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Supporting people with learning disabilities in Hampshire and Dorset

Day Opportunities

Aspire in Bisterne, Evolve in Southbourne & Gifted in Highcliffe

 

Aspire

Set in beautiful walled gardens on the Dorset, Hampshire border,, Aspire offers a wide variety of meaningful day activities for adults with learning disabilities.

GET ACTIVE AND FEEL GOOD AT ASPIRE –

We are dedicated to supporting people to lead healthier lifestyles. At Aspire people can expect to be supported to stay mentally and physically well by offering a wide range of daily physical activities to suit all levels of fitness

On a weekly basis we offer a wide range of fitness and social activities including walking, swimming, yoga, gym sessions, Go –Karting, Zumba, lawn sports, mediation and relaxation. We are constantly looking into new, enjoyable ways of keeping fit and healthy that benefit people both physically and mentally whilst improving overall well –being and independence levels.

THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES-

Many of the people accessing our services benefit from activities that improve and maintain good mental well-being. Therapeutic activities are known to support people’s concentration, fine motor skills whilst having an overall calming outcome

We have a large dedicated pottery room with views over the gardens and own private courtyard where people are supported to produce individual, group and collaborative works of art. People can expect to be supported by an experienced tutor to use a range of mediums and techniques and hep them to put their ideas into practice.

PEOPLE WE SUPPORT CAN EXPECT – 

Access to supported sessions in our

  • Woodwork shop
  • Craft room
  • Dance & Drama studio
  • Life Skills sessions
  • Gardening and horticultural skills in the extensive garden
  • Pottery studio

 

SKILLS – EXPERIENCE – EDUCATION

  • Horticultural skills in cottage garden fruit and vegetables
  • Ornamental planting from seeds and cuttings
  • ncreasing fitness levels that benefit peoples emotional and mental well-being
  • Therapeutic benefits of artistic activities
  • Increased self-esteem from learning new skills and producing quality items
  • Forming and maintaining friendships and relationships
  • Accessing the local community

 

Gifted

Gifted is the customer facing service of the Stable Family Home Trust. Many of the items on sale have been produced by the people we support at our main sites in Ringwood and Southbourne including bespoke pottery, gifts, mosaic work and decorations. 90% of all plants on sale at Gifted have been grown in house by people accessing our services

Gifted offers an exciting and unique opportunity for people with a learning disability to learn the skills and gain work experience in retail, hospitality, horticulture and customer care

PEOPLE WE SUPPORT CAN EXPECT

  • Meaningful occupation in a supportive environment
  • Build positive relationships and enhance social skills
  • Increase confidence and independence
  • Person centred support from qualified and experienced supervisors
  • Gain a range of new skills and experiences that can be transferred to future employment opportunities

SKILLS – EXPERIENCE – EDUCATION

  • Plant knowledge, propagation and care
  • Transferable skills including money handling, stock control and customer service
  • Therapeutic horticultural sessions that can benefit mental health, physical health and wellbeing
  • Participating in community based projects and events
  • Accredited Asdan centre with a wide variety of modules available
  • Experience in hospitality in our on-site café
  • Supported woodworking projects

 

Evolve

 

Situated just off the high street in Southbourne, Evolve is the newest day service hub from Aspire.

Clients can expect to choose for a wide range of activities at Evolve – community outings such as bowling, swimming, walking, shows or enjoy the activities on offer run by our friendly, experienced instructors.

 

These include, Relationship sessions, Relaxation, Drama and musicals, Dance, Fitness, Performances, set and costume making, Makaton, IT, Pottery, Crafts and mosaic art. You also have the possibility to gain Asdan certificates while learning new skills.

 

PEOPLE WE SUPPORT CAN EXPECT

  • meaningful occupation in a supportive environment
  • Build positive relationships and enhance social skills
  • Increase self-confidence and independence
  • Person centred support from qualified and experienced supervisor
  • Gain a range of new skills and experiences that can be transferred to future employment opportunities

 

SKILLS – EXPERIENCE – EDUCATION

  • Participating in community based events – walking, swimming, bowling and shows
  • Accredited Asdan centre with a wide variety of modules available including: Relationships
  • Drama and musical performance, sets and costume making
  • IT skills
  • Pottery projects, Craft projects, Mosaic projects
  • Makaton words and songs
  • Fitness, yoga and relaxation
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