Activity and skills groups
Getting out and about is something many of us look forward to. Being able to enjoy a day out, try a new activity or just spend quality time with others can make a real difference to our lives.
Our activity and skills groups give thousands of people the opportunity to do these things and much more besides. They're great places to meet friends, learn new skills and have fun.
A wide range of people use our activity and skills groups, including people with physical disabilities, people with learning disabilities and older people.
When it comes to activities, there’s no almost no limit to what our group can offer. Archery, jewellery making, book groups, film clubs, cookery groups... we could go on. The great thing is the list is growing all the time because new activities are being suggested every day by the people who come to our groups.
Learn new skills
Alongside activities we offer lots of opportunities for you to learn new skills in a sociable, friendly atmosphere. Recent courses at our groups have included getting the most out of the internet, taking better photographs and cooking up delicious things in the kitchen.
Take a trip
We love to organise trips out. These vary because they are suggested by the people who attend each group. They typically they include outings to local attractions and amenities like leisure centres, cinemas and shops. We also offer trips further afield - perhaps to the seaside or somewhere historic. Some of our groups have even ventured abroad.
The right support and facilities
At our centres the support we offer is based very much on what people want – so we will always ask you what you would like to do. There’s never any pressure on you to do something. If you would prefer not to get involved in a particular activity and instead just chat or relax, then of course that’s fine.
When you visit our activity and skills groups you’ll know you’re in safe hands. We have been providing reliable, safe support to people for over 60 years and we now work at over 200 sites in the UK. Our staff and volunteers are fully trained and police checked.
Our groups are fully accessible and equipped with aids including hoists and ramps. As well as activities, many offer convenient services like hairdressing, chiropody and beauty treatments. You’ll also find a range of food and snacks on offer.
Get in touch
We would love to hear from you, whether you’d like to:
- Find out more about our activity and skills groups.
- Visit one of our activity and skills groups.
- Talk to one of our service managers.
- Be part of our team.
or call us on 020 3242 0307 to find out more, or search our services for an activity and skills group near you
There are a number of ways that you can get involved in supporting either our activity and skills group clients or the work of Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Whether you're interested in volunteering, fundraising, or campaigning for government and organisations to treat disabled people fairly, you can get involved in our work