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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 holiday activities

Autumn term activities



Time Cost Venue
3 Sept – 17 Dec
(no session on 22 Oct)
Sports Award 09:00 – 14:30 £40 per session YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA
10 Sept – 17 Dec
(no session on 22 Oct)
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
For 14-18 years
15:30-17:30 £5 per session YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA
4 Sept – 18 Dec
(no session on 23 Oct)
Café Experience 09:00-14:30 £40 per session YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA
5 Sept – 19 Dec
(no session on 24 Oct)
Gardening 10:00 – 14:00 £40 per session YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Redhill, RH1 6JJ
& local area
6 Sept – 20 Dec
(no session on 25 Oct)
Café Experience 09:00 – 14:30 £40 per session YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA

7 Sept – 21 Dec
(no session on 26 Oct)

Arts Award

09:00 – 14:30

£40 per session

YMCA Sovereign Centre, Reigate, RH2 8HA

  • Free trial sessions available for all new participants
  • We can offer one-to-one spaces upon request
  • All activities have the option of working towards a recognised qualification in the relevant subject

Session information

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.

Wednesday | Gardening & Craft
This exciting session 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.

Thursday | Café experience
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.

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.

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

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

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

Download our Individual Care Plan form