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Senior IMPs

Senior IMPs is for young people aged 11+ who love making music. IMPs members include young people with a range of disabilities, siblings and friends of disabled members and young people who simply love making music with friends.

You don’t need any previous musical experience and we support everyone to get involved and express themselves in the way that works best for them.

Music making is a fun way to build confidence and develop skills. The IMPs Apprentice Programme gives young people the chance to train to become workshop leaders. And the IMPs Committee makes sure that young people have a say in how the project runs.

Some young people come to IMPs independently and others come with a carer or support worker. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual support needs.

At Senior IMPs you can:

•Learn to sing and sign
•Learn to play instruments and use music technology
•Write your own songs and music
•Take part in public performances
•Train to be a workshop leader as one of our IMPs Apprentices
•Work towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award or Arts Award

When: Mondays during term time, 6pm – 7:30pm
Where: York High School, Cornlands Road, York YO24 3WZ
Cost: £5 per session (subsidised places available)
For more information or to book a place email

Choose 2 Youth

Choose2Youth is a not for profit social enterprise supporting children, young peoples & adults with disabilities and additional needs.

We provide educational and social care personalised learning packages:
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm.
Holiday provision in most school holidays 9.30am – 3.30pm.
Youth clubs on a Wednesday and Thursday evening 7pm – 9pm
Youth club specifically for young people with Autism & Asperger 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 6pm – 8pm.
Inclusive Duke of Edinburgh

We run our provision from either the 68 Centre or Moorlane Youth Centre

Helen Jefferies Dyslexia Services

Fully qualified specialist dyslexia teacher (PGCE, MDG, APC)
Full diagnostic Dyslexia Assessments with recommendations.
Small group dyslexia tuition classes – based in Copmanthorpe.
Find me on Facebook.

T: 07928402691

Jorvic Boccia Club

Do you have a physical disability and would like to play in the Boccia England’s regional / national competitions? (Ages 8-99) Sessions run on the second and fourth Sunday of the month from 11am-3pm.
Burnholme community sports hub, Bad Bargain lane YO31 0GW
For further information please contact:
T: 07742 886883  (Liz Moulam)


Children aged 7 – 14 who live in North Yorkshire with any degree of hearing loss and their hearing siblings are invited to join us at a local youth centre for fun filled afternoons and the opportunity to meet other children and their families.

Lollipop Minster Building, Door 84 Loather Street, YO31 7XL
T: 01904 652286

Riding Lights Youth Theatre

Based at Friargate Theatre, in central York, we run courses for young actors aged 11-24. We run three courses taking place throughout school term times:

Juniors: School Years 7 – 9 (Monday)
Seniors: School Years 10 – 13 (Tuesday)
Acting Up! (for those with additional needs or disabilities): Ages 14 – 24 (Wednesday)

Sessions are welcoming, friendly and open to people of all abilities.

We offer a free trial session for anyone interested in joining us, simply give our Youth Theatre Director, Abi Oscroft a call.

T: 01904 655317

Snappy Regular and Holiday Schemes

Snappy offer play and recreation opportunities to Children and Young people (aged 5-19) with disability, learning and other additional needs.
We operate in all school holidays and Thursday evenings & Saturdays.

Saturday scheme 5 to 18 years Runs from 10 to 3.30pm each week for 43 weeks each year
Senior Snappy 17 to 25 years Runs from 7pm to 9.30pm each Thursday
Easter Scheme 5 to 19 years Runs throughout the Easter school holidays 10 am to 3.30pm
Summer Scheme 5 to 19 years Runs for the full school holidays 10am to 3.30pm

We also run in half term but this would be specialist arts or drama groups ( and depends on funding )

York Boys Club, 84 Lowther Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7LX
T: 01904 640562

Special Olympics City of York

Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual (learning disabilities), giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of skills, gifts and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Find us on FB:special Olympics city of York

York Disability Tennis Network

Various venues

York Disability Tennis Network is a not for profit organisation. It provides specialist disability sessions for those who wish to play socially with like minded individuals or for those who wish to compete within a specialist disability tennis category to any level.

T: 07926 172939

York Inspirational Kids Saturday Club

We provide a group of activities designed for disabled young people, their siblings and families

Saturday Club is a fortnightly club that meets term time from 10.30-12 noon and features activities such as arts, theatre, puppets, film, craft etc. The cost is £2 per child and siblings are welcome. These sessions are aimed at 0-12 years and parents/carers are asked to stay. These sessions are held at the Wiltshire Suite at Joseph Rowntree School.

T: 01904 780880

York Sharks Wheelchair Basketball

Fully inclusive sessions for disabled and non-disabled people. Please note that you do not have to have a physical disability to take part and all chairs are provided. All abilities and ages welcome. Get fit, meet friends and have fun. Find us on FB: yorkwheelchairbasketballclub

Fulford School,York, YO10 4FY