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…
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a mind and body based training that helps people to change the way they think and feel about experiences, especially those that are particularly stressful.
Four Surrey Choices customers are flying high after completing a ‘life changing’ course that has seen them learn to pilot a plane.
Surrey Choices supports a range of people with disabilities to find the best care, activities and services for their needs across Surrey. It recently teamed up with the charity, Aerobility, to give four of its customers the chance to take to the skies.
The Woking Bike Project in Sheerwater is available to anyone living within the Maybury and Sheerwater area with a barrier to work.
This 12 week work experience course run by EmployAbility and the Woking Bike Project will support you in learning new skills ready for work or full time volunteering. The course covers how to fix a bike, ways to keep your customers happy and the basics of running a shop.