How do we help adults who learn differently?
Care First offer adults a wide variety of engaging and practical activities through which they learn new skills and reinforce existing ones.
Social and Economic Benefits
We deliver cost effective day opportunities to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. In particular we specialise in behaviours that challenge.
The day opportunities provide an alternative solution to long term care or hospitalisation where the costs can be extreme. Day opportunities enable the individual to remain living with their families in a sustainable way giving parents respite during the day and ability to either work or relax.
The day provision consists of education and development delivered in bite-sized chunks through practical activities such as gardening, cookery and woodwork. The programme is person centred utilising the pre-prepared education and care plans so that it meets the individual’s needs and provides a basis on which to measure progress.
- Avoiding expensive long term care or hospitalisation
- Providing regular respite for families
- Ability for parents to return to work
- Reductions in medication
- Long term healthcare improvements
- Greater community engagement
- Safeguarding and wellbeing monitoring
- Measurable outcomes
Support, Learning & Development
Our weekly programme includes:
- Communication sessions
- Literacy and numeracy
- Team building
- Independence skills
- Community participation
- Creative and cultural activities
- Personal skills
- Social skills
- Life skills
- Sports and social enterprise
The skills are taught through various activities. For example, a cookery session where students would experiment with recipes, choose a particular dish for a cultural occasion and be encouraged to undertake the whole cooking experience. From choosing the recipe and costing and sourcing the ingredients, they create the whole dish. Students learn to work as a team, whilst improving their communication and social interaction too.
The learning process includes communication, making choices, community inclusion and health and safety awareness. Interacting in the community will teach students road safety awareness, social inclusion and help build confidence.
Our Success Stories
Late morning on a leafy overcast autumn November day Scott and his mum attended a transition event at Scott’s school, Oscott Manor.
Come and see what Hannah’s mum say about her daughter’s journey before Skills Tank.
It was a bright sunny, relatively warm Monday morning with bright yellow daffodils rising above the weeds to soak up the early March sun.