Individual choice combined with support are central to the ‘age-appropriate’ activities we provide for people with learning disabilities
At Looking Forward Activities, all our Members have a big say in the type of activity in which they would like to participate. An additional factor in the success of our approach has been the support provided for Members, their families and carers. On a personal level, being part of a Group that provides access to mainstream social and community activities gives Members the confidence to become involved. The flexibility this creates in reflected in the range of activities listed in the Table below. Very often, a programme of activities is devised which is based on individual choices. This ranges from deciding where to go for day trips and holidays, where to go for lunch, or which social events should feature on a week-by-week basis.
Activities to suit ALL our Members
Where do we pick up?
Northwich Middlewich Holmes Chapel Congleton Dutton Helsby Ellesmere Port Chester Kelsall
Tuesday evenings 6.00-9.00pm – Dancercise
Tuesday evenings 6.00pm – 9.00pm – Chester / Ellesmere Port – Pub meal & 10 pin bowling
Wednesday evenings 6.00pm-9.00pm – Disco
Thursday evenings 5.30pm-8.30pm Pub meal & 10 pin bowling
Friday afternoon 1.00pm – 4.00pm – Out for coffee, bowling, cinema, ice-cream farm etc
Friday 10.00am – 3.30pm – Chester / Ellesmere Port Healthy Lifestyle Group – gym/swimming/activities
- Transport and activity included! (meals extra)
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Key benefits for Members include…
- Socialise with friends
- Chance to meet new people
- You get to take part in a number of activities including Bowling, Dining Out, going to the Cinema, Dancercise & Concerts
- You can use your direct payments to fund
We provide extra activities during College holidays.
- Beach parties
- Trips out to Cinema/Blue Planet Aquarium/Seaside/Concerts and lots more…
- DJ workshops
- Graffiti art
If you want to join us in the holidays – get in touch! (You don’t have to be a ‘regular’ to attend!)
1:1 Support – We specialise in support with a difference
We offer a personalised service that is focused on the needs of the client. We currently support people in learning or enhancing the following :
- Money Skills
- Travel Training/Road Safety
- Time Management
- Cooking Healthy Meals
- Staying Safe
- Social Activities
Support from people who care!
Why not come and join us on one of our fantastic weekend breaks away?
You will have a great time socialising with new friends, soaking in the hot tub, visiting local attractions, dancing the night away at our disco and not forgetting our Pub Meal!
95% of our clients use their direct payments/self directed support to fund!
NEW – Wednesday 1.00-4.00pm Activity Cafe @ Northwich & District Youth Centre (opposite the Infirmary)