Yellow Submarine is an award-winning Oxfordshire charity that believes people with learning disabilities and autism deserve to live life to the full.
They tackle the problem that many people with learning disabilities leave school with limited life skills and as a result poor life chances. This often leads to isolation and being marginalised. They projects start working with young people in community settings from the age of 11 onwards, to build their social skills, confidence, independence and ultimately their employability. At the same time they are supporting families and carers with respite.
They are unusual in the world of charities (and local authorities) in that with the same team of staff they assist young people on their journey through childhood into adulthood. This allows us, often over many years, to gain both trust and a real insight as to how best to create a person-centered plan to support each individual.
What makes us different? Willingness to go the extra mile. An emphasis on fun. Fresh and innovative approaches which embrace enterprise and technology. That staff member who post their EuroMillions win, says, “I’m staying at my job”. A family feel. They are unashamedly ambitious to make things better.
The terms “learning disability” and “autism” cover a huge variety of needs. They specialism is helping individuals with mild to moderate needs- it is unusual for us to provide one-to-one support.