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Community Living Association launches weekend chill out space for young people with disability

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CLA community development officer Claudia Simpson, Tane Weadon and support worker Sarah Cleary.
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A space for young people with disability to hang out and meet new friends on the weekend has opened in Albany.

Albany Community Living Association launched its new Chill Out Weekends program this month at its base on Cockburn Road to give young people with disability a safe space to socialise and to grow in confidence.

The initiative is set to run every Friday and Saturday night from 6-9pm until the end of December.

It is open to people 18 years and over who might be struggling to find opportunities to meet new people in town.

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CLA chief executive Russell Nelson said the program was designed to improve the social and mental health of participants by providing a space to build new friendships and confidence.

“This program has been developed for unsupported participants who lack opportunities to take part in social activities on weekends, especially youth with disability who have very limited opportunities around town,” he said.

“CLA staff will facilitate the event and ensure the safety of all attendees.”

Pre-bookings are essential.

For more information visit mycla.org.au or call 9842 3855.

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