Activities 

PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST ACTIVITIES ARE NOT BEING UNDERTAKEN DURING THIS PERIOD OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS


WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF ALL CHANGES TO OUR ACTIVITIES AS THE SITUATION CHANGES


All Bright Opportunities Day Care activities focus on developing communication skills, social integration, confidence and independence. All sessions run on the same day each week to provide stability and are renewed and revised after months. We always try to match the activities to the individuals needs and preferences.

Our experienced staff will work with each individual to develop a plan of activities. We aim to develop existing and new skills by creating a structured timetable within a supportive environment.

We believe that the individual has choice and control of their own life and to live the best possible.

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Community Allotment

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.

Daily Educational Sessions

Daily Person-Centred in-house tutor session to teach, push and monitor progress on a 1:1 basis. 20 minute session, covering a wide range of learning disabilities, from mild dyslexia to severe, non-verbal autism. These sessions are fun and give the student the opportunity to progress with their reading and writing skills impacting on the confidence and self-esteem and giving a sense of pride in their self-development.

Life Skills

Our aim is to help adults with learning disabilities to:

  • Identify their learning needs.

  • Work towards their aspirations.

We structure our courses to be flexible to suit the individuals specific learning needs. This flexibility means that each person is given the maximum opportunity to learn new skills leading to awards and qualifications. We use individual Learning Plans to help individuals make choices about their long-term goals and access advice, information and opportunities within their communities. We develop lie skills, health, wellbeing and independent living skills. 

Cooking & Baking Skills

Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Bright Opportunities CIC and Bright Opportunities Enabling Services Ltd, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.

Trips

We a hire bus and with staff care make visits to local attractions, sports events, bowling, farm visits, Chatsworth, driving range, museums, wildlife trust walks and activities, farmers’ and Christmas markets.

This provides adults with learning disabilities with the opportunity to learn and develop.