REACH North West
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REACH North West

REACH North West is a voluntary community group that supports autistic children and their families. We create individualised support packages to meet the whole families needs.

We help children to REACH their true potential by providing services that assist children to overcome communication difficulties and barriers to learning using a multi-disciplinary approach.

In addition we also provide practical advice, information, training and build partnerships with families, school and other professionals

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Manchester Airport - Lanyard scheme.

Manchester Airport are working on ways to identify how they can improve the airport experience for their vulnerable passengers who may not want to share details of their invisible disabilities or use the airport special assistance service.

They can now offer you a sunflower lanyard to wear on your journey through the airport
This will identify you to staff as someone who may need additional support or understanding
Staff have been specially trained to recognise the lanyards.

** Please note this lanyard permits access to the family and priority lanes at security as well as the use of their special assistance lanes at the UK Border (passport control) on arrival into Manchester Airport, this helps to avoid the sometimes long queues.

To pick up a lanyard at Manchester, please go to one of the Assistance Reception areas. These are available in the Check-in halls of Terminal 1 A and B, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

They will be happy to give you a lanyard – you do not need to book the special assistance for wheelchair users – unless you do require a wheelchair of course – otherwise you would just collect your lanyard at any of the above assistance desks.

** Please note Manchester airport are unable to post a lanyard to your home address in any circumstance. Please collect a lanyard from their assistance desks on your day of travel or in advance.

Testimonial:

The Lanyard initiative is fantastic – we have used this each time we fly and travel often – the assistance desk staff are great and happily provided us with a lanyard – no issues awkward questions at all – we went to drop off our bags and was ushered to a free desk and didn’t queue at all – we then headed over to security and was sent down the assistance lane, there was a queue of those needing assistance but it was ½ the length of the regular queue. We took out our DVD players and numerous electronics for the trip and popped them all in the trays and my husband went through, he got stopped and searched so I had my son go through and wait for me and then I went through – my son did beep so was searched – I get this and was happy the airport are still vigilant! I explained why he was being searched and the security man did wait while I explained, so it doesn’t stop security doing their job which is as it should be but getting to security was a doddle! – all done we went through to the lounges. Boarding- airline staff were great and asked if he’d like to go first or last – we went first and got settled in. Really have to say this Lanyard is a fantastic help!

Thank you Manchester Airport!

The Sunflower Room

The Sunflower Room in Terminal 1 is to aid Special Assistance Guests who need to break away from the noise, bright lights and crowds of the main Departure Lounge to help them relax and feel calm in a quieter environment.

Guests who require use of the room will be guided here as part of the Special Assistance Service or just ask a staff member where to find it.

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Events/Community Fundraising volunteer with Reach North West.

We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short application.

Reach North West is located in Bolton.

Our Community Fundraising Groups consist of volunteers like yourself that come together in our local community to hold exciting fundraising events, raise awareness and have lots of fun while we do it!  Your support is crucial to our work and suport families and children with Autism or learning difficulties.

Reach North West is a small local comminity group they would really benefit from your input and dedication to helping us raise funds to do our work. We are small and we hope with your help we can get bigger and you can help us to develop our fundraising group.

By becoming a group member, you will be joining dedicated fundraisers who help us to improve lives. Quite simply, without volunteers like you, we couldn’t continue our work.

What will I be doing?

Responsibility of a Fundraising Group Member:

  • Support your local group in organising and running fundraising events.
  • Build strong relationships with all group members and actively recruit new members.
  • Represent the charity in your community, acting as the face of the Reach North West.
  • Ensure group activities comply with relevant law and Reach North West policy.
     

What skills and attributes do I need to have?

  • Interpersonal skills and team-work.
  • Enthusiasm to support the organisation and running of fundraising events.
  • Confidence and willing to act as the face of the Reach North West in your local community.
  • Self-motivation/belief in yourself and the ability to motivate others.
  • Reliability and flexibility.
  • A commitment to the Autism North West values.

What training and support will I be given?

We are committed to ensuring that volunteers have an enjoyable and worthwhile volunteering experience. You will have support from existing volunteers and the founder of Reach North West. There will be the opportunity to gain and develop skills and to meet other volunteers. Out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed in line with the Reach North West Volunteer Expense Policy.

Where will I be based?

As a fundraising group member, you will be working in your local community with volunteers in your group. As we are a small voluntary group we will be on hand to support you in your role.

What else do I need to know?

This role can work flexibly to suit your availability and other commitments. The time commitment will vary depending on the time of year, increasing during campaign periods or when the group is organising specific events.

In addition to assisting the group with fundraising events and attending group monthly meetings, you may also be involved in helping to raise the profile of the group within the community and develop links with local organisations and deliver with experienced staff awareness activities to promote the needs of people with Autism.

What’s in it for me?

By volunteering with the Reach North West you will have the opportunity to make new friends, use your skills and learn new ones, have new experiences and a lot of fun! You will be making a huge difference to the lives of those with Autism and learning difficulties today and future generations by raising vital funds to power our group forward.

In submitting this form I agree to my details being used for the purposes of REACH North West Data-Collection. The Information we hold will only be accessed by the necessary REACH North West Staff. I understand my data will be held securely and will not be distributed to third parties under any circumstances
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Reach North West.

We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short application.

Volunteering at Reach North West is a golden opportunity for anyone wanting to support children with Autism.

Reach North West is located in Bolton.

We are looking for volunteer candidates to volunteer for our child outings, volunteers must have an outgoing, bubbly fun nature and have confiedence around children with special educational needs. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy spending time with children whilst learning a new skills. Your role will be supporting children and young people out in the community - we may need you to attend Bowling after school and Laser quest events, we would want volunteers that have a lot of energy and who are fun and those who have further ideas on fun places to visit as a group.

The outings are often on different days and can be after school or weekends and sometimes in the holidays. Many of volunteers return as it's so much fun!  And what a great enhancement to your CV.

We are really looking forward to hearing from you and you becoming part of our team!

In submitting this form I agree to my details being used for the purposes of REACH North West Data-Collection. The Information we hold will only be accessed by the necessary REACH North West Staff. I understand my data will be held securely and will not be distributed to third parties under any circumstances
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer tutor with Autism North West.

We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short application.

Volunteering at Reach North West is a golden opportunity for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge and gain free invaluable training.

Our courses are located in Bolton.

We are looking for volunteer candidates with an interest in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Positive Behaviour support, Autism, Behaviour management and the science of behaviour change who want to gain experience to support parents and their child who has a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition or a learning difficulty. Experience with children and/or psychology experience is beneficial.

The positions are on Saturdays over a 5 week period and all applicants must be enthusiastic and committed. You will receive free teaching training via training days and on the job coaching by Behavioural supervisors and head behaviourist. All volunteer tutors that stay the full term will receive a certificate of participation and attendance to take with you when you complete the 5 week intake.

You will be working alongside other volunteers and exprienced staff and you will help to support approx 24 children with Autism ranging between ages 2yrs old to 15 years old and their parents depending on which course you are on. This will provide you with a rich understanding of the Autism Spectrum working with so many children at Reach North west. Your experience will include data collection.

Many of our new tutor volunteers gain so much experience over many children by volunteering and many return as it's so much fun too! And what a great enhancement to your CV.

In submitting this form I agree to my details being used for the purposes of REACH North West Data-Collection. The Information we hold will only be accessed by the necessary REACH North West Staff. I understand my data will be held securely and will not be distributed to third parties under any circumstances
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Services

REACH North West provide a range of services, for families of autistic children or other learning difficulties. Our services include training sessions, support services and our 'In-home outreach' services.

Services
Courses

Our courses are designed for both parents and children using a bespoke multi disciplinary approach. These courses have a huge impact on a child's ability to overcome many barriers and communicate effectively.

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REACH North West hire venues and provide access to environments they otherwise may not be able to access such as bowling, lunch clubs and Santa visits. These activities allow children to socialise with peers in a safe and often differentiated environment.

Social Activities
Parents

REACH North West provide parent and carers with activities that aim to bring parent and carers together and form a network of support with those that understand. The activities include lunch clubs, get togethers and workshops.

Parents/Carers

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