Our definition of 'disabilities'

*On this page, where we use the word ‘disabilities’ we are referring to anyone with (diagnosed or not) learning, social, emotional, behavioural, or physical disabilities, developmental delays, or sensory issues including autistic spectrum disorders.*

We prefer to look beyond a diagnosis and focus on individuals needs and gifts.

If you have any queries about our work with people with disabilities, would like a home-visit to talk to us about the possibility of you/your child joining us, or if you would like to come and visit us outside of our group session times so you can familiarise yourself with the building, then please just contact the office as we’ll be very happy to arrange this with you.

Illuminators

Our Illuminators group is for those aged 20+.

We do not have an upper age limit for these sessions and encourage people to come throughout their adult life if they wish. This group is more focused on building self-esteem, resilience, having wider opportunities, developing independence skills, being ready for adult life, but also on having fun!

We normally have a 3 week break at Christmas, 2 weeks at the end of August/beginning of September and 2 weeks at Easter. Sometimes we do daytime activities during these breaks though, dependent on staffing & funding.

 

Some of our members bring support workers with them for personal care and this is fine; the support worker would need to be booked in as we have very limited numbers at present due to covid-19 restrictions.

We cannot provide personal care or any 1-2-1 level of support for members to engage with our programmes; if you need this we may be able to help point you in the right direction to get support in place to enable you/your child to come along.

Our policy is that members do not come with their parents as this should be a space where members learn to be more independent and develop skills to cope without their family around. Of course its great if family members want to visit for the first couple of times though until you/your child feels more comfortable with us! We also love for family to join us at various community and fundraising events during the year, and at our AGM where our members display what they have been up to!

The Hangout

This group is for young people aged 13-25 years with social or learning disabilities, and meets in Little Stoke. Please contact us for venue information as we have had to temporarily move from the youth centre on Little Stoke Lane. This is a small group which is focused on building confidence, social skills, relationship building, trying new activities, and having fun!
This is a great stepping stone into our youth sessions at other sites or our adults' sessions once young people are over the age of 20.


We normally have a 3 week break at Christmas, 2 weeks at the end of August/beginning of September and 2 weeks at Easter. Sometimes we do daytime activities during these breaks though, dependent on staffing & funding.

Some of our members bring support workers with them and this is fine; the support worker would need to be booked in as we have very limited numbers at present due to covid-19 restrictions.
We cannot provide personal care or any 1-2-1 level of support for members to engage with our programmes; if you need this we may be able to help point you in the right direction to get support in place to enable you/your child to come along.
Our policy is that members do not come with their parents as this should be a space where members learn to be more independent and develop skills to cope without their family around. Of course its great if family members want to visit for the first couple of times though until you/your child feels more comfortable with us! We also love for family to join us at various community and fundraising events during the year, and at our AGM where our members display what they have been up to!

Epic Wednesdays

This group is for young people aged 13-25 years with social or learning disabilities, and meets Wednesdays 7-8.30pm at the Kingsmeadow Made for Ever Centre on Fisher Road, Kingswood. This is a small group which is focused on building confidence, social skills, relationship building, trying new activities, and having fun!
This is a great stepping stone into our youth sessions at other sites or our adults' session once young people are over the age of 20. 

We normally have a 3 week break at Christmas, 2 weeks at the end of August/beginning of September and 2 weeks at Easter. Sometimes we do daytime activities during these breaks though, dependent on staffing & funding.
Some of our members bring support workers with them and this is fine; the support worker would need to be booked in as we have very limited numbers at present due to covid-19 restrictions.
We cannot provide personal care or any 1-2-1 level of support for members to engage with our programmes; if you need this we may be able to help point you in the right direction to get support in place to enable you/your child to come along.
Our policy is that members do not come with their parents as this should be a space where members learn to be more independent and develop skills to cope without their family around. Of course its great if family members want to visit for the first couple of times though until you/your child feels more comfortable with us! We also love for family to join us at various community and fundraising events during the year, and at our AGM where our members display what they have been up to!

ASDAN Courses & Community Learning

We also run courses specifically targeted at people with learning or social disabilities, funded by the local Community Learning Team

For more details about our current courses please contact the office.