Dave O’Connor from Surrey Choices EmployAbility and Jim Phillpot from Guildford Bike Project were discussing our latest partnership project in Guildford on Radio Surrey’s drivetime show [first broadcast 27th July 2015]. The 12 week course offers work experience and confidence building for disadvantaged adults who live in Westborough. The projects takes unwanted donated bikes and restores…
Dave O’Connor from Surrey Choices EmployAbility and Jim Phillpot from Guildford Bike Project were discussing our latest partnership project in Guildford on a special interview conducted by Radio Surrey [First broadcast 27th July 2015].
The 12 week course offers work experience and confidence building for disadvantaged adults who live in Westborough.
Our first Surrey Choices Speed Dating evening in Staines was not only about romance but meeting new people, broadening social lives outside the usual day opportunities and just plain old fun!
The positive aspects of this event focused on the great prospects of making a positive impact for our customers. The aim to support our customers and other people with a variety of support needs to develop friendships and relationships is a very important goal. By achieving this it can help combat isolation and loneliness and improve health and well being.
Ashford and St Peter’s support young people with learning disabilities to help with life and work skills
Seven students with learning disabilities from Brooklands College celebrated with a lunch together and a cake baked by one of the students after completing a six month work placement at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals as part of their Learning for Employment And Progression (LEAP) Pathway Entry 3 course, with the support of the Surrey Choices EmployAbility team.
An artistic Camberley man has secured his dream job thanks to a Surrey Choices service that helps people with disabilities to find employment.
Ryan Medlock is a talented illustrator – who also happens to be autistic.
Despite holding a first class honours degree in illustration and a masters degree in children’s book illustration, Ryan had struggled to find work for years after graduating.
But since being referred to Surrey Choices EmployAbility service, Ryan has now found a job that enables him to do exactly what he loves.
Surrey Choices have partnered with FurnitureLink Guildford to develop a new recycling project. The project aims to develop your skills around woodwork and recycling furniture. FurnitureLink are providing a tutor and the project will run from Mondays – Thursdays commencing Monday 29 June 2015.
If you would like to try the session before you sign up, call us today to book in a suitable time to meet the team and get a taste of the project.
Six-time Paralympic gold medalist opens Surrey Choices’ new Short Breaks service in Banstead.
Paralympic wheelchair athlete, David Weir, cut the ribbon to Banstead Short Break Service on Wednesday 20 May to celebrate the opening of the new service with Surrey Choices staff and customers.
Surrey Choice’s Banstead Short Breaks service provides high quality respite care for adults with a wide range of needs from physical disabilities, learning disabilities, complex needs, autism and elderly care. Customers coming to Banstead Short Breaks will have their own individual care plan, a dedicated link worker, and the opportunity to attend Surrey Choices day services, as well as experiencing new activities of their choice.
A Vintage pop-up tea room is being set up in 25 Swan Lane, Guildford to celebrate Dementia Awareness week from 18 -22 May, this is in association with Tea and Memories at Surrey Choices Lockwood. All the Furniture, Furnishings and Crockery will be transported from the Cosy 1940’s Tea Room at Lockwood Day service to…