Partnership working – we are stronger together! As many of us know there is considerable overlap between a number of minority groups and communities. For example, a number of us are also members of the LGBTQ+ community and Transparent Presence CIC. Also, we have similar aims and values to a number of other community groups. Youth Art Connect CIC runs creative art activities for young people in order to promote connection and positive mental health. A number of Autistic people attend these activities.
In order to provide mutual support and practical pooling of resources we are now working in close collaboration with Youth Art Connect CIC and Transparent Presence.
The ACC, YAC and Transparent Presence are coming together as a cooperative in order to support each other and work toward securing funding for a shared building located centrally that can be used as a drop in ‘safe space’ for all of our members and a facility from which various activities and events can be run. We will keep you updated on our progress with this!