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Having a life and being part of society

Living with a disability should not stop someone from leading an active and enjoyable life, and from being supported to get out and about in their local community. If your son or daughter needs support
to do this contact Gateway to care on 01484 414933 or email 

Travel training

Young people with a disability or learning needs may want to consider travel training. This is designed to give them the confidence and skills to travel independently. To access this support, talk to the SENCO or contact Kirklees Council on 01484 414933 or email 

Local groups

The community directory has lots of groups available for young people to join, and is a
great way to develop skills and make new friends. Community directory groups offer various
activities such as:

• social activities
• swimming
• dance
• pool
• puzzles
• instruments
• and more

For more ideas and information visit the community directory (opens in new window) 

Discount cards and passes

Please go to the Passes and Cards overview page for more information about passes and cards which can offer a range of discounts (opens in a new window).

Day opportunities

If you receive social care funding there are a range of day opportunity services.
Day opportunities provide a safe and friendly place for your son/daughter to make friends and enjoy
activities in the centres as well as in the community. A range of activities are provided such as:

• cycling
• bowling
• golf
• and more

For more ideas and information visit connect to support (opens in new window) 


Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills, meet new people, have fun and help out the community.

Thriving Kirklees and Volunteering Kirklees have lots of opportunities you can try out.

These videos help to explain how to be a part of society as you grow up.

Nadine’s story

Max’s story

Travel training

Volunteering training

For volunteering opportunities in Kirklees please have a look at the links at the bottom of this page


Last updated: 14/09/2020

Useful links

Kirklees Local Offer PFA

Preparing for adulthood

Thriving Kirklees - Volunteering

Thriving Kirklees