. Previously our members have enjoyed activities and workshops including jewellery making, sports events, sensory programmes, exotic animals, music and dance groups. We are open to trying anything that may be of interest for our members.
WHat size of group would it be for?
We have approx 80 members on each club night. We can accommodate several sessions during the evening of approximately 20 members, or schedule multiple visits.
whAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
We have several sizes of rooms including a large sports hall. Please contact us to discuss specific requests or the suitability of your service.
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