Adult social care

Learning disability supported activities


If you have have a learning disability or autism we offer a wide range of opportunities, groups and activities that can be tailored to meet your needs.

All of our services work towards improving your skills and abilities to enable you to be as independent as possible. These include working or volunteering, learning to travel independently, accessing leisure and social activities and developing your skills, knowledge and experiences.

The service is person-centred and enables you to choose the things you want to do. We'll work with you and your parents or carers to best support you. We offer a key worker scheme as well as individual support plans to make sure we understand your needs.

The groups and activities take place mainly in the local community, however we do provide some groups and activities within our community buildings in the following areas:

  • Athersley South
  • Dearne
  • Gilroyd
  • Wombwell

You'd be expected to travel to and from any group or activity that you choose to attend, whether this is in the local community or at one of the community buildings.

We provide flexible support during daytime hours.

Who it's for

People of all ages and with a range of disabilities use our services and we're always creating and developing community links to encourage more people to use our facilities.

Whether you have mild to moderate learning disabilities or more complex learning or physical difficulties, we'll offer activities to suit you.

Types of activities

You can mix and match services and support to meet your needs. For example, you might want to spend part of your week with us and the rest going to college. You could decide to use our supported employment and volunteering service and attend a placement on some days.

We also provide independent travel training, working with adults with learning disabilities, children from the age of 12 years and other groups who need help to travel independently, either on public transport or on foot.

Our service users often tell us what kind of activities they want to get involved in. Wherever possible, we'll try to provide these, either in our day centre or by helping people to access what's already available in the community.

Activities include:

  • cookery
  • day trips
  • exercise classes and other leisure activities
  • gardening
  • managing your money
  • sensory
  • volunteering with local groups and businesses
  • walking groups

This list is flexible and we're constantly reviewing what we offer and developing new programmes to suit the needs and wishes of the people that join us.

How to apply for supported activities

You'll need to get a social care assessment to see if you qualify for the services we offer by calling (01226) 773300.

You'll also need to have a financial assessment. This helps us to calculate if you'll need to pay towards the cost of your support. If you prefer not to have a financial assessment, you can pay the full daily rate yourself. Find out about paying for your care.

If you're eligible, we'll develop a package of support that's right for you, and we can also include your parents/family/carers. It'll improve your daily living skills, enable you to get out and about, and support your overall health and wellbeing. You'll be able to continue with hobbies you already enjoy and we'll support you to follow other interests.

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