The Community Links Project

Outreach Life-Skills Programmes


The Community Links Project delivers bespoke community outreach, life-skills building programmes for children and young adults with additional needs aged 8+. All projects are written with and by service users. This project is delivered from the Connect Centre, Bowling Green Lane, Newport

The activities we offer through The Community Links Project improve health and wellbeing, and skills for work and life. This service is committed to driving positive outcomes for young people.


All sessions offered are created completely by our service users. Examples of programmes we have been asked to deliver include:

  • model train restorations and customisations to exhibit

  • baking dog treats for Ability Dogs 4 Young People and the RSPCA

  • making seasonal gifts for people who live in Care Homes to help foster community spirit and reduce loneliness (for example making easter baskets to deliver to local Care Homes)

  • baking cakes and holding fundraiser mornings to raise money for local charities that are important for our service users

  • immersive sensory sessions in our dedicated sensory room for those with more complex needs

  • gaming sessions for those who find face to face socialising difficult and would benefit from more virtual interactions

  • horticulture sessions focused around gardening and growing in our allotment

Once a service user has decided they would like to access The Community Links Project, we find out what their individual interests are so that we can design a programme together. From the very beginning we make sure that we are clear with any specific aims that we need to achieve during their programme. Before beginning, we fill out feedback forms with all participating service users, so that we are able to understand where they are in terms of self-confidence and what they identify as areas of strength and weakness


We will fill in further feedback forms every 3 months so that we can track the difference this project is making to their lives. Every activity will be constantly monitored and evaluated by the staff member delivering the project so that we can ensure that it remains relevant and focussed on the individual aims

The Community Links Project is created specifically for and with each individual service user. Each project is completely bespoke and 100% client-lead


To register for this service, or for more information please contact Jenny (details can be found here).