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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!

Spring Term 2018

Date

Activity

Time

Venue

Mondays
8 Jan – 5 Feb
19 Feb – 26 Mar

Sports Award

09:00 – 14:30

YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA

Tuesdays
9 Jan – 6 Feb
20 Feb – 27 Mar

Travel Training

09:00 – 15:00

YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA

Wednesdays
10 Jan – 7 Feb
21 Feb – 28 Mar

Gardening & Craft

10:00 – 14:00

YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Redhill, RH1 6JJ

Wednesdays
10 Jan – 7 Feb

21 Feb – 28 Mar

Sports Session
(followed by
cooking workshop)

14:30 – 20:30

YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA

Thursdays
11 Jan – 8 Feb
22 Feb – 29 Mar

Healthy Lifeskills

09:00 – 14:30

YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA

Fridays
12 Jan – 9 Feb
23 Feb – 23 Mar

Arts Award

09:00 – 14:30

YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA

 

 

Monday | Sports Award

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.

Cost
£175 for 5 week block  | £210 for 6 week block
or £45 per day

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

Tuesday | Travel Training

Growing from our experience with young people in our Friday Night Project, we have set up this session to meet the needs young people and developing their travel training skills. Sessions will primarily start at the YMCA Sovereign Centre and young people will be given training in how to plan a independent trip. The following week, participants will go on the specified trip supported by our Youth Workers. We aim to encourage a greater level of independence, physical activity and decision making. Activities will be varied and will be in response to the group’s choices.

Cost
£200 for 5 week block | £240 for 6 week block
or £45 per day

T 01737 229234
E john.brunswick@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk 

Wednesday | Gardening & Craft

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. The group will also take part in craft activities if the weather is bad. Based at our allotment in Redhill as well as other sites around Reigate and Banstead.

Cost
£75 for 5 week block | £90 for 6 week block
or £45 per day

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

Wednesday | Sports Session (followed by cooking workshop)

This session is split into two elements. 

Sports sessions (part-funded by Sportivate) 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.

A cooking workshop will then run for the later part of the session allowing participants to develop their food hygiene, preparation and cooking skills by making a different main dish from around the world every week. Participants will also 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.

Cost
£175 for 5 week block | £210 for 6 week block
or £45 per day

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

 

Thursday | Healthy Lifeskills

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.

Cost
£175 for 5 week block | £210 for 6 week block
or £45 per day

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

 

Friday | Arts Award

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.

Cost
£175 for 5 week block | £210 for 6 week block
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

Other activities

We can also provide Rebound Therapy, additional one to one support within sessions and continue to offer activities on Friday evenings through Friday Night Project (Redhill) and Disability Sports Club (Caterham).

Book your place

LifeWorks Spring 2018 booking form

To find out more information about 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