At Orchard Manor Skills Development Centre, we can support you to take part in activities relating to your aspirations, planned outcomes and interests. We offer you the opportunity to get involved in a range of indoor and outdoor community and social activities.
Skills tutors and specialists, including a speech and language therapist, physiotherapists and an occupational therapist run sessions here for young disabled people. Well-trained, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff provide high quality support to maximise your communication opportunities.
You’ll gain confidence, independence and learn new things. We'll plan activities with you, to meet your needs and aspirations.
Decide what you’d like to do and our staff will support you to make it happen. The types of activities you might try are:
creative arts (including drama and music), computer classes or TacPac, Makaton, iPad user groups, sensory activities
going to a range of events and activities in the community such as swimming, going to the pub, horse riding, theatre shows, gigs, sporting events etc.
The therapists can assess your needs and support you to develop personalised programmes including communication profiles, physical programmes, hydrotherapy and rebound assessments, equipment assessments, advice for obtaining funding of equipment and input to ensure that programmes are integrated into your daily life.
Is it for you?
Our group activities are for young disabled adults with any impairment or condition. These include dysphagia, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, physical impairments and/or learning disabilities.
You can pay using direct payments, personal budgets, private income or funding through your local authority.
Please get in touch. We’ll talk about what you want to do, and make a plan together to suit you.