Out and About service

Evening and weekend support

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Our Out and About service

Our friendly Out and About service is here to help people with learning disabilities join in with local events and activities in the evening and at weekends.  

Become an Out and About member by paying a one-off fee (£70 a year). This gives you priority booking on events, and a 5% discount each time you book!

To speak to an Out and About team member, call 0118 989 9750

Join our online Out and About ZOOM activities!

Enjoy meeting up with your friends, meet new people and attend your favourite activities while keeping safe and warm at home. Our sessions are friendly, small-sized groups of 10 or less. 

Win points during sessions for a chance to claim a £20 gift card.

Each session £15 per person. Out and About members receive a discount.

Book your place, email: karyn.mcnaughton@optalis.org

Bingo

Monday 6.30 – 7.30pm

Bingo Night - The winner is the 1st person to mark off all their numbers.*

Quiz

Tuesday 6.30 – 7.30pm

Quiz Night - Test your knowledge on music, soaps, films, general trivia.

Draw

Wednesday 6.30 – 7.30pm

Beetle Drive - The aim of the game is to be the first player to draw a complete beetle. The body parts you draw are determined by the throw of the dice.*

Guess who

Thursday 6.30 – 7.30pm

Guess what/guess who? - Find out what the picture of a person or an object is, by taking turns to ask yes or no questions.

Chat2

Friday 6.30 – 7.30pm

Social evening - chat with others, share news, and enjoy a gossip (Prizes not applicable for this event)

Kareoke

Every second Saturday 6.30 – 7.30pm

Karaoke & Dance - sing, dance, boogie and jive your heart out with a fun-filled musical evening (Prizes not applicable for this event)

*If resources are required (i.e. bingo cards) these will be delivered directly to your house – booking in advance will be required to enable this to happen

Out and About in person activities 

We match individuals with a fully-trained support worker who shares similar interests and who we think the person will get on with socially.

Customers then decide how many hours of support they want, and if they need transport to get to and from activities. This forms a ‘package’ which can be used to choose from activities, either as part of a group or individually with help from a support worker. Individuals can pick from our monthly brochure, which we will send to our members. 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
  • Cooking classes - fortnightly cooking activities led by experienced staff
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"Out and About trips are brilliant. There are a wide range of activities to choose from, and they are well organised - the communication is first class. I do not worry about Emma when she is out with them. I know they will look after her and keep her safe. She has a lot of fun and it gives her independence away from her family."