The Our Place and Access and Breathe teams serve children, young people and adults who have additional needs and their families on site at New Wine. Additional needs are wide ranging (disabilities, mental health needs, illness, undiagnosed needs)- anything that prevents someone from participating in activity. We want to make sure United is a place which welcomes, enables and recognises the value of what everyone brings to God’s Kingdom.
At United we have two teams which aim to make the event accessible. The Our Place team support children and young people with additional needs and their families. The Access team support adults with additional needs to participate in United. The Breathe team support parents and carers of individuals with additional needs on site. If you or someone you care for requires any additional support to access United then please make sure that the ‘additional needs’ box is ticked when booking the ticket- you will then be asked to complete a form which enables us to support individuals as best as we can.
New Wine also offer Interpretation for deaf people and Resources for the visually impaired at United. The BSL interpretation team led by Signs of God interpret for deaf delegates at the main venues during the main morning and evening sessions, as well as for a selection of daytime seminars. We offer giant print seminar programmes, large print maps and Braille seminar programmes for those with visual impairments.
For more of an idea about what New Wine looks like you can see a selection of 4 minute videos here. You can look specifically at a Summary of what goes on here.
To see a bit about what our venues look like you can follow the following links for a walk through our kids venue, or for youth a walk through our youth venue, or for parents a walk through our parents and carers venue which from 2018 will become Breathe.