The Little People UK Youth Support Team are a group of younger adult members who provide support and arrange meet-ups/activities for the younger generation, everyone on the Youth Support Team has a connection to dwarfism and come from a wide variety of families.
The current members of the Youth Support Team are:
Hi my name is Emma, I am a Little Person with Achondroplasia. I am the only person with dwarfism in my family. I am 22 years old and currently work in retail. I also have a real passion for dressmaking and sewing with the dream one day of making and designing clothes for Little People.
I have been a member of DSAuk since I was 5 years old. When LPUK was formed by Sam I jumped at the chance to attend and be apart of it and I have never looked back since.
My role within the committee is organising events and socials for our youth members.
I am really pleased to be part of the LPUK Committee and look forward to all the great things we have planned for the future.
Hello my name is Simeon Dyer and I was born with Achondroplasia. I'm a 22 years old and I have just completed my study of Performing Arts at University. Like most other dwarfs I am the only dwarf in my family.
I joined LPUK 5 years ago and before that I hadn't really met any other dwarfs. The charity has helped me in so many different ways from finding out more about my condition to making life long friends.
The reason I wanted to join the charity's committee was to give something back to the charity after it has given me so much.
My name is Danielle, I'm 20 years old, I was born with achondroplasia and I am currently a university student studying for my BA Youth Work degree. I have been a part of Little People UK since day one, and cannot put into words how my life has been turned around. LPUK helped shine a light on the positives of living with dwarfism, and helped me to embrace even the difficult days. It is the support that LPUK provided me that makes me so passionate about giving something back, I would love to impact the life of someone in the way this charity did for me, which is why I am so excited to be a part of the youth team and help in organising events and meet ups for our members. I couldn't imagine life without little people UK and I hope I can help other people in reaching out to others, meeting new friends and finding the same safe haven in LPUK that I did all those years ago.