What is PhabSoc?
PhabSoc is an affiliated body of Phab - a national charity with 200 ‘clubs’ around the country. PhabSoc at the University of Nottingham provides care for young people from the local community with and without disabilities. We organise a diverse programme of activities from sports and arts and crafts on-campus, to day trips
off-campus. Our plans for this year include days out to the cinema, bowling, sailing and even Alton Towers!
What is the philosophy of PhabSoc?
PhabSoc is founded on three core desires:
1. As a number of participants have complex physical and emotional needs, our events are designed to provide an opportunity for their carers to enjoy a well deserved break.
2. To provide companionship and support to these young people and give them opportunities to make friends and have a range of experiences which they may not otherwise enjoy.
3. To provide our Members with opportunities to gain experience in caring for those with disabilities and to develop the requisite skills for doing so.
Are prior experience and/or qualifications necessary?
No. PhabSoc will provide all Members with comprehensive training in how to
deal with the various conditions which they may encounter whilst caring for our
participants. We will also provide basic First Aid training. All Members will be
required to complete a free CRB check before participating in any PhabSoc events.
What level of commitment is required from Members?
It is important that the participants have the opportunity to build a rapport with Members and as such we expect Members to attend events on a regular basis. Events will be held on fortnightly Sundays during term time.
How to join?
You can join PhabSoc at Freshers’ Fair or online through the Portal.