Based in Surrey, Hampshire and Lincolnshire, our award-winning Community Skills Project is a highly successful and innovative service for adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health challenges. Accessible on a full or part-time basis, the goal is to enable those we support to live fulfilled, independent lives, encompassing practical work, leisure and social skills.
We believe that everybody can contribute and be part of their local community and this ethos is embedded in all our sessions.
Live, Learn, Achieve
Learn all the skills you need to become independent
Live, Learn, Achieve - helping you to live a more independent life. These sessions cover all aspects of independent skills like shopping, budgeting, travel training, banking, cooking, cleaning your home, managing correspondence and living a healthy lifestyle.
Plan it, Buy it, Cook it
Cooking from Plan to Plate
Plan - Choose a recipe, write a shopping list, head off to the shops.
Buy - Learn how to budget
Cook - Become independent cooking your own meals, working within a kitchen environment to gain basic food hygiene and kitchen safety skills.
Stay mow-tivated with our Gardening and Horticultural Project!
This is an opportunity to get involved in our gardening projects based on our allotments and in the community. Introducing you to valuable kitchen gardening skills to gaining vocational skills in countryside management.
Did you know?
Growing plants provide us with a source of responsibility
Being outdoors connects us with nature which has a positive impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing
Gardening is a great source of exercise
Office & Media Skills Project
Play a leading role in a real office environment
Our Office and Media Skills Project is a social enterprise providing those we support with an opportunity to learn real-life vocational skills, preparing individuals for work as well as guidance in ‘next steps’ into employed life.
Arts & Crafts
Explore creativity and experiment with a wide variety of mediums
Our creative sessions benefit the emotional well-being of those we support, boosting their self-esteem and confidence, along with learning the art of producing products to sell within your local community. There's always lots of ideas and fun had when making things for personal projects and as part of our enterprise scheme.
From community markets and fairs to village fete’s, your creative skills and talents can be taken home, displayed or sold.
Connect with your community whilst building on your social, practical and employment skills
Volunteering is extremely rewarding, it allows you to connect with your community, gain valuable work skills as well as give back.
Giving your time to volunteer not only helps you make new friends and learn new practical skills, but it also has a positive impact on your wellbeing.
Learn new skills with our professional furniture restorer, based in our bespoke workshop in Surrey
Under supervision, you will learn skills in carpentry and woodwork. We have lots of fun restoring and making furniture either for personal projects or as part of our enterprise scheme.
We work with local care homes, enterprise cafes, charities and local councils to name a few! We help with anything from cooking, deliveries, promotion, advertising and fundraising. We also run our own snack-away initiative delivering snacks to local businesses. You will manage purchasing, stocktaking, deliveries, finances and banking.
Get involved in supporting local businesses as well as building your own enterprise scheme
Trips & Outings
We provide a variety of day trips and activities
Our trips are usually run through the holiday periods with many options to suit all requirements and budgets.
Develop skills and support with:
Creating social contacts
Health and wellbeing
Radio & Media
This project first started during the pandemic as a way for our customers to stay connected; preventing social isolation. Since then, the Project Radio team have presented live from a music festival and supported community fundraising events.
Our community radio station, Project Radio, provides media opportunities for people with learning difficulties and autism.