The ActAbles (16+ and split into two groups) – LinkAble offers drama groups which enable those from the age of 16+ to develop their performance skills in a totally inclusive and supported environment. The groups are run by drama professionals. Those who attend cover a variety of subjects using the medium of drama to help them gain an understanding of social situations with the ultimate aim of performing together in front of an audience. These drama groups have been invaluable in helping our service users to gain confidence as individuals and amongst their peers.
StopGap Dance (10-19) – StopGap, an integrated dance company, works together with LinkAble group leaders to deliver a dance experience which encourages our service users to learn to express themselves through physical movement. The sessions incorporate sensory exploration and learning simple routines with each other, while burning off lots of energy! This group also acts as a transition between our Children and Youth services, giving the younger and perhaps uncertain individuals the confidence to move through to activities designed for older age groups. – NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING
Chill Out Wednesdays (18+) – This is a primarily service user-led group at which our adults can connect with their friends and have fun. They enjoy a variety of activities from karaoke to discos to group games. This level of independence encourages the adults to develop their social skills as they decide what they would like to do. Moreover, it provides them a supported environment for them to meet new people and enjoy themselves.