FRIENDSHIP SCHEME

The Friendship Scheme is a youth club provision for young people in Luton aged 13-25 with disabilities. The group meet on a Friday evening between 7:00pm and 9:00pm during term time.

  • The Friendship Scheme offers regular activities such as pool, table tennis and arts and crafts as well as an organised programme of additional activities including:

    • Disco

    • Quiz nights

    • Bingo

    • Cookery sessions

    • Karaoke

    • Film nights

  • Trips and activities are offered during some of the school holidays

  • The service is open to young people with any type of disability and enables parents/carers to have some regular short break hours.

  • It is part funded by Autism Bedfordshire’s Short Breaks consortium – please click here for further details.

If you require further information about the Friendship Scheme, please contact Omi Carter, Friendship Scheme Team – omi.carter@chums.uk.com

“Life with special needs has not been easy for me, especially when it came to making friends at school; and that’s where the social group CHUMS comes in. If it wasn’t for CHUMS, I would have struggled to make the lifelong friends I have today.”

(Young Person)

“I was originally scared and kinda friendless before I joined CHUMS, having recently lost someone at school. When I joined CHUMS Friendship Scheme I managed to make friends who helped me settle in at college and be more outgoing. Going to the Friendship Scheme every Friday really helps and I see my friends as family now, people I trust. Joining CHUMS is something I’d never change and it helped me change for the better.”

(Young Person)