Having the opportunity to keep active and learn new skills is a vital part of how we support our clients with learning disabilities and those with a mental health diagnosis. We run a choice of day activities at our centres that focus on being outdoors, spending time together and learning skills.

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  • Education/Training/Employment Education/​Training/​Employment
  • Health/Wellbeing Health/​Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Mental Health
  • Beneficiaries

    • Older People Older People
    • People With Disabilities People With Disabilities
    • Young People (18-30) Young People (18-30)

    Situation

    Giving people choice and control over their lives is vital to building and maintaining positive mental wellbeing. We work with over 80 clients who either have a learning disability or are living with a mental health diagnosis including depression and dementia. Without access to daytime activities, our clients can become isolated, and their mental health declines. Some wish to do volunteering or work placements and need to gain experience working with the public in a supportive environment.

    Solution

    Our two Development Centres offer clients various activities to participate in, including pottery, carpentry, catering, horticulture, IT, literacy skills, art, and filmmaking. One centre includes a public garden centre and cafe, providing supported work experience. We have places for up to 45 clients a day. Benefits include being in a supportive and stimulating setting, making friends, enjoying a shared lunch, building confidence and self-esteem, and improving mental and physical wellbeing.

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    Categories

  • Education/Training/Employment Education/​Training/​Employment
  • Health/Wellbeing Health/​Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Mental Health
  • Beneficiaries

    • Older People Older People
    • People With Disabilities People With Disabilities
    • Young People (18-30) Young People (18-30)