The Yellow Teapot Young Adults Club
A story by The Yellow Teapot Club
We increased members and managed to reduce our waiting list for young adults who have varying learning difficulties into our Yellow Teapot Young Adults Group.
We have benefited from recruiting a part time office co-ordinator to handle increased admin duties relating to the expansion the club.
What The Yellow Teapot Young Adults Club did
By placing an advert in our local Courier and which appeared in Scot Careers website we recruited our current part time co-ordinator who works for us 7 hours per week during the 42 week annual period we operate. We also recruited 2 off Project Workers who job shared and had experience of working with young adults with learning difficulties via the same advertising route to assist with the increased members in the Young Adults Group.
Over the period of 21 weeks of sessions our cared for members have had activities whilst at our base in Uphall such as having a music specialist visit us twice, done arts and crafts, done baking, a visit from a mini zoo (with small petting animals), celebrated with going out for an xmas meal etc while their carers and other family members had their own time to catch up with the hustle and bustle of Xmas Shopping.
We also went to nearby 10 pin bowling alley, participated in indoor golf twice, enjoyed doing Archery for the very first time, swimming and we are planning a members and family summer barbecue at end of June. Whilst our members were being cared for their carers, parents and siblings enjoyed much needed time away from caring from their young people and some enjoyed peaceful quiet time with others engaging in other activities that their young people could not partake in for reasons associated with their special needs, eg going to Cinema, shopping etc.
What The Yellow Teapot Club has learned
By employing our part time coordinator this has resulted in increased popularity of the club. This has happened due to us now being more professional in our general operation (updating websites, taking tel/web enqs for new members, general office duties)
We have had some project worker staff changes within the groups to accomodate the increased numbers, this has now been resolved.
By new marketing materials published we are more widely known within West Lothian. This has attracted many new enquiries for the Club.