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Lifeworks – Inclusive Activity Days

At YMCA East Surrey, we believe that everyone should be able to live a full and active life, regardless of their ability or health.

Our inclusive sporting and social activity days for people aged 16+ with disabilities support independence and offer the chance to learn new skills, whilst having fun!

Summer Holidays 2017

Click here to book LifeWorks Summer Holiday 2017 activities

Autumn Term 2017

Dates to be confirmed.

Date Activity Time Venue


Sports Award 9.00am-2.30pm YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA


Gardening Project 10.00am-2.00pm YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Redhill, RH1 6JJ
  Healthy Living Sports & Cooking Workshops 2.00pm-8.00pm YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA


Healthy Lifeskills 9.00-3.00pm YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA


Arts Award 9.00pm-2.30pm YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA



Monday | Sports Award | 9.00am-2.30pm

An action packed and varied course. Attendees learn to play a wide range of sports, develop their sporting skills and prowess, learn more about their own strengths and weaknesses, and embrace the benefits of inclusive sports and physical activity.

Participants who attend regularly will be able to work towards a basic sports leadership certificate and/or Level 1 Sports Leadership qualification with Sports Leaders UK. Every 4th week attendees enjoy a trip out into the community allowing them a chance to have fun and build social confidence within a supportive group environment and highly public setting.

Term 1 – 5 week term £175 (due to Bank Holidays) or £45 per day
Term 2 – 7 week term £245 or £45 per day

T 01737 229234
E stuart.longstaff@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

Wednesday | Gardening Project | 10.00am-2.00pm

This exciting project gets young people learning gardening skills and socialising in the fresh air at our allotment. As well as developing gardening techniques and finding out more about where our food comes from, the group is working towards becoming a social enterprise with an environmental mission to get out and use their new-found skills to brighten up community outside spaces.

7 week term £245 or £45 per day

T 01737 229233
E zahra.dhaimish@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

Wednesday | Healthy Living Sports & Cooking Workshops | 2.00pm-8.00pm

This afternoon/evening programme can be split into two distinct elements.

Healthy Living Sports sessions (part-funded by Sportivate) run from 2.00–5.00pm and enable participants to try a range of sports and physical activities. The focus is on participants having fun, enjoying a good workout, and taking part throughout the session. There is also the opportunity for participants to gain practical sports leadership experience.

Healthy Living Cooking sessions then run from 5.00-8.00pm allowing participants to develop their food hygiene, preparation and cooking skills and knowledge by making a different challenging main dish from around the world every week. Once a month participants drop the pots and pans and attend a highly visual session where they explore healthy and unhealthy food options, different food groups and key characteristics, and carry out practical exercises including planning a healthy food diary, making balanced meal choices, and assessing food options based upon nutritional labelling and their own research.

7 week term £245 or £45 per day

T 01737 229234
E stuart.longstaff@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk


Thursday | Healthy Lifeskills | 9.00am-3.00pm

Building on the success of the YmmmCA café, the Healthy Lifeskills group learn café and hospitality related skills such as food planning, setting up a professional café operation, hygienic food preparation and cooking, managing customer tables, taking orders, providing a full cycle hospitality service to customers, money management, and budgeting.

All participants receive basic training and those who wish to do so will be given the opportunity to work towards a level 1 ,2 or 3 in Food Hygiene. Along with functional skills attendees also develop experience working within a team based environment, supporting each other to achieve common aims, whilst building social skills and confidence engaging with a wide and varied audience consisting of peers, café customers and YMCA staff and affiliates.

7 week term £245 or £45 per day

T 01737 229234
E stuart.longstaff@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk


Friday | Arts Award | 9.00am-2.30pm

Explore different art activities and produce creative work. Attendance can be used to work towards an Arts Award but this is optional. Participants will be able to create their own professional portfolio of art work to take home and will receive ongoing tuition from experienced staff in a range of different areas such as photography, drawing, pottery, painting, model making and much more.

£245 per 7 week term or £45 per day

T 01737 229233
E ella.sowton@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

Get involved

Our projects always welcome new and enthusiastic volunteers. To get involved, please email volunteer@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

Find out more

To book a place or find out more information abut any of our projects for people with disabilities, please contact John Brunswick.

T 01737 222859
E john.brunswick@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

Download our Individual Care Plan form