People with Learning Disabilities are one of the most excluded groups in our communities. Generally speaking our clients feel isolated, have little support from close family, live independently, are not in any form of education or training and have limited social contact.
We think it’s our job to change this. With funding from The Woodward Trust, The Jill Franklin Trust, Stafford Round Table and Staffordshire Borough Council small grants scheme we have put together a series of events and activities that are designed to get people out and about, experience new things and make new friends.
So far we’ve:-
Visited the Monkey Forest and Trentham Gardens
Spent the day at Bridgemere Garden Centre
Gone bowling and played pool
Had a lovely day at the National Arboretum in Alrewas.
Been to a local pub for Christmas dinner
Spent time in the office making Christmas decorations.
Organised a showing of a video about the lives of people with a learning disability and had a pizza lunch.
Been to the Ancient High House in Stafford
Held a “pub quiz” about our local area in the office with oatcakes for lunch.
Visited Fletcher’s Garden Centre, played Crazy Golf and visited the Gentleshaw wildlife centre.
We have lots more events planned and everyone is welcome to come along. These are usually publicised on our facebook page. Equally if you have a suggestion about what you’d like to do then we would love to hear from you.If you come with us for any of these events you will be asked to pay for your own entrance fee and meals. Sometimes, if we hire a minibus, we may ask for contributions towards the cost of this.
Thanks to our funders for enabling us to do this:-