For Young People

For Young People

Keeping any young person busy, having fun and making friends can be difficult, but for someone with a disability, there can be additional challenges. That’s why we’re glad to offer a brilliant selection of services dedicated just for our young people. No longer kids but not quite adults, there’s plenty for them to do here in a safe, welcoming environment.

Some of our activities are out and about, enjoying our local community under the watchful eye of trained staff who are on hand to support and guide as needed. Meanwhile, many of our sessions take place at the Finlay Cooper Centre, in our specially-designed space that has everything our young people need to feel inspired and comfortable.

Clubs running at the centre hold theme nights which may include: movie nights, quiz nights, Nerf gun battles, Star Wars nights, Sports nights, board and card games nights, takeaway nights and cooking nights.

See if there’s something up your street, and if you’d like to book a place, please give us a call and we’ll chat through the next steps.


Monday-Thursday: After School Club (term-time only)

Activities include: soft play, sensory room, arts and crafts, games, cooking, outdoor play and gardening. Transport from Beverley School and to home provided.

Age: 5 – 18 years
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: The MAIN Centre


Mondays: SportMAINia (all year round)

At SportMAINia you will enjoy a variety of sports and games which will improve general fitness / help lose weight, have fun and make friends. Optional qualification available. Transport to and from home included.

Age: 11 – 18 years
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Middlesbrough


Mondays: Inbetweeners (all year round)

Our Inbetweeners group aims to increase independence whilst allowing young adults to experience different community settings and build on their confidence accessing these venues. Community activities may include swimming, rock climbing, canoeing, dining out, bowling, cinema.

Age: 18 – 25 years
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Alternate sessions between the MAIN Centre and the community


Tuesdays: Come Dine With MAIN (16 week course)

Come Dine With MAIN is a 16-week cooking course that follows an ASDAN programme, teaching young people how to prepare and cook a variety of foods. At the final session the young people prepare, cook and serve a three course meal for their family. Transport to and from home available.

Age: 13+
Time: 6.00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: The MAIN Centre


Wednesdays: Tweens and Teens (all year round)

Tweens and Teens centres around the teenager’s interests and allows them to socialise and develop independence whilst accessing the local community.
Community activities may include, lazer tag, karting, rock climbing, air trail, trampolining.

Age: 11 – 18 years
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Alternate sessions between the MAIN Centre and the community


Wednesdays: Inbetweeners (all year round)

Our Inbetweeners group aims to increase independence whilst allowing young adults to experience different community settings and build on their confidence accessing these venues. Community activities may include swimming, rock climbing, canoeing, dining out, bowling, cinema.

Age: 18+
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Alternate sessions between the MAIN Centre and the community


Thursdays: Tweens and Teens (all year round)

Tweens and Teens centres around the teenager’s interests and allows them to socialise and develop independence whilst accessing the local community.

Age: 11 – 18 years
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Alternate sessions in the community and at The MAIN Centre


Fridays: Youth Group (all year round)

Activities include: games, soft play, sensory room, cooking, arts and crafts.

Age: 5 – 18 years (siblings welcome)
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: The MAIN Centre


Fridays: The Sound of MAIN (all year round)

For children wanting to sing, dance and perform whilst having fun, making friends and building confidence. Transport to and from home available.

Age: 5 – 18 years
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Middlesbrough


Saturdays: Tweens and Teens (alternate Saturdays term-time)

Tweens and Teens centres around the teenager’s interests and allows them to socialise and develop independence whilst accessing the local community. Children need to bring a packed lunch. Community activities include shopping, swimming, lazer tag, karting, trampolining.

Age: 12 – 18 years
Time: 12 noon – 4.00pm (alternate weeks)
Venue: The MAIN Centre


Saturdays: Youth Group (all year round)

Activities include: games, soft play, sensory room, cooking, arts and crafts.
Age: 5 – 18 years (siblings welcome)
Time: 9.40am – 11.45am
Venue: The MAIN Centre


Thursday Fun Club (every Thursday during school holidays)

Have fun in the holidays enjoying soft play, computer games, sensory tunnel, sensory room, cooking, outdoor play, gardening and arts and crafts. Places may be available for siblings depending on availability. Children need to bring a packed lunch.

Age: 12 – 18 years
Time: 10.00 – 2.00 pm
Venue: The MAIN Centre


MAIN Personal Assistant Service

MAIN provide a Personal Assistant (PA) service which enables people to access community based social opportunities with the support of one of our highly skilled and experienced staff. The purpose of this will increase their confidence; improve their wellbeing; give them opportunities for independence and the likelihood of reaching their full potential. Resulting in them being less likely to be dependent on the social care and health care services in the future.

MAIN promote a person centred approach in providing this service to make the “best match” of service user to our member of staff to ensure that we foster a positive and supportive relationship to enable their outcomes to be best achieved. The needs of the individual are always put first.

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