Who we are
Progress Project was established in 1998 to develop activities & strategies which benefit disabled children & young people in light of exclusions and lack of appropriate provision.
Disabled young people will have inclusive access to community activities, improving their health, skills, social connections & future prospects.
1) Young People’s Forum for user-led programmes
2) Inclusive sports
3) Skills & development training
4) Peer2Peer volunteering
Following a review of our mission, we are seeking creative and energetic people to guide the charity through the next 1-3-years as we develop new activities and opportunities for young people with disabilities in a post-COVID world.
Ideally, Trustees will have some experience of disability, or even be disabled themselves as we proactively encourage a user-led ethos; however, this is not essential to the role as we are fully inclusive.
Skills including project planning, financial management, consultation and measurement would be ideal; however, training and support will be provided; therefore, commitment to meeting monthly is preferred to in-depth skills, plus active experience of serving on a board is most welcome.
Whilst we are recruiting Trustees, we also welcome Shadow Trustees / Co-optees for people to join us informally with a view towards becoming full Trustees at a later date if they so choose i.e. we have a flexible approach.
We believe there is not enough community development taking place in Barking & Dagenham for disabled children & young people from all communities who experience a lack of available activities adding to their everyday exclusions, including ethnically diverse communities ….
…. we want this to change and you can help make it happen!
an informal conversation about the organisation and how to join:-
Telephone: (07973) 841596
E-mail : [email protected]