At PPF we have a member led living skills centre. Our members asked us for more training on every-day living skills to help them do more for themselves.
We run workshops on practical things like cooking and how to change a light bulb. But we also run sessions on relationships, getting on better with friends and how to “stay strong” when you are not feeling your best.
Our service is also available for commissioned 6-week blocks on a variety of subjects such as moving to independent living. These blocks are for people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people to develop living skills for a more independent lifestyle. We cover things like cooking, budgeting, household tasks like cleaning and repairs. We practice using the bus and other public transport as well as planning your week.
We also explore emotional resilience. This is learning about feelings and how to manage relationships. We spend time looking at how we communicate with others and how we react to others. We learn mindfulness and hot to be self-compassionate. Sometimes, we go outdoors to practice this. We also use art to help us realise what things mean to us.
The courses are usually 3 days a week, 10 am to 3 pm. We can discuss individual commissioned places or payments via Direct Payments, and we can deliver accredited courses at other locations. Call the office for more information.
Thanks to continuing PCC funding, we can offer some places with no cost.