Evening and weekend support
Our Out and About service
You may be busy during the day from Monday to Friday, but what about other times? In 2011, we set up the Out and About service to help people with learning or physical disabilities join in with local events and activities in the evening and at weekends.
Join up, and you’ll be matched with a fully-trained support worker who shares similar interests and who we think you’ll get on with socially. We even send you their profile so you know a bit about them before you meet them!
You then decide how many hours of support you want, and if you need transport to get to and from activities. This forms a ‘package’ you can use to do things you enjoy, either as part of a group or on your own with help from your support worker. You can pick from a directory of local activities (which we keep updated). We also arrange events ourselves if that’s what people want.
Among our most popular activities are:
- Bowling; fun for all ages and abilities on a Sunday morning
- Two Left Feet dance classes – learn different types of dance from a professional teacher on a weekday evening
- The Friday Night Project – socialise in a safe and supportive environment
- Cooking classes; sign up to a course or one-off Saturday lunchtime classes, learning from our café manager in a well-equipped community centre kitchen
Become an Out and About member by paying a one-off fee (£20 a year). This gives you priority booking on events, and a 5% discount each time you book!
Read a list of our activities taking place in August here.