Daisy Inclusive UK: Isolation To Inclusion:

There are many barriers for the inclusion of young disabled people into society; society itself can be a major barrier due to a lack of understanding, opportunities and awareness which will stop disabled people from reaching their true potential.

Early intervention can help them come to terms with the individual's disability. Support for them at an early stage may greatly increase their chances to reach their true potential thus becoming a healthier and well- balanced adult.

Early intervention can also help the young disabled person develop confidence, self-esteem and acceptance of their own disability. It is important that they come to terms and accept their disability; as when this is achieved, the individual is more likely to accept help and support that can help them through the transition into adulthood.

One of the major outcomes of disabled people in general who may not yet have come to terms with their disability (what we call the acceptance) would be isolation.

Isolation for these individuals can have a negative and detrimental effect. If they do not have the confidence to leave the house except for maybe school and college, they can become a virtual prisoner in their own home, which can then lead to depression and other physical and mental health issues. This may eventually lead to long term illness and a life time of medication and a lack of self-worth.

Daisy Inclusive UK aims to help young disabled people and their families through transition from point of contact into adulthood. Isolation to Inclusion (I 2 I contact) is a project that can offer them a long term approach and a personalized pathway through the minefield of acceptance, education, socialisation, sports, leisure, cultural activities and employment opportunities thus helping them reach their true potential.

I 2 I contact which is linked into the Daisy chain, is a pathway of individual links; each link offering relevant help and support throughout the journey of transition from isolation into inclusion. It is also important that we change the mind-sets and stereo-typical thoughts that key decision makers in society may have of disabled people. Therefore a change from the top can create positive change at the grass roots level.

The Links In The Daisy Chain

Link one: point of contact and personal development plan created.

Link two: individual and family counselling, which will aim to help a young disabled person and their family come to terms and accept the disability.

Link three: transition through education, offering support for individual needs, awareness and support for teachers and peer groups.

Link four: disability awareness training to relevant organisations such as: schools (as part of the national curriculum), to employers to give them a greater understanding of disability and accessible environments, this training will be delivered through the medium of sport, education and employment.

Link five: sports, leisure and cultural activities. This will offer the individual and their families a chance to take part in activities individually or as a family unit and develop social bonding, plus mental and physical well-being.

Link six: T. I. M.E; assisting individuals to have movement independence
T - Travel,
I - Independence,
M - Mobility,
E - Empowerment

Link seven: employment. At this point, the individual will be offered careers advice and a pathway into employment through volunteering, apprenticeships and work placements. They will be given the key skills and knowledge they require to move towards their chosen employment; plus making employers aware of the untapped potential of disabled people in our society and encouraging disabled people to reach levels of employment that have, up to now not been available to them.

Link eight: to tackle social issues that will help disabled people by giving them an input in to government initiatives that will help create a more inclusive, equal and fair society. Also by working closely with the crown prosecution service and the police federation to tackle disability hate crime.

Link nine: monitoring, evaluation plus help and support will continue for as long as the individual requires help and support after their personal transition plan from isolation to inclusion has been completed.


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Mission Statement:

“Daisy inclusive UK’s transitional social model philosophy is to work pro-actively towards offering an anti-oppressive environment, addressing isolation and creating real equality of opportunity ethos through support and which positively celebrates the diversity of the people and strives for the fundamental right to an accessible environment and inclusive community for all” 

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