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So, What do we get up to?


In a nutshell, we get up to all sorts! We do masses of things that help us to be more independent in every sense. We all want to support ourselves as much as we can whether that’s at home, out in the community or doing some form of work. Equally important, is that we choose to do things that make us happy!


Using our Community


Using the community is a skill. Much of what we do in our groups is about using the facilities and services where we live and getting to know the people who live and work around us. This programme will offer the following activities and learning opportunities


  • Learning to use public transport

  • Keeping safe when out and about

  • Keeping safe online

  • Using and monitoring local Safe Place Schemes

  • Visiting cafés

  • Ten-pin bowling

  • Indoor bowls

  • Days out

  • Using shops and supermarkets

  • Visits

  • Cinema

  • Theatre

  • Social and leisure pursuits

  • Using a cash machine safely

  • Getting to know who’s who

  • Visits and days out



Keeping Active, Fit and Healthy


Keeping healthy by being active and fit plays a key role in our lives. We take part in activities that make us feel well in our bodies and how we feel. This programme will offer the following activities and learning opportunities


  • Regular in-house aerobic sessions

  • Brisk walks

  • Zumba

  • Circuit training

  • Sailing

  • Dance

  • Healthy eating workshops

  • Weekly Health and Wellbeing sessions

  • Aqua aerobics

  • Archery

  • Horse riding

  • Swimming

  • Amateur boxing



Independent living skills


Being independent means doing as much as you can for yourself. The sessions are person-centered and could include:


  • Budgeting money

  • Planning meals

  • Shopping

  • Cooking a meal

  • Health and safety in the kitchen and the home

  • Looking after a home (ironing, cleaning, bed making, etc)

  • Using my mobile phone

  • Making choices

  • Keeping safe in my community e.g. on the street, using transport, hate crime

  • Accessing healthcare

  • Using my GP (do I really need to see a doctor? Making an appointment, keeping an appointment, using my yellow book, using medication safely, etc

  • Using the emergency services (what is an emergency?)

  • Health & Safety in the home

  • Rights and responsibilities

  • Visiting the Weymouth Community Safety Centre, Police Station, etc



Preparing for work


Work can be paid or unpaid.  Doing some form of work is good for our health all round and our independence. Being at work with others can help us to make new friendships, work as a team, earn money or to give something back.


Our Work Ready Course will offer you a range of learning opportunities to inform you of what employers want and expect from the people who work for them.  Not only will you develop your knowledge about the world of work you learn a broad range of skills to make you more employable.  In addition, you will also take part in a range of work-based activities covering a range of vocational areas in the community


This programme will offer the following activities and topics:  


  • Why work?

  • Different types of work

  • Workplace visits

  • Work skills

  • What do employers expect?

  • Health and safety at work

  • Communication skills

  • Teamwork

  • Personal presentation

  • Interview skills

  • CV 

  • Real work-based experience





Getting on with people can make all the difference to how we feel. Sometimes we have to get on with people that we don’t know too well and some time with people that we don’t like! Getting on with others is important! This programme will offer the following activities and learning opportunities


  • Making friends

  • Keeping friends

  • Accepting difference

  • Resolving differences

  • Different kinds of relationships

  • Talking groups

  • Emotions and feelings

  • Support services

  • Dealing with criticism

  • Compromise



Doing things that make us feel good - We all need to feel good!


  • Pamper workshops

  • Yoga

  • Relaxation sessions

  • Activities on the beach

  • Arts and crafts

  • Visits

  • Dancing

  • Singing

  • Laughing (we do a lot of that!)



Crafts/expressive arts activities


Creative activities are important for all of us. Whether its pottery, painting, sewing or singing these activities can increase our sense of happiness and wellbeing. This programme will offer the following activities and learning opportunities


  • Painting

  • Weaving

  • Making wedding favors

  • Cardmaking

  • Photography

  • Puzzles

  • Dance

  • Drama

  • Poetry

  • Sculpture

  • Halloween crafts

  • Christmas crafts

  • Easter crafts

  • Music appreciation

  • Pottery

  • Visiting artists/one-off workshops

  • Kite making

  • Sewing workshops

  • Dream catchers

  • Felt and felting

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