Youth Week 2018 accessible to all!

The Cessnock Youth Week Organising Committee is proud to offer an inclusive program of events for Youth Week 2018 with 26 out of 27 being accessible to all. 

  The Cessnock Youth Week Organising Committee is proud to offer an inclusive program of events for Youth Week 2018 with 26 out of 27 being accessible to all.  

While YouthFest is not 100% accessible, the committee has made every effort to ensure there are accessible toilets, parking and the Including YOU tent.  

The Including You tent is a quiet, sensory space where people can take a break at a loud and busy community event. It offers a range of hearing and visual aids, noise-cancelling headphones, sensory tools and free wheelchair hire to support people with disabilities, their families, and carers.  

Through collaboration with Ability Links, the Cessnock Youth Week Organising Committee has created a program that is inclusive of all young people in the community as well as one that embraces event accessibility.  

Ability Links Program Manager, Leonie Miller said, “We are proud to work with a Committee that understands the importance of hosting accessible events for all in the community to attend.”  

Youth Week kicks off on 6 April and runs through to 22 April and well over 1000 young people of all ages and abilities are expected to take part in events across the region.  

Meraki will give young people the chance to share their creative talents at an open mic night and there is also Take the Stage for those who like performing. The Harry Potter Escape Room and the Thrift Shop Kahoot are exciting new activities. For those who enjoy hands on activities think about signing up to the DIY Bunning’s Workshop or the Maintain Your Ride Workshop.  

Pick up a program today at Cessnock City Council or like the CYCOS Facebook page for more details at www.facebook.com/cessnockyouthcentre. A program is also available on the Cessnock City Council website at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/YouthWeek  

 4/4/2018