Taking its inspiration from the young people themselves, ALDAG aims to support and encourage young people with learning difficulties to achieve fulfilling lives within their local community. Two key activities are the Conquerors Club and the Development Programme.
Conquerors Club offers young people with learning difficulties the opportunity to socialise and expand their range of friendships.
“Above all, Conquerors strives to be a happy experience for its members. The programme of events is continually evolving” says ALDAG Chairman Derek Wiseman.
The Development Programme includes established and ongoing projects such as Conquerors Club, the Summer Scheme and the “partnered” project with Cherchefelle to provide a shared independent home for a small group of young people. Further expansion of the independent housing project and developments such as ‘Filling the Gap’, and the creation of ‘person centred plans’ through links with Advocacy Partners consultation service are part of ALDAG’s ambitious future plans.