28th May, 2013
Sam Watson came to Five Lamps in September 2012 after leaving school with very few qualifications. Although Sam has regrets about his attitude to edu...
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3rd April, 2012
Teejay battles with a number of physical difficulties and a visual impairment; however since attending the VIBE sessions he has presented himself as a happy and intelligent young man who never fails to take on a challenge or shy away from learning new skills.
Teejay started attending the VIBE sessions after his mum had heard about the sessions from other carers. Teejay and his sister have continued to attend regularly since.
Teejay has always found it difficult to make friends, but his mum feels that the VIBE staff have helped build his confidence and slowly his social skills are improving. Stuart Green, Five Lamps’ Youth Participation Worker welcomed Teejay to the sessions and he quickly became a favourite amongst the group. He has now started integrating with other young people and has built strong relationships with all the VIBE staff who have helped him develop his skills and he has made plenty of friends since attending the VIBE nights.
The improvement in Teejay was highlighted in the recent Youthy’s Got Talent show in which he sang and danced in front of 100 people, putting on a fantastic performance and showing his ever growing confidence amongst the group.
Before attending the VIBE sessions, Teejay and his sister Kelsey did not do anything on a Tuesday and Friday evening and the VIBE sessions have given Kay and her family a regular place to go and an opportunity for Kay to have a much needed break from her caring responsibilities.
For more information on VIBE visit www.fivelamps.org.uk/vibe-youth-club/ or call (01642) 628195.
VIBE is funded by Children in Need
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Photograph shows: Teejay