What We Offer...

This is only a selection of the activities we are able to offer you. Ultimately, your person centred plan will identify what you would like us to provide – YOUR SUPPORT, YOUR WAY!

INDEPENDENT LIVING AND LIFE SKILLS

People are supported to use local facilities e.g. shops, libraries, cafés etc; directional skills, map reading, using a lift/escalator, personal and road safety, use of money, using public transport, coping in an emergency, problem solving and strategies to cope in a difficult situation.

Scott and Philip   Verity Craggs   Oliver Carney 4   Group 1

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WORK EXPERIENCE/JOB COACHING

If a person wishes to work we endeavour to find a suitable work placement and assist and coach them to sustain that role.

Shane Wells 2   Dan   Gorden and Scott

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BASIC EDUCATION

We support people to maintain and develop their skills in communication, numeracy, literacy, time, money skills and I.T. both with formal 1-1 support and practical use within a community setting.

Basic-Educa1Basic-Educa   Debbie Holmes   Jeffrey Holland

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HORTICULTURE

We have a programme in place to develop part of the extensive grounds at Clarke Road by a variety of planned projects, primarily led by the people who use our service. Projects include teaching the principles of plant germination from seed to seedling to mature plant; to understand the care and maintenance of plants, to actively grow produce, then harvest it and taste it. People are supported in the use of garden tools and their maintenance. We involve the local community by holding plant sales to raise money for the client amenity fund.

Aaron Potts     Diane Reed     Andrew 2 (2)     Group 2     Scott 3

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RECYCLING – HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT

This is an ongoing project and people using our service are actively encouraged to recycle and reuse waste products. This project links in with the horticulture programme by recycling waste from the kitchen into compost for the garden.

Philip Marshall 1     Nicola   Day Opportunities - Recycling - Helping the Environment Tab (photo 1)shane2
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ART AND CRAFTS

People are encouraged to express themselves using and exploring various art medium from paints, crayons, collage, printing, sculpture and photography. We offer crafts such as embroidery, jewellery making, weaving, patchwork and knitting – exploring skills and crafts that may have been forgotten or lost over the years. Specific workshops are provided by local artists throughout the year.

 Jack Lightfoot 2   Jack Lightfoot 20   Mary Hollis   Nichola Sweetland

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SURVIVAL COOKERY

We focus on budgeting, shopping and basic meal preparation, encouraging healthy eating choices and hygiene and safety in the kitchen environment.

Laura 3   Megan 1

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SENSORY COOKERY

A session for people where cooking a meal would not be suitable for them but would benefit from stimulation of the senses – taste, sound, smell, touch and sight, encouraging interest and interaction.

Paula Hunt (1)   Marion 5   Oliver Carney 1   Day Opportunities - Sensory Cookery Tab (photo 1)

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MUSIC, DRAMA, EXERCISE AND RELAXATION

We make exercise fun using equipment such as fit balls and resistance bands and for a gentle workout, chair exercises and parachute therapy. We explore musical instruments and sounds, learning rhythm, tone and co-ordination, encouraging listening and participation skills. Local musicians are invited to hold workshops throughout the year. We offer gentle music sessions and massage to reduce stress and aid relaxation; promoting good health and well being. Drama sessions are held to promote communication and self confidence. Physiotherapy programmes are carried out if required.

MUSIC   photo16   Jeffrey Holland   Rachel Brooking

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SENSORY STIMULATION

This can be enjoyed by people of varying abilities. People are encouraged to use their senses by introducing tactile therapies, music and food tasting sessions.

Aaron Potts   15   Sensory-Sti

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PAMPER SESSION

The aim of this activity is to assist an individual in grooming skills – facilitating self-improvement, promoting self-awareness and encouraging a positive body image. This is a relaxing session and includes hand and foot massage.

 Callum Stafford 4

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES

We support people to be involved in the activities of their choice as identified from their person centred plan e.g. bowling, swimming etc.

Aaron O'Shaughnessy   DSC05154   Group 15

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FUND RAISING

People using our service are actively encouraged to organise their own events and bring forward their own ideas for raising money (to be spent on outings for themselves, social events, etc). It is hoped that parents and carers will also play an active part in this.

Group 11   Group 10   Callum Stafford 3

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