Community Services


Want to get out and about and be involved in your community?

Our Community Services team works hard to make sure people with disabilities have a chance to be included in their community.  Whether it’s living independently, participating in community activities, finding a job or furthering your education, Community Services can help you achieve your goals.


Supported Independent Living

Being independent is a really important part of feeling proud and in charge of the life you lead.  Our Supported Independent Living service aims to provide support where people need it most, so that they can learn to live independently. 

Maybe you are a great cook, but have trouble looking after money and paying bills.  No problem, our Support Workers will encourage your strengths and identify areas where you need a little help.  You will be supported to learn new skills that will help you navigate everyday life and achieve your goals.

The Supported Living Service is designed to:

  • Enable disabled people to live in their own homes
  • Develop relevant skills
  • Develop and access community resources
  • Actively participate in their community
  • Define and achieve their goals
  • Experience autonomy on an equal basis to others

For more information about this service, including eligibility criteria, see our Supported Independent Living Fact Sheet, or call our Community Programmes Co-ordinator on
0800 227 363.

Vocational Services

Everyone has something to offer and can play an important role in their community, but it can be difficult to know where you fit in and how to get there.  Vocational Services can help you to actively participate in your community in lots of different ways.  We will work with you to identify your strengths and passions and help you to set goals. 

You might want to find work and need help creating a CV, or you might want to meet new people by taking an art class or checking out the Community Garden.  The Vocational Service will support you to put yourself out there, have fun and achieve your goals.  

Our Community Programmes Co-ordinator organises regular events and activities, which are great ways to meet new people, have fun and learn new skills.  You could be taking part in all sorts of great activities:

  • Art and music classes
  • Playing pool at the local RSA
  • Going horse-riding
  • Playing badminton
  • Helping out at the Community Garden
  • ‘Tasters’ – an exciting new mystery event, each month

For more information about this service, including eligibility criteria, see our Vocational Services Fact Sheet, or call our Community Programmes Co-ordinator on 0800 227 363.


Transition Services

Are you in your last year of school?  Do you know where you’re going or what you’re doing next year?  It can be difficult and sometimes a little scary finishing school and going out into the big wide world, but that’s where we can help.

Our Transition Service helps young people with disabilities navigate the transition between school and adult life.  We will work with you to help you identify your strengths and passions, set goals and plan for the future.  Whatever it is you want to do, whether it’s further education, training or employment, we will guide you in the right direction and help you achieve your goals.

What you can expect from the Transition Service:

  • You will be empowered to be an active participant in planning, goal setting and working towards achieving your goals
  • You will be supported to make informed decisions by having access to a wide range of information and resources.
  • You will learn new skills and experience through participating in a variety of options
  • Most importantly, you will be supported to have equal access to employment and community options and the same rights and opportunities as your non-disabled peers

For more information about this service, including eligibility criteria, see our Transition Services Fact Sheet, or call our Community Programmes Co-ordinator on 0800 227 363.

 

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