Thrive use gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill-health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged of vulnerable. They have over 40 years’ experience of an approach called social and therapeutic horticulture (STH), where trained horticultural therapists work with plants and people to improve an individual’s physical and psychological health, communication and social skills.
If you think Thrive might be of help to you, or you’d like more information, get in contact via the email address below.
Ups and Downs Southwest is a charity supporting children and young people who have Down Syndrome, their families, and all those involved in their care, health and education.
The charity provides conferences and training events for professionals and parents, home visits, advice and assistance with completing forms, accessing various benefits (eg DLA forms) getting an EHCP, youth clubs, pre-school groups and family day events.
During term time, weekly support groups for parents/carers of children or young adults with learning disabilities in Yeovil.
These run on Wednesdays during term time from 9.30-11.30am from The Winking Frog and the Able2Acheive offices in Princes Street, Yeovil.
Find us on Facebook at Breathe Yeovil.
Providing specialised support for people with mental health needs, Asperger’s, aquired brain injury and learning disability.
A support group for adults with learning disabilities to;
We meet on a monthly basis from 1pm to 2.30pm in Yeovil Library.
Groups are free but please bring money for snacks and drinks. We are unable to provide personal care or support so please bring support if required!
Colleen and the group look forward to welcoming you. Please contact People First Dorset to find out more & future dates.
Inclusive dance classes for people with Learning Disabilities and their carers or support workers. £3 per session (free for carers).
Every Thursday from 7pm – 8pm.
Contact Matthew England for more information.
Our name says it all. The Hub. A place where people, ideas and practical solutions come together. A place where those with learning difficulties and autism get to meet, master new skills and move forwards. A place with a clear-sighted mission: To provide support and training to empower the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism, helping each individual achieve their own personal independence, support their community and work together, beyond disability.
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Learning Disability Service is a highly specialist health service for adults with learning disabilities. The service aims to meet the additional and specialist health needs of people with learning disabilities and is complementary to the work carried out by mainstream health services.
We have 4 Community Teams for Adults with Learning Disabilities (CTALD) across the county, with the following professions represented: Community Nursing, Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Speech and language Therapy
Click the link below to find which Team you should contact.
Discovery supports people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs. We are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we want every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.
Discovery is a new social enterprise – and is a subsidiary of the Dimensions UK Group. We have been established to provide services across Somerset.
At Discovery we believe in raising aspirations and building employment opportunities to enable individuals to make informed decisions about work. Everyone’s employment pathway will be very different and individual to them, supported employment is a personalised, person-centred approach to matching the right person to the right job.
Able2achieve supports individuals with learning disabilities, mental health, and other associated disabilities. We support individuals in a variety of different ways from everyday living skills to attending social events such as concerts.
Bibic supports children and young people age 6 months to 25 years old, with or without a diagnosed condition, who are experiencing social difficulties, developmental problems or struggling with learning, communication, behaviour or physical movement.
Supporting families to better understand their child’s difficulties and condition, bibic enables more independent lives, increases confidence and self-esteem and improves life choices, giving hope for brighter futures.
You can borrow talking books free of charge, if you are registered with a visual impairment, are unable to hold or use printed material due to a physical disability or if you are dyslexic.
We may be able to help people in need, living in the South West, with funding for respite holidays, days away, taxis etc. Registered charity 1069330
English National Concessionary Travel Scheme Passes are available for residents of Somerset who are of pensionable age or eligible on the grounds of disability. The pass allows you to travel free on buses in every area of England subject to certain time restrictions. Download application form online or contact Transporting Somerset who will post form.
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