Leeds Weekend Care Association (Weekenders Club) is a local, independent charity with one aim.
Our Mission Statement
To make a positive difference to the lives of disabled children and teenagers within the Leeds area by providing innovative leisure activities and top-quality care.
To deliver safe, fun, exciting, inclusive activities, and environments.
To encourage friendship, independence, exploration and understanding.
To provide a much-needed break for parents and caregivers.
To recruit, retain and train enthusiastic, energetic, and experienced staff.
To advocate for those whose voice is often ignored or not heard.
To build a community that welcomes and celebrates difference.
Our Guiding Principles
To improve the lives of families with disabled children and young people.
To recognise and understand the needs of parents and carers and to work closely with them in shaping and delivering our services.
To encourage a positive approach to children and young people with disabilities on our projects and in the wider community.
To promote the recognition of young people with disabilities as important and integral members of society.
To provide equality of provision and access to service users regardless of disability, gender, ethnic origin, skin colour, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
To provide a positive, developmental environment for all our staff.
Our values underpin how we work as an organisation, and as individuals within it.
Fun - We believe that having fun and making friends is fundamental to a person’s happiness. Fun is a release. It provides freedom, enjoyment, fulfilment, and connection.
High Quality - We provide safe, creative, exciting, collaborative spaces/experiences for our children, staff and volunteers. We always strive to be and do better.
Inclusive - We support, value, and respect each other. Shared values and goals help everyone reach their full potential.
A Can Do Attitude - We focus on what our children, staff and volunteers can do. By recognising and celebrating achievements, big and small, we empower individuals and our community.
Honesty - We take responsibility for our successes and failures. We are open to what is possible, not afraid to fail, and we learn quickly.