About the service
We provide day services for people with learning disabilities who have a wide range of support needs. Our team operate from six Kirklees Council run community centres across North Kirklees. We work closely with physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dieticians and psychologists to make sure that the needs of people accessing our service are met in any way possible. We encourage people to be as independent and in control of their lives as possible.
We offer a wide range of activities, including:
- horse carriage-driving
- barge trips
- rebound therapy
- trips to concerts, museums, art galleries and cinema
We encourage people to take part in as many activities as possible depending on their interests. Artwork produced by our service users is regularly exhibited to the local community.
For people with more complex needs, we have registered nurses and trained staff who provide support and advice. Our main aim is to help people make their own choices and promote independence to enable them to live well in their community.
Why would someone choose the service?
Our main aim is to help people feel valued and help them to live life to their full potential. We ensure that their experience of using our service is positive, fun and meaningful.
Staff you may meet
- Administrative staff provide essential support to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This can be in a variety of different settings, with administrators working as a receptionist in a clinic or a clerk on a ward. They may also be working closely with a consultant as a medical secretary.
- There are many people who work behind the scenes to keep services running and you may meet them in hospital or community settings. They include porters, cleaners, plumbers, electricians, decorators receptionists and secretaries who all work to make sure healthcare settings are kept clean, tidy and safe.
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.
Why a professional should choose the service
We provide invaluable opportunities and support to people with a learning disability in the North Kirklees area. Our team provide a strong network of support not only for the individual’s accessing our service but for their family or carers as well.
We offer a range of support from our expert staff, including support from:
- The Kirklees community learning disabilities team
- Speech and language therapists
- Learning disability nurses
- Crisis assessment and treatment team
By having a wide range of expertise in our team we are able to support people with a wide range of health needs.
We aim to support people so that they feel valued and can make informed decisions about their daily activities.
Our team also recognise the importance of supporting an individual’s health and social needs so that they can access community activities that are meaningful and relevant to them.
We are also committed to providing training to our staff to ensure they provide support of the highest quality and are able to give positive support to individuals accessing our service.
Referrals accepted from:
Health visitors, Local authority staff, Schools, Single Point of Access team
All referrals to our service come through the Kirklees community learning disability team. An assessment is carried out by a social worker, which then indicates whether our service is suitable to meet an individual’s needs.
People who are independent will not be eligible for this service.