Schemes 2015!

This year is the final year of Young People Together. The project was fixed term for 5 years and this ended in 2014. At the end of 2014, Big Lottery released further funding for one additional year, however activity has been reduced to four areas:

  • Coleraine
  • Magherafelt
  • Londonderry
  • Belfast

Each area will receive one week of summer-scheme during the months of July/August.  Mencap are sad to see the project finish but delighted with the opportunities it has brought to young people. The young people have had the chance to hang out with their friends and try new things within a supportive environment which has helped increase their social and communication skills and over-all self esteem.


Well 2014 was quite a summer, here is a little snapshot of what we got up to!

Once more special thanks to all of the schools community groups staff and families who made it another memorable year.

2015 applications now open

Hi folks it’s that time of year again and we are happy to say that our new 2015 summer programs are now open for application.

To request a place on the YPT 2015 program please complete and return the application form which is available here.

Applications are open until June 5th. Any applications received after this date cannot be considered.

2015 Application



LiveNet Project

Our sister project LiveNet provides a range of learning opportunities to enable children and adults with a learning disability and their carers to use information and communications technology (ICT) Visit the Livenet website


The Youth Inclusion Hub offers support, training and resources to assist individuals or groups in becoming more inclusive, such as working with young people with a disability. Read more here

Inspire Me

Inspire Me is an exciting project designed to give young people aged 14-25 the chance to explore new opportunities and learn new skills. Inspire Me will provide practical activities and training to give young people with a learning disability the opportunity to build their confidence and learn new life skills. Read more here


In Northern Ireland, England and Wales Mencap works alongside and represents the interests of people with a learning disability and their families. Find out more about Mencap’s work – from our specialist support services to our current projects, learning disability training and resources. click here to visit the main Mencap website