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We have been successfully delivering learning disability services since 1996.
We work with children, young people and adults with a learning disability to give them the opportunity to identify and achieve their full potential in life. We also work with families, carers, communities, local voluntary and statutory services and commissioners to help people with a learning disability to feel equal, valued, listened to and included.
Most importantly, we work in partnership with people with a learning disability to help them shape their lives and make informed choices about the services they access through individual packages of support and working towards planned outcomes.
We offer a wide range of learning disability services, these include:-
- GOALS (Go Out and Live) Day Services offering educational and rehabilitation opportunities, some on a time limited basis, to achieve specific goals identified in individual service user care plans.
- Out of hours services providing a host of social and leisure opportunities using community volunteers including DISC-O and peer friendship programmes.
- Information, Advice and Guidance on individual budgets and service brokerage.
- Advocacy Representational and Self Advocacy Projects.
- Holidays and respite opportunities for service users and their carers.
- Nurturing working placements, Vocational Training, Numeracy and Literacy Groups and innovative job carving initiatives, all, with ongoing support.
- Volunteering opportunities.
- Parent/Carer Peer Support Groups.
- Befriending activities providing service users with invaluable support to help them attend social events and activities.
All of our services are flexible and are designed to offer people with a learning disability the opportunity to choose and design their own individual support package.
We are strongly committed to working in partnership with other services and organizations to realize the highest possible quality of service for people with learning disabilities.
Of all families in the UK who care for disabled children, 30 per cent either are or have been living in poverty. A fifth of families with disabled children are also reported to be living in cold, damp housing in poor repair.