The Day Centre provides a Monday to Friday service that enables working age adults with learning disabilities to take part in a wide range of occupationally-focussed and enterprising activities. We offer flexible placements under contract with West Sussex County Council or by private arrangement. Attendees can access services for half or full days, every day or a few days per week, subject to availability and needs assessment.
Our trainees are able to choose which areas of work they prefer; our work departments are mainly focussed in the areas of horticulture, cookery, woodwork, arts and crafts and shop/café. Many people will stay in one particular area while others choose to work in a variety of different job roles.
Work in the departments is aimed at being fulfilling, akin to a working environment and at a pace that meets the needs of the individual. We aim to allow our trainees to achieve their full potential, with help and encouragement towards increasing their independence, skills and experiences.
The Day Centre is a very relaxed and informal place where we try to let everyone be themselves whilst accepting that we each make a valuable contribution to the success of the centre.
Throughout the work orientated days we offer a range of enrichment activities including sport, drama, music, fitness and community-based projects, to name but a few….
The Day Centre is staffed by a dedicated and talented team of instructors who are supported by a wonderful array of volunteers, all working alongside our trainees to offer them the very best experience and care.
In the Art House our trainees express themselves through individual and group sessions including; painting, ceramics, sewing, model-making and much more.
Our gardening teams enjoy being outside and being close to nature; rain or shine there is always a lot going on in our gardens.
The kitchen is a very busy place to be; all of our produce is made with an added ingredient of “extra care” stirred into each mixture by our trainees.
There is always lots going on in the barn, our busy woodwork facility that has a talent for up-cycling and creativity.
Mowing and More
During the grass growing season our trainees get out and about in the local community; look out for them driving around in our green contract gardening van.
We work in partnership with the local community and are regularly involved in community projects that have a clear sense of purpose.
Fun, Fit and Fabulous
We encourage everyone to get active, whether sitting, standing or running.
Smiles, selfies or serious shots, photography is just one of our many additional and seasonal activities.
Get up close and personal to our animals.