Activities 

We aim to provide.

  • Safety
    To provide a safe and secure environment.

  • Sensitivity

    Religious and cultural appropriate provision within both Centres. 

  • Quality

    User centred quality care.

  • Development

    Enhance social and practical skills.

  • Independence

    To empower service users to have more control over their lives          and to become more independent.

  • Support

    To support carers at home and in the community.

  • Encouragement

    Encouraging service users with learning disabilities to become            volunteers within the service.

Outdoor Development Activities

  • Leisure outings
    Bowling, trips to parks, museums and farms.

  • Day trips

    Communal outings.

  • Teaching life skills

    Using public transport, shopping skills, familiarising clients with        public places.

  • Group walking

    Light exercise and short trips.

We aim to keep our service users constructively occupied and entertained to build their confidence, life skills and independence.

For this work, we closely work with carers to ensure that they are involved in key decisions and their needs are supported.

We have regular quarterly reviews for service users and their carers to share the work and development of each individual.

User voice is first and foremost of any of our decisions, activities and delivery of our service.

 

Indoor Development Activities

  • Life skills
    Numeracy, identification of letters, colours etc.

  • Self-care

    Maintaining basic hygiene.

  • Fun

    Board Games and activities.

  • Arts and Crafts

    Painting and creative skills.

  • Dance and Singalongs

    Music and movement.

  • TV Viewing

    Movies and Cartoons.

  • Sensory Activities

    Such as ball games in sports hall.

  • Volunteering

    Working with others.

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Community Allotment

Working Hours

Monday          9am - 4pm

Tuesday         9am - 4pm

Wednesday      9am - 4pm

Thursday        9am - 4pm

Friday           9am - 4pm

Saturday Club 11am - 2pm (CURRENTLY CLOSED COVID-19 )

Sunday          Closed

Public Holidays  Please Call

                            

We offer varied services which have different operating hours. Please contact the centre to get more information.

We only close for Christmas and Bank Holidays and we can take clients on extra days through the summer holidays if required.

We aspire to be flexible and co-operative to help meet your needs.

Alongside the day centre we can, together with our Domiciliary Care Company help with a Rest-Bite full package i.e. we can collect clients from home, support at our day care and support them with transport to respite services then return to our Day Centre Monday - Friday so you can get a full-week rest-bite without sorting the in-betweens.

The Community Allotment is situated in the Fairfield district of Buxton. Nestled in a beautiful quite space in the Derbyshire countryside. It is a beautiful hidden space which we are so proud of. We are working to harness the therapeutic values of group labour creativity and the well-being associated with working on the land, gardening, vegetables, fruit and flowers.

We are fully involved in our local community.  We are open Monday,Wednesday and Thursdays 10.30 am to 3.30 pm run by our dedicated allotment workers and volunteers. We have a warm cosy community shed, and a fully compostable toilet on site. 

 

This is a free activity for anyone with a learning disability or part of the local community. You can attend by route of self referral or through a professional referral. We regularly engage with the local Wildlife Trust who come and visit and do activities with us on site.

Our Community Allotment has something for everyone:

  • An impressive nature reserve pond great for pond dipping and frogs.

  • Two Wildflower meadows.  

  • Lots of raised beds.

  • Two poly-tunnels to learn and grow

  • A brand new sensory garden created in 2017 full of sensory plants and a fun space to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, water games, or just to enjoy the peace and quite of the outdoors and enjoy the space in a safe environment.

The allotment project is supported by local company CEMEX who volunteer staff hours and equipment to help once a year on their ‘lend a hand scheme’.

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Bright Choice

Bright Choice meets every Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm at the Buxton for Youth building on Market Street in Buxton. We are closed every last Saturday in the month. We meet for social and stimulating activities in a safe supported environment. We have a variety of sessions on a monthly basis with Music Therapy and art sessions, an annual BBQ at our Community Allotment, an annual birthday party and a Christmas party.

 

The service is dedicated to providing choice and promoting independence.

 

Bright Choice costs £3.50 per session which includes a free drink for clients and support workers/carers. We have an inhouse coffee bar / sweet shop selling a selection of fresh sandwiches, snacks, crisps and a variety of soft drinks.

 

Bright Choice is a not-for-profit constituted club run by a committee of members and volunteers with annual AGM and regular meetings.

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Bright Sports

Bright Sports meets every Tuesday evening from 7 pm to 8 pm at St Thomas More School sports hall at Palace Road in Buxton. These sessions are sports for all, we provide fun, fast pace mixed sports sessions to meet all abilities from profound disabilities to independent adults.

 

Chris Hill Community Sports provide experienced and qualified disability coaches to run these sessions for Bright Opportunities to the highest standards every week, providing a mixed sport variety of choice for all the participants.

The service is dedicated to providing choice and promoting independence.

Bright Sports cost is £3.00 per session as a drop in so no need to book

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Bright Music

Bright Music is an interactive music therapy session for Adults with learning difficulties and is held weekly on Friday at Buxton Community Church on London Road, Buxton. This is a drop-in session from 2 pm to 3 pm: and costs £5 per session, support is free. Join us to celebrate and explore music and sound provided by a professional music tutor experienced in a wealth of instruments from guitars, saxophone to accordion.

These sessions involve all users and push potentials, we encourage all users to experience all instruments to get a feel for them and to listen to the variety of sounds  Music Therapy is so important to our clients and gives a positive experience to our users with feel good endorphins helping towards confidence and self-esteem.

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Bright Dance

Bright Dance is a fun, motivating, high energy dance session held every Monday 2 pm to 3 pm at Buxton Community Church on London Road in Buxton. The session is drop-in with no need to book and is available to any adult with a learning disability.  Currently the price is £5 per session. 

The sessions are delivered by professional, experienced and fully trained dance tutors from the Chris Hill Community Sports group.

These fun sessions explore different dance techniques and styles from countries with different themes from South African dance to Salsa, Line Dancing and Street dance. We dance and explore a variety of music from the 1960's to current tracks.

Everyone is encouraged to take part in a Person-Centred way to meet their individual ability.

We pride ourselves on providing a session to promote exercise in a fun way.