The New Janet – a Shared Lives Story

Our Shared Lives Practitioner, Jo caught up with Janet at her new home in Surrey who she shares with carers Frank and Emma. Janet had been looking for a Shared Lives placement so she could become more independent whilst staying in a family setting. She was very proud of the fact that she has new clothes and shoes as she has successfully lost some weight. Janet also told Jo as soon as she walked in that she was very happy and it was “a very happy house”.

The sky’s the limit for Surrey Choices customers

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.

Get into work, get a FREE bike

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.

Fashion for All

Our customers are now able to live the dream of becoming a original fashion designer in our newly created project in Staines. The DisStyle project aims to create a 100% original, eco friendly fashion label with no two designs exactly the same. The project will use donated fabric, clothes and rags to create beautiful and unique clothing. Designers will gain…

Lively debating at Surrey Political Choices event

People with disabilities from across Surrey have been encouraged to use their right to vote in the forthcoming general election with the help of a leading social care provider.

Surrey Choices hosted a discussion at Nexus day service, in Sunbury-on-Thames, to allow customers the chance to find out more about the election, the voting process and the political parties involved.

Local councillors from the Conservative Party, the Liberal Democrats, Labour and UKIP met with Surrey Choices customers on Tuesday 24th March, from 11am-3pm, to talk about what each political party represents and how politics impacts on disabled lives.

Choiroke 2015

2015 marks the second year that The Bentley Choir have been invited to take part in Choiroke at the Dorking Halls.
Choiroke invites a number of choirs from around Surrey to give a variety of people a chance to sing on stage. The Bentley Choir are the first choir to use Makaton signing to accompany their songs. Their proudest moment was teaching the audience the song in Makaton then seeing everyone join in.