Our Well Being services provide an alternative to traditional day care services for people with a disability. The focus is on providing people with opportunities to maintain and develop skills and gain the confidence needed to get the most out of life and be as independent as possible. This is achieved by offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities including horticulture, woodwork, and recycling in a safe, stimulating and welcoming environment.
People are encouraged to take control, make choices and pursue activities that they are interested in. All activities are risk assessed and supported by experienced and trained staff.
In response to an emerging demand from schools we have developed a Work Experience offer which provides individual packages of meaningful and engaging experiences to complement a young person’s education. The vocational programme aims to improve attendance, prevent exclusions, raise aspirations and promote the wellbeing of young people. The team are skilled in supporting young people with special education needs, ESBD, looked after children, those at risk of exclusion or NEET and young people with English as a second language.
The team offer a range internal and external placements and works in partnership with local businesses. We only work with companies who have a genuine interest in developing young people’s skills and preparing them for the world of work. The team complete health and safety checks on all companies offering work experience.
We also provide a day care service for older people at Laurel Bank which offers a mix of social and therapeutic activities which aim to provide fulfilment and support people to remain independent.
We provide a range of social activities and learning opportunities in a warm and friendly environment for people who are 18 years and older who have physical, sensory and/or learning disabilities.
When I left hospital I was extremely scared of what was around the corner but High Barn has been a place where I can gain my independence back
Jade - a resident at High Barn