• A makeover for Find My Style

    Our Find My Style project has had its own restyle…it is now called Styleability.

    Since piloting our First My Style workshop in 2013 we’ve delivered 17 workshops and worked with more than 350 young disabled adults.

    This is an exciting time for the project and as it continues to grow we wanted to ensure the name reflects its ethos.

    The sessions help young disabled adults to not only find their own sense of style but to develop new practical skills for independent living, to feel more confident about how they look and to change perceptions about how mainstream fashion can be made accessible to all. They also help young people and their parents/carers learn how to adapt high street high clothing, making a difference to the everyday lives. For example, wheelchair users may need to be able to shorten coats while other people may need looser clothing in order to accommodate their feeding tubes. Those with poor motor skills may find that swapping buttons for zips can make the difference between getting dressed alone or requiring support.

    These sessions make a real difference to the lives of the disabled young people who attend them, and we want to make sure that even more can benefit from our programme. And with your help, we can! If you'd like us to deliver a Styleability workshop in your school, college or youth group; to volunteer for us or help us to fund the Styleability project, please contact rosa@flamingofoundation.org

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