The Vibe Liverpool registered as a company in April 2015. We are a Community Interest Company, not for profit, which means that any money made goes straight back into the organisation. We provide social and development opportunities to young people 16+ and adults with additional needs. We are a genuine grass roots organisation run by our members and guided by their parents/carers and support staff. All volunteers either access services or support someone that does. We aim to identify and fill any gaps that other organisations leave. Therefore our events are of an evening or weekend. Our strapline is ‘Keeping Busy, Keeping Safe’.
How did it all begin? It was just from a conversation that I had with my daughter Jenny, who has a moderate learning difficulty and lives in a supported house with two other young ladies. We were discussing how there was very little for her and her friends to do of an evening or a weekend. There are some great services in our city but these are normally within the week and of a daytime. Jenny explained how she wanted to go out more but didn’t feel safe in town or visiting regular pubs and bars. She wanted to get out on a Friday night for example and have a drink and a dance like everyone else but she didn’t feel safe. A member of her staff piped up and said ‘Why don’t you organise something yourselves’ and so the seed was sown!
Our first disco was held at The Millenium Centre in Belle Vale on a Friday Night 7-11pm. Approximately 20 people turned up and it was a success. We agreed it was worth carrying on
The Vibe is a true grass roots organisation that aims to improve the health and well-being of adults, 16 with additional needs.
We arrange events, social activities and workshops to stimulate and entertain our group.
Our aim is to fill any gaps left by other services.
Every person has potential and we aim to identify each individuals’ talents, strength and goals and help them achieve.
Our strapline is ‘Keeping busy, Keeping Safe’ and we will help our members do just that.
Everyone at The Vibe is included in decision making and participation.
We will work at building the capacity and sustainability of our organisation.
Our door is open to anyone who has a disability or feels lonely and marginalised within their community.
We will work to identify anyone who wants to come to our events and for what- ever reason can’t.
With our new project ‘We want to join you’ we will reach these individuals and overcome the hurdles they have to socialise.
We will network with other organisations and services to give all we can to our group.