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Carrickfergus Junior Gateway

  • Income

    £14.7K

  • Spending

    £17.9K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 100493 Date registered. 27/10/2014

Public benefits

Public Benefit 1) The benefit of supporting those with a learning disability is to provide our members with increased confidence and to provide respite for their families. This is evidenced by member and family feedback and participation in club activities. Our beneficiaries are young people with learning disabilities in the Carrickfergus area and

their immediate families. A private benefit to volunteers of increased skills and employment opportunities will arise due to training programmes that we provide to our volunteers so they can effectively support our members. 2) The provision of recreation activities allows for increased social opportunities for our members with the aim of increasing their life skills leading to an increased capacity for independent living. This is evidenced by feedback from members and family and in reports compiled for the NEELB and Mencap as required. Our beneficiaries are young people with learning disabilities in the Carrickfergus area. A private benefit to volunteers of increased skills and employment opportunities will arise due to training programmes that we provide to our volunteers so they can effectively provide opportunities for our members.

What your organisation does

Carrick Junior Gateway provides social and educational opportunities for young people aged 6-25 with learning disabilities within the Carrickfergus area. We provide a range of activities and projects including sports and recreation, arts and crafts, cultural, identity, self-esteem, education and welfare; to improve the life skills and opportunities

of our members. We provide opportunities for volunteers to upskill and gain experience working with people with people with learning disabilities. The training we provide to them on a hands on basis enhances their confidence and employment opportunities. For our parents we offer vital respite provision as well as a support network linking them to the wider Mencap organisation. Through our links to other local organisations such as the NEELB we have the ability to signpost our members into mainstream opportunities and to educate practitioners.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Parents
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Volunteers
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Arts
  • Community development
  • Counselling/support
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Cultural
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Human rights/equality
  • Sport/recreation
  • Volunteer development
  • Youth development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2016

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2015

Charity accounts

Charitable purposes

The objects of the Club are: a) The relief of people with a learning disability in particular by the provision of help and support for them and for their families, dependants and carers, and to prevent learning disabilities for the public bneefit; and b) To provide or assist in the provision of facilities for the recreation or other leisure time occupation for people who have need thereof by reason of learning disability with the object of improving their conditions of life. "learning disability" means any developmental disability of the mind and any associated condition howsoever caused and whether mild, moderate or severe.

Governing document

Constitution

Other name

  • 5 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 30 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Miss Jackie Pollock, Sunnylands Youth Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 8ED

Trustee board

Trustee
Mrs Julie Stirling
Miss Jackie Pollock
Lauren Sherwood-Bowes
Mrs Joanne Kitson
Mr Jonny Sherwood-Bowes

List of regions

  • Mid And East Antrim Borough Council