Mates 'n' Dates is a dating and friendship agency for adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire, run by Guideposts Trust.
Phone Number: 01993 899980
Address: Guideposts Trust Ltd, Willow Tree House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, OX28 4BH
Hft South Oxfordshire and Berkshire supports people with learning disabilities across South Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire. They offer a range of services, including supported living and domiciliary care, registered care services, leisure activities at their Milton Heights site, supported employment and training, short breaks and respite, and specialist care.
Phone: 01235 831686
Address: Potash Lane, Milton Heights, Abingdon, OX14 4DR
Style Acre supports adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire through supported living, providing day opportunities, work experience and volunteer opportunities.
Phone: 01491 838760
Address: Evenlode House, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, OX10 8BA
Yellow Submarine is a charity which organises supported day activities and residential holidays for both young people and adults with learning disabilities. For children (aged 11-18) living in Oxfordshire they run an extensive programme in the school holidays. For adults (18+) they run residential holidays, work experience and training, and a weekly social club.
They have set up a social enterprise cafe in Oxford to provide training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
Phone: 01865 236119
Address: 12 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HH
The Oxfordshire Family Support Network is run by and for family carers of people with learning disabilities (both children and adults). It was set up in 2007 by family carers who wanted to use their experience to help others in the same situation, based on their belief that family carers are experts by experience.
They provide independent information, advice and support to family carers of people of all ages with learning disabilities.
They also provide information, advice and training to professionals involved with people with learning disabilities.
Phone: 07596 784 947
Address: The Charter, Abingdon, OX14
My Life My Choice is a self-advocacy charity run by and for people with learning disabilities. They offer a huge range of services, such as local groups, a travel buddy scheme, training for professionals by people with learning disabilities, a nightclub, a radio station, and an easy-read service - find out more on their webpage!
Phone: 01865 204214
Address: The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford, Oxford OX1 1HU
Coaching Service for people with learning disabilities and Autism and Aspergers in Oxfordshire. Providing a service for people to excel at their goals including finding work or even starting their own business.
Contact Name: Michelle Townsend
Phone Number: 07725320016
You and Me aim to offer support and personal care to people with learning disabilities. We have motivated, experienced, fun staff who are able to offer support and care in the home and group activities during the day and evenings. Home support can include responsive night workers, living at the service users home to give respite to existing carers.
Contact Name: Carol Henderson
Telephone: 07967599807 - 01608 641153
Address: The Granary, Home Farm, Over Norton. OX7 5PU
SMILE sessions provide a space for interaction and communication in a fun way, using smell, touch, taste, sound and sight. It is primarily for adults with complex needs, learning difficulty and autism using a total communication approach but the model can easily be adapted and is also used with children.
SMILE has been running since 2002, originating at Redlands, North Cherwell Day Service. It was set up by Celia Chasey whilst employed by OCC. She now runs SMILE independently providing a package which includes training staff to run sessions in their own venue, in day centres and residential homes.
She also runs sessions for children as part of a holiday scheme or she can tailor sessions to suit individual needs.
SMILE sessions can be visited at Redlands Daytime Support, Banbury - please contact Jayne England, Day Service Worker on 01295 263594.
Contact Name: Celia Chasey
Phone Number: 07904722620
Anjali Dance Company runs weekly classes during term time for young people with learning disabilities which encourage creative expression and provide an opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique and performance skills. There will be opportunities each term to be involved in a performance.
The class is open to anyone with a learning disability aged over 12 years who loves to dance.
Open Class is held on Tuesday evenings, 5.30 – 7.00pm, at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury. The fee is £80.00 per term and £8.00 for a taster session.
Telephone: 01295 251909
Contact Form: www.anjali.co.uk/contact-us
Address: The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury OX16 5QE
Song Unite offers an inclusive, quality and creative art, song writing, recording studio and television production experience. Groups of students are inspired to collaborate to create and write an original song, record and produce it, and more. Workshops and Projects are targeted at all age groups - children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and special educational needs.
Song Unite link and work together in partnership with Schools, Organisations and Groups within the community in Oxfordshire and throughout the UK. Projects are adaptable to group requirements and needs and range from 2-hour introductory "taster" sessions to one week creative projects.
Telephone: 07977 145677
The Fourteen Club is an independent social club for people with learning disabilities. At the time it was set up the minimum age for members was 14 - hence the "Fourteen club". Now most of the members are much older, but the name remains. The club aims to provide its members with fun evenings and the chance to socialise.
They also usually have a summer outing to places such as Legoland, West Midlands safari park and Cadbury world. In the winter they often have a trip to a pantomime.
For their current programme of events, please visit www.14club.org.uk/events.htm!
Telephone: (01235) 764504
Address:The Fourteen Club, Fitzwaryn School, Denchworth Road, Wantage OX12 9ET
Mencap's Employ Me service enables people with a learning disability in Oxfordshire to develop the skills they need for the workplace, find a job and get the most from it.
Mencap staff identify job opportunities, review a person’s training needs and provide on-the-job support where appropriate.
You can find out more about the Employ Me service here: https://www.mencap.org.uk/employment
Telephone: 0808 808 1111 (Free to call from all mobiles and landlines. Lines open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.)
Oxford & District Mencap was founded in 1961 by parents of children with a wide range of learning disabilities. Activities which are run include:
- The 7 O'Clock Club - a social club for adults with a learning disability.
- Glasbury holidays - a six day outdoor activities course at Woodlands Glasbury on Wye, Powys, each July.
- Hill End holidays in the Oxfordshire countryside. Oxford Mencap organises four weeks of summer holidays for people with learning disabilities. Around 15-20 campers attend each week together with similar numbers of volunteers.
Contact: For contact details, see oxfordmencap.org/contact/
Farms offer a space where people can learn and develop in an outdoor, open environment. The Farm Inspiration Trust currently runs two programmes on FAI (Food Animal Initiative) Farms in Wytham, 5 miles from the centre of Oxford:
- FarmAbility is a day service for adults with autism and learning disabilities
- Outdoor Classroom provides educational visits to the farm for school children
Phone Number: 01865 245604
Adress The Farm Inspiration Trust, The Field Station, Wytham, Oxford OX2 8QJ