The Wanna be Friends project helps disabled young people in Enfield to build relationships and social networks. We hold 3 big events each year: a Valentines, Summer and Christmas Ball.
We invite young disabled people from local schools to help break down barriers to social isolation. The events are hosted and facilitated by West Lea School and give young people a chance to meet others their own age and take part in exciting milestone moments.
With a disco hosted by our ever popular resident DJ, an evening meal and mocktail bar, the only rule we have is that no parents are allowed! For some students, this is a rare occasion to meet friends outside of school and home. We’ve even had some romances blooming as a result.
Feedback from young people and their parents has been really positive. They love the opportunity to make friends and have fun within a safe environment.