We are delighted to offer support to families and activity providers in North Yorkshire and York this summer! We are doing this by:

  • Funding additional staff at summer activities to enable children and young people to receive 1-1 or support where needed and to support providers with additional costs.
  • Fully or part-funding the cost of activities.
  • Developing and providing a resource pack for activity providers to give information about autism, things to think about when delivering activities and signposting to other useful information and/or training opportunities.‚Äč
  • Identifying training needs and facilitating training to enable activity providers to be more aware of autism and how to better support individual needs.

We have been inundated with responses from families about the support available and as a result we have unfortunately reached our maximum capacity for the support available this summer, however we are working towards a longer-term offer and are passionate about supporting more people to be physically active more often. We will promote any further opportunities via our website and social media channels as well as through our many partners in North Yorkshire and York.

Support Workers Wanted

Are you passionate about helping others? Have you supported an individual to access services or activities before? We are recruiting support workers to provide 1-1 or specific care to children with autism to enable them to access and participate in holiday activities. This is a paid role (including mileage expenses) and candidates must be over the age of 16, be able to travel to activity locations and hold an Enhanced DBS Check. Please complete our application form here if you are interested in being a Support Worker for the summer and someone in the team will be in touch with more details.

Inclusion Support for Activity Providers

Do you provide a service or an activity to children and/or young people in North Yorkshire or York? Do you know how inclusive your activity is to individuals with autism or specific needs? Complete our Questionnaire for Activity Providers to assess your activity and to identify the areas that we might work together to improve inclusion. We understand that delivering activities can be challenging (for many reasons) and we want to reach out to partners to increase opportunities for more children and young people to improve their health and wellbeing. On the other hand, if you feel your activity is inclusive to people with autism, we want to hear about your successes and share best practice with others.