Philosophy

  • Our philosophy

    We are passionate about creating opportunities for disabled children and young people
    • To challenge themselves to do more than they and others expect
    • To change the way that they see themselves and how others see them
    • To show that they have talents to offer rather than just needs to be met
    • To share friendships with non-disabled young people
    • To take their rightful place in their local communities

    Active Impact blows apart the barriers that often prevent disabled children and young people from achieving all that they could. We are interested not in ‘services’ but opportunities – in fun, challenge and good relationships. 

    Outside of their families many disabled children and young people only get to spend time with people who are paid to be with them. We promote ways in which they can explore interests and activities with people who simply choose to be with them – non-disabled young people and both disabled and non-disabled adult volunteers.
     
    Active Impact inspires, provokes, networks, trains, fund-raises, supports and coordinates. We do not want to ‘own’ our philosophy; we want to infect others with it.
     
    We work with an ever-growing number of partner organisations who run events and set up projects that embody our philosophy. We bring together the skills and experience of specialist disability agencies with the expertise and commitment of a wide range of ordinary providers of children’s activities. We’ll make you laugh, feel and think.

    We are always on the look-out for new organisations to work with, new volunteers to take part in our programmes, and new disabled and non-disabled children and young people who’d like to give it a go. If you think Active Impact might be for you, please give us a call on 01453 298337 or send us an email to info@activeimpact.org.uk