Having a person with a disability can be a minefield. Trying to find support and activities to suit individual needs is so important for those involved and their carers. Here, we have tried to add information that may help you or others that you may know.
If we are missing any information or you know of other people/organisations that may be useful, PLEASE do let us know.
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Links to organisations...
Pulp Friction Smoothie Bar Project
The Adventure Service
The Adventure Service Ltd was founded in August 2011 by Terry Harris-Ellis and Helen Harris-Ellis with the aim of supporting those with additional support needs to ‘Achieve Potential Through Adventure’. We specialise in delivering high-quality outdoor learning experiences for all, including children and adults with learning disabilities. We do this through a variety of adventure-based activities. Each Adventurer is supported and encouraged to do as much as they can from preparing and setting up of activities and buying resources to enable the activity to happen, to pushing themselves to reach that little bit further up the climbing wall or taking their first canoe trip on the open water. No matter what a person’s perceived abilities, we gently support and encourage them to challenge themselves throughout their time with The Adventure Service Ltd.
OnUp is a social enterprise project for young people with learning differences providing opportunities to develop skills and contribute to the community. Activities are varied with crafts, outings and cooking to name a few.
Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People was originally formed to meet the needs of young men, but has evolved to work with all young people in Nottinghamshire, especially the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in today’s society. At the heart of Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People is an ever evolving number of volunteers, who give their expertise, time and effort in order for young people to have fun and reach their fullest potential.
Nottingham Mencap is a local, self funded charity who offer a full range of services to people with learning disabilities and difficulties.
These services include a choice of day activities, both in-house and in the community
M8’s & Gener8, Clubs for 5 – 24 year olds
Befriending and sitting services, in your home or in the community
Smile Stop Hate Crime service
Gettaway Club, an evening Social Club for adults with learning disabilities
Meet Greet & Eat
A little bit about us...
We are a non-profit organisation that provides support for adults with additional needs in food redistribution.
Since our establishment in July 2020, we have been busy providing a range of services for communities in South Nottingham.
We aim to provide a safe space for adults with additional needs to engage within the wider community, gain confidence and social skills; all while making sure everyone has access to good food. Both of which we are immensely proud of.
The concept of the organisation came about due to a lack of access, both for volunteering experience for adults with additional needs and of food distribution, particularly with many organisations closing temporarily due to COVID-19.
We believe everyone should have access to food, and one way of doing this is to redirect surplus stock from supermarkets to those who require it. With this, we also saw a gap in organisations that were equipped and adequately prepared to provide experience and developmental support to adults with additional needs. It is our ethos that everyone feels included, from our volunteers in the organisation to the users of the service; we are one big family.
As a community-driven group, our success rides on the back of the relationship and collaboration of not just our volunteers and service users, but also other organisations striving for similar results in food redistribution.
We are privileged to work along-side organisations like Fareshare, and supermarkets M&S, Aldi and The Co-op, who very generously donate food for redistribution to us weekly. These connections ensure we can deliver food-bags, boxes and meals, each week, to those in our community who need it most.
As a direct result of this, we have so far;
· Distributed well over 100 food bags to the Tollerton, Gamston and Sneinton areas as part of our weekly food bags service.
· Set up a social supermarket in Lings Bar Hospital, Gamston, creating a service for the hospital staff and carers to stock up on food.
· Participated in Holiday Hunger, an initiative that provided school-aged children with weekly healthy food packages during the summer holidays.
· Supported The Friary, who assists homeless individuals, by supplying sandwiches and other food supplies.
· And, provided food to the organisation Framework in Nottingham.
As you can probably deduce from all this, we are very passionate about what we do, and we are always happy to bring new volunteers on board. If you are interested in getting involved in a worthy cause, or if you are an organisation that would like to get in touch please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wealth of information for many ages and abilities.