Style Acre Day Opportunities comprises of three community hubs – Turnstyle, T2 and SABRe – which all provide integrated community day services for over 180 adults with a learning disability or autism. Usually this support is funded through local government funding. We have a person-centred ethos focusing on fostering and nurturing individuals’ self-worth and value. Staff work to empower individuals to make informed choices, take more control of their lives and be actively involved in decisions affecting their service.
We offer a broad range of leisure and developmental activities and opportunities, designed to encourage people to realise their potential and build their social networks both within the learning disability and wider communities.
Service users are supported to explore their views on work and in partnership with our Work Development team, find paid or unpaid work and volunteer opportunities. Style Acre has three social enterprises – our charity shop, tea room and second hand book-shop, which provide work experience.
We recognise the importance of effective communication for all the people we support in a way that is accessible and meaningful to each individual. We provide a service that includes assessment, diagnosis and intervention for anyone we support with communication difficulties and we provide communication training for our staff. We run a programme called Technology for Independence, which ensures the people we support have access to all suitable technologies that will enhance their lives and increase their independence.
Day Opportunities delivers a comprehensive training programme to ensure staff receive mandatory training, retain their skills, gain qualifications and develop areas of specialist skills.
If you would like to speak to us about Day Opportunities, please contact Rob Edmonds-Seal, Day Opportunities Director.