What is Belong INC?
Belong INC is about empowering children and young people 12-18 years to belong in their community.
Moving into and through adolescence to adulthood is a key life stage for young people. Young people with disability are especially vulnerable to social isolation and exclusion during this transition period.
Lifestart’s Belong INC project is funded through an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Jurisdictional Based Grant. The project will deliver individualised, flexible, capacity building supports to children and young people aged 12-18 years living with disability, including young people who do not have an NDIS plan. It will benefit not only young people, but their families, carers, peers and communities.
Belong INC will achieve greater social inclusion for young people with disability by:
- increasing the skills of young people with disability to find their voice, plan, organise and participate in community activities
- enabling families and carers to understand, positively advocate for and support their young person in mainstream and community activities
- increasing the skills of community and mainstream support services to understand how to be inclusive of young people with a disability
- provide support at key transition times to ensure that young people can continue to be included in community and mainstream services.
Where is Belong INC?
We deliver Belong INC in the Inner West and South East Sydney areas.
To find out more call our Belong INC Team on 1800 317 030 or send us a message.