Customer of Surrey Choices trying archery

Activity courses with SOLD a winner with our customers

Customers of Surrey Choices have been enjoying the chance to take part in a free 2-day outdoor team building course with Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD).  The confidence building activities have taken place at SOLD venues in Guildford, Dorking and Richmond.

Customers have taken up the challenge to work together as a team to learn the art of bushcraft, have a go at archery and attempt a low ropes course.  All the activities are inclusive and designed to cater for a range of abilities and needs.

Growth Team member smiling at the camera with a strimmer

Successfully Overcoming Barriers to Help Transform County

The Surrey Choices Growth team, which currently has 22 members, teaches and supports people with learning disabilities, termed ‘customers’ by the team, to carry out practical tasks, helping to maintain the Surrey countryside and its public spaces.

Customers are referred to the team through their social care practitioners, working with people who have a range of different needs within a specific part of the county. There is a fixed fee to attend the group, which covers the cost of transport and enables Surrey Choices to help and support customers to achieve their goals.

The Growth team has been established for over 20 years, and has a wealth of experience in the specialist role between health and social care and countryside management.

Inviting You to Take a Step Back in Time

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People across Guildford are invited to take a step back in time at a 1940s themed event.

Surrey Choices is teaming up with Guildford Borough Council and Nicola Bassani from the Diocese of Guildford to host a special tea and memories event for the local community.

The 1940s themed event, which will be held at Burchatts Farm, is open to anyone over 60 living in Guildford and the surrounding areas.

Customers Come on Leaps and Bounds with Rebound Therapy

Customers from Surrey Choices demonstrate the skills they have learnt from Rebound Therapy at a presentation day.

Surrey Choices introduced Rebound Therapy sessions in September 2015, and it has proved to be extremely beneficial to customers.

Rebound Therapy is the use of trampolines to provide therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of support needs. As well as providing a variety of health and fitness benefits, Rebound Therapy also helps to build confidence and develop communication skills, whilst in a fun and sociable environment.

Surrey Choices dancers set to take centre stage at national event

This event took place on Saturday 3 September 2016

A dance group with a difference from Surrey is preparing to take centre stage at a national event being hosted by the Mayor of London to showcase inclusive sports and disability arts.

Surrey Choices Rhythmic Collision Dance Company, which comprises of 14 dancers with learning and physical disabilities, will perform at the opening of the National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival.

The festival, which takes place on September 3, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, just four days before the Rio 2016 Paralympics, is a family-friendly free event showcasing inclusive sports and arts.