The 2.6 Challenge

What a weekend!

Last week we asked you to get active and get involved with The 2.6 Challenge and support us at The Y.

The 2.6 Challenge was created to help save UK charities as a response to the cancellation of the London Marathon. Rather than taking on the 26-mile run the marathon would have been, the stay-at-home challenge was created to get everyone up and active.

We asked you to set a challenge surrounding the number 2.6 or 26. Take a look at our mid-week response!

Thank you to everyone who got involved to support us, we thoroughly enjoyed seeing you all getting creative with the challenge.

Flat 108 and Autism Awareness Week

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability which affects how people communicate, relate and experience the world around them. Autistic people may see, hear and feel the world differently to others. Many autistic people state how a world with autism often feels overwhelming which can cause considerable anxiety.

Autism is a spectrum condition meaning that autistic people share certain difficulties, but experience them in different ways. Autistic people often have additional learning disabilities, mental health or other conditions, resulting in different levels of support being needed.

All people on the autistic spectrum will learn and develop, and with the right support, can live a fulfilling life.

Autism Awareness Week

Autism Awareness Week is a week dedicated to spreading awareness and putting a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism experience every day and to increase understanding and acceptance of the disability.

You can find out more about Autistic Awareness Week and work that is being done on the National Autistic Society website.

Flat 108 at The Y

Flat 108 it a safe place in Leicester City Centre aimed at enabling independence for those with additional needs including support for those with autism as well as other physical, sensory or learning disabilities.

At Flat 108, we can provide support with shopping, cooking and meal planning, personal care, socialising, keeping safe and much more.

We are committed to providing a safe place to practice daily living skills, build confidence and self-esteem, gain independence, have more control over life, and create goals and plan for the future.

Adam’s Story

After using the service for 10 months, Adam stated, “When I first came here I couldn’t do anything at home. Coming here has drastically changed things. Now I can do my own lunch, go shopping and pay for my shopping myself and help my parents. One of my goals was going shopping and I’ve achieved it. In the future, I would like to travel on the bus.”

Using Flat 108 Services

If you or someone you know has autism or other complex needs, our services could help!

To find out more about the service, there is additional information on our Young People with Disabilities page.

Due to the current climate, this service is on hold, but we are still available to offer support and put plans in place when social distancing measures subside.

You can get in touch and discuss with our team for more in-depth information about the support we can provide for you by emailing: [email protected] or giving our team a ring on: 0116 204 6204