We are a local charity that provides supported work placements for adults and young people with learning difficulties.
We provide eight key learning areas that provide training and development through supported work experience to 74 vulnerable adults and young people with learning difficulties, aged 17 - 67 who would otherwise suffer social exclusion.
Many learners join us, having previously little or no formal education. We aim to involve our learners to build their confidence at a pace that suits them. By providing a wide range of activities and opportunities at our Centre in Walton Lea and at Walton Hall Estate, many can experience a real sense of achievement and help them work towards achieving their full potential.
Living with a disability is proven to have an adverse effect on a person’s confidence. For most of their lives, disabled people are regularly told about the things they cannot do. We focus on what our supported learners can do, teach them new practical skills, and work with them to improve their key life skills.
For many LD adults we support, social isolation is a big issue. We provide an environment where they can integrate and build social relationships with their peers and work/learn alongside support workers and volunteers to gain work experience.