Monday Night Club

The Monday Night Club is a social group for young adults aged 18 to 30, based at our hub in central Oxford, running from 6.00pm to 8:30pm on…you guessed it, Mondays!

Do you find yourself sitting at home bored, watching the soaps, thinking “there must be more to Mondays than this?” Well, there is….come and join us! The club is led by young people, for young people, so you are responsible for what we do. Recent activities have included a cocktail & canape evening, quizzes, karaoke nights, and gaming on the PS4.

Our comfortable space is the perfect place for relaxing and kicking back with people your own age, you can spend time with your old friends and make new ones. We chat about everything from football and pop music, to sex, relationships and healthy eating.

Our central location (map) means we can take advantage of all Oxford has to offer; lively pubs, tasty takeaways and beautiful parks.

Once a month we host a ‘MEGA Monday’, where we do something special, usually based in the local community; we visit restaurants & pubs, go swimming, bowling and lots more. 

We are very easy to get to using public transport, located near the train station and with many bus stops within walking distance. People travel from all over Oxfordshire to attend and we can support you to find a safe way to get to us. We have many success stories of young people learning to use the bus, accompanied by their more experienced friends, in order to reach the Monday Night Club.

Monday Night Club was named ‘Youth Project of the Year’ in 2014 by Oxfordshire Youth, so it’s not just us that thinks it’s brilliant!

Aside from having fun, the aim of Monday night Club is to support young adults in transition build independent social lives. Through peer based learning, it is a stepping stone to accessing mainstream groups.

Our greatest success can be shown on the odd occasion when haven’t run the club. Our members have been sufficiently empowered to take over and run the club without us!!

We understand that everybody interacts at different levels and recognise that some people find socialising more challenging than others. At Yellow Submarine we hope to help you build confidence and make new friends.

It’s free the first time you come and just £5 thereafter. If you’d like to come along or learn more please contact Sarah or call the office on: 01865 236 119.

Please note – both MNC and WNC are full and have waiting lists at the moment, but please do get in touch to get on the waiting list.

If you’d like to learn more, take a look at the FAQ’s below

Who is it aimed at?

MNC is for young adult’s aged 18-30 years with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or Autism.

What level of support is offered?

The club is facilitated by trained staff and volunteers who are fun loving, approachable and experienced.

Staffing is typically on a 5:1 ratio, but you may bring your own Support Worker, PA, or sibling along if you need a little more help or feel a bit anxious about your first visit!

Where is it?

The club is held in the rooms above our enterprise café at 12 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HH.  This is easily accessible by both bus and train. For further details on how to find us please click here.

What time does it run?

Club starts at 6.00pm and finishes at 8.30pm.

How much does it cost?

Your first session is free, after that it costs just £5.

You can pay this on the door or we can invoice you on a monthly basis if you prefer.

There is no charge for support staff, PA’s, or siblings.

Do I need to bring any extra money?

Squash and hot drinks are available free of charge, and we usually provide a small snack (most often we prepare it ourselves as an activity choice)

Once or twice a month the group goes out to get dinner from a local takeaway and eats their evening meal together at the club. We wouldn’t recommend you bring more than £5-10 for this.

Once or twice a month we will either cook dinner or provide a meal, for a small donation (£2 or £3). We will let you know in advance if this is happening.

If we are doing an activity that requires extra money we will always let you know ahead of time and offer alternatives if this cost is prohibitive.

Staff can support you to look after your money if necessary.

Do I have to come every week?

No, you can come to MNC as little or as often as you like.

I'm interested, what's the next step?

If you have never used Yellow Submarine’s services before, you will need to get in touch with Sarah and let her know you would like to join.

 

This is a very simple process that she will guide you through.

How do I find out what is going on at MNC?

Once you’re registered with Yellow Submarine, you can join our weekly email list, where you’ll get updates each Friday about what’s coming up on the following Monday. We also send out a newsletter at the beginning of each term with information about upcoming events.

 

Everyone who attends MNC has a part in planning and choosing activities, we are always keen to hear your ideas, please contact Sarah with suggestions.

What are MEGA Mondays?

MEGA Mondays are evenings when we go out and about either into the community or further afield! These trips are planned three months in advance and happen on the second Monday of every month. They normally cost a little extra and may finish a little later, which is why we plan them in advance!

To know when these events are on you will receive a newsletter when you attend one of our evenings, and Sarah sends emails to members to keep them in the loop.

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