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Flat 108 Newsletter        

Enabling Independence        

Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2017
What’s in this issue?
  • A look into the past
  • Find out how you can get involved in Autism Awareness Month
  • Did you know?
  • Meet Kornel and find out what he has to say about Flat 108
  • Choice Unlimited event 2017
  • What we’ve got coming up
  • Contact us or make a referral
A look into the past...
Check out this short film we made in 2015, just a year into the Flat 108 project. We really hit the ground running!
Flat 108 Enabling Independence Project - The Y
Mahdi has been involved in the development of the project from the start.
Take a look at Mahdi's YouTube page. Find out about his time with Flat 108 and what he's been up to since then on his journey to independence.
April is Autism Awareness Month

Join the National Autistic Society in their Too Much Information campaign.

Right now, they are campaigning to challenge the myths, misconceptions and stereotypes that make autistic people feel so isolated and make society feel so unwelcoming. 

The current focus of the Too Much Information public understanding campaign is employment for autistic people.

Where will you make a change for autistic people?

Click here to get involved.

Did you know?
The number 108 has a special significance...
The Sun, the Earth and the Moon

Mathematicians have long seen 108 as a number of the whole existence.
This number connects the Sun, Moon and Earth:
  • The diameter of the sun is 108 times the size of the Earth
  • The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun
  • The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon
108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and in yoga.
Buddhist Mala beads
Traditionally, Buddhist Mala beads come as a string of 108 beads, plus one for the guru bead.
Meet Kornel
Kornel cooking
"I am Kornel and I am 16 years old. I will turn 17 in June. I have a learning disability and I come to Flat 108 to learn stuff like how to find work and how to be more independent. I would like to find a job for myself. I like to go shopping and I like to clean. I like learning new things."
What Kornel said about his time at Flat 108:
"I have enjoyed my time at Flat 108, I was happy to come every Monday because I am interested to learn some skills in my interest to learn to work, to live on my own and use my skills, whilst living with my mum helping with the cleaning and helping to make things easier for my mum. I love to help people and want to find work for myself to help people. I am working on being and trying not to get angry. I want to still come to Flat 108."
Coming up...

Choice Unlimited is returning to Leicester!

Aimed at disabled people, older people and carers in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, Choice Unlimited will be showcasing the diversity of information, services, products, ideas and innovation that is available to support independent living all under one roof.  This event will be packed to the brim with a range of services that are available to support choice and control.

When: 10am - 6pm
              Wednesday 26th April 2017
Where: Leicester Tiger's Stadium
              Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7TR

 

 
Our Summer Activities
See below what activities you could get involved in...
 
Design your own t-shirt

Design your own t-shirt at Flat 108.
Picnic in the park
Make your own picnic in Flat 108 and come with us to one of Leicester's beautiful parks.
Ready Steady Cook
Join Ready Steady Cook at Flat 108. Compete in a team to make a meal from mystery ingredients!
Arts and Crafts
Join us at Flat 108 for a day of Arts and Crafts.

Come with us to the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre for:
Archery
Archery..
Canoeing
or Canoeing!
I Love Leicester
Map of Leicester City
Put your skills to the test... Hunt for prizes in Leicester City Centre in teams and find out more about the city you live in.

Please contact the team for more information about our activities.

You must be registered with the Flat 108 project to take part. Download our referral form at the bottom of this newsletter.

Referrals can be sent to our email address or posted to us.
Get in touch
Visit or write to us at
Call us on 0116 204 6204
Email us at

Flat108@leicesterymca.co.uk

Click here to visit our website
 
Flat 108 Transitions Team
The Y
7 East Street
Leicester

LE1 6EY
Click here to download our referral form
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