Freedom To Grow
Social isolation can be a problem for people with learning disabilities and as we all know life is not just work, work, work, we all need some fun and laughter and the opportunity to spend time with their friends and meet new people and experience new and different activities. Our activities also benefit families by offering restbite be it only on a Saturday or a week if we go a holiday. We offer the following:
Saturday Club is exactly what is says a social club that runs on a Saturday providing access to leisure facilities for people with learning disabilities. Activities are varied and always good fun and past club days have included day trips to the seaside or theme parks, ten pin bowling, pub lunches, bingo, lazer, BBQ, day out to Harry Potter Studio, pantomime, Mercedes driving experience and many more. All activities are fully staffed and 1:1 support is available on request.
A rota is produced every 2 months and is available by email or hard copy.
A recent addition to the B.O.L.D diary is the social evening on a Thursday night where people go out for a meal together with their friends; again this a fully staffed activity with the venues chosen by the project members.
In 2003 we started our holidays after one of our project members asked if they could go on holiday somewhere fun with their friends; 15 years later we run 3 or 4 holidays a year plus a couple of week-end breaks. Our holiday venues are chosen by our project members, they flood us with ideas and we arrange them.
We offer holidays both in the UK and abroad and they all include staffing, transport and are full board, therefore only requiring personal insurance and spending money. We are also able to offer payment plans for all of our holidays.
Past holidays have included: USA, Egypt, Devon, Centerparcs, Alton Towers Hotel, PGL holidays, Eurodisney, Dorset, Norfolk, Yorkshire Dales, Canary Islands and Mediterranean Cruise to name a few.
Our week-end breaks have included staying in an 11th century castle, Youth hostelling, trips to Emmerdale studio and Beamish open museum and a few week-ends at Alton Towers.