Learning Disability Placements

Supported placements offer a variety of stimulating and interesting experiences 'tailor made' to individuals interests, support needs and abilities. Individuals can choose to concentrate on one main area or 'pick and mix' between areas and activities. Individuals work in small groups supported by experienced staff; all staff have enhanced DBS checks.

Our support staff have experience of working with a wide range of people with learning disabilities who may also have physical and/or mental health support needs. Individuals receive training and experience in activity subjects but also offer the opportunity to support individuals to develop/increase social and personal skills and promote social inclusion. Placements give the opportunity to learn to work in groups and cooperatively, develop increased self-confidence and assertiveness, being safe and 'street smart', independent living, mixing with others (visitors, children, teenagers, customers, volunteers, peers), making choices and decisions.

 

By working outside and doing physical work, placements often also benefit and improve individual’s health and fitness, develop mobility and dexterity. Staff also include healthy eating and diet as part of placements.

The projects and sessions included in the placements are;

Arts and Crafts

Cookery 

Drumming and Jamming

Gardening

Site Maintenance

Animal Work 

Sport 

Woodwork

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