Life & Community Skills Project

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How our projects run:

Projects start at 9am and finish at 4pm Monday – Friday, additional support can be provided if an earlier start and later finish is required.

We run our projects 50 weeks per year – pick and choose which days suit you.

 

We have locations across Surrey, North Hampshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, South and East Lincolnshire.

If you'd like to find out more, please contact our Services Team. We look forward to hearing from you!

County Care's award-winning Life & 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 the people we support to live purposeful, 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.

 

Our Aims:

  • Provide purposeful outcome based skills, contributing to a more independent, healthy and rewarding life

  • Gain extensive experiences in life skills, work, inclusion, volunteering and enterprise

  • Help and encourage people being part of their community.

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Our Projects

Learn all the skills you need to become independent

Live, Learn, Achieve - helping you to live a more independent life. Our LLA sessions cover all aspects of independent skills like shopping, budgeting, travel training, banking, cooking, cleaning your home, managing correspondence, living a healthy lifestyle.

Live, Learn, Achieve

Skills acquired:

  • Shopping

  • Travel training

  • Personal Banking

  • Paying Bills

  • Managing correspondence

  • Looking after your health

  • And a whole lot more

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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.

Skills acquired:

  • Meal Planning/organising

  • Travel training

  • Budgeting and money skills

  • Shopping

  • Meal preparation and cooking

  • Importance of a balanced diet

  • Food Safety & Hygiene

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Stay mow-tivated with our Gardening and horticulture project!

You will be working within our allotments and gardening projects in the community.

Did you know?

Growing plants gives us a responsibility

Gardening connects us with nature

Gardening is great exercise

Gardening is therapeutic

 Horticulture Project

Skills acquired:

  • Seed to supper

  • Growing vegetables on a budget

  • Plan your growing space

  • Choose your crops

  • Growing through the seasons

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Stay mow-tivated with our Gardening and horticulture project!

You will be working within our allotments and gardening projects in the community.

Did you know?

Growing plants gives us a responsibility

Gardening connects us with nature

Gardening is great exercise

Gardening is therapeutic

 Horticulture Project

Skills acquired:

  • Seed to supper

  • Growing vegetables on a budget

  • Plan your growing space

  • Choose your crops

  • Growing through the seasons

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Office & IT Project

Office and IT skills project

Our office project is run as a social enterprise supporting people to play a leading role in an office environment.

 

Our main goal is to give those we support an opportunity to experience a real office environment.

 

Ultimately, we prepare individuals for work and we can also support them to take that step into employed life.

Skills acquired:

  • Team Work

  • CV Writing

  • Timekeeping

  • Interview techniques

  • IT Skills and online safety

  • Use of office equipment and technology

  • Communication skills

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Art and Crafts

Art and Crafts

 

Our art sessions enable participants to explore their creativity and experiment with a wide variety of mediums and materials to create wonderful works of art. Some of our works are sold through our social enterprise in our online shop.

 

Our sessions have many proven benefits for the participants such as boosting their self-confidence and esteem.

Skills acquired:

  • Creativity

  • Confidence

  • Problem-solving

  • Communication

  • Working with local businesses

  • An understanding of selling products and how a social enterprise works.

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Work and Volunteering

Volunteering allows you to connect with your community making it a better place.

Dedicating your time to volunteer helps you make new friends, expands your network and boosts your social skills.

Work and Volunteering

Skills acquired:

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Problem-solving

  • Planning and organising

  • Self-management

  • Transferable Skills for paid employment

  • Being reliable and dependable

  • A willingness to learn new skills

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Woodwork Project

 

Working with our professional furniture restorer, Ryan, in a bespoke workshop carrying out everything from making a bird table to renovating an old cupboard.

 

You will learn what tools are best used and what the different compounds are used to make and restore furniture.

Woodwork Project

Skills acquired:

  • Communication/Teamwork

  • How to use different tools - under supervision

  • Carpentry and woodwork skills/techniques 

  • Build confidence

  • Transferrable skills for paid or voluntary work

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Enterprise Me

Enterprise ME

 

Enterprise me is about getting involved in supporting local businesses as well as building your own 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.

Skills acquired:

  • Communication

  • Independence

  • Finance skills

  • Teamwork

  • Stocktaking

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What We Do

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Life, community, work and vocational skills projects

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Online - Life and vocational skills project and evening social

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Outreach and home based support services

Radio Show

Music, broadcasting, podcasting, media and station management

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Travel training programme

Breaks, supported holidays and respite

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Social and leisure activities

evenings weekly and monthly

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Providing trips to help with social groups and friendships

For more information about our
services and activities speak to our friendly team on
Surrey: 01483 224183
Lincs: 01205 632800