There are three main centres in the borough (Amberswood, Mayfield and Broadmead) and eighteen smaller community (satellite) bases.
The aim of the service is to change the life experiences of vulnerable adults who are not currently taking a full and active part in their local community because of their disability. We do this by working in partnership with local organisations and colleagues from Community Connecting to help build confidence, create a sense of belonging and citizenship.
We have developed a number of 'social enterprises' which form an integral part of the service. Their purpose is to give people with learning disabilities the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, abilities and experience a 'working' environment. This includes:
- three horticultural projects
- four cafes
- two shops
- jewellery making
- card making
- recycling children's clothes
- glass painting.
There are also plans in place to create a garden furniture enterprise, together with two new retail outlets. We also offer opportunities for our service users to undertake voluntary work in the local community.
There are many other opportunities available within day services - contact one of the managers below for further details.
Essential lifestyle planning
This is the term used to describe how the support we provide helps us to produce 'progression plans' for individuals. For example, after a period in one of our social enterprises, an individual may be ready to take up paid employment. In this circumstance, we would work alongside colleagues in our Supported Employment Service.
Transition Teams offer day service opportunities for young people with disabilities between the ages of 18 to 25 who are getting ready to leave school. We currently have teams within two of our centres:
- Young Friends Together - based at Amberswood Day Centre in Hindley, and
- Transition - based at Broadmead Day Centre in Golborne
- Coops Young Person's Service - based in Wigan as part of Mayfield Day Service
How to access the service
To receive learning disability day services, a social worker needs to make a referral on your behalf.
If you don't have a social worker, contact the Central Duty Team to ask for an assessment of your care needs. We use the Department of Health Guidance 'Fair Access to Care Services' to work out your eligibility for services.