On every weekday, around 15 different activities take place at the 2 main Assist Trust sites as well as out in the community.
All groups aim to build confidence; help members to speak up and have their own opinions; help members to get on with others and learn social skills; encourage members to try new things; help members to learn from their mistakes; support members in the real world and learn how to be more independent.
With this in mind, members are of course encouraged to have their say – many of the groups are ideas that members have come up with. Each member has a chance to talk through their suggested timetable before it starts and to make changes if they feel a particular group isn’t for them. However, members are also encouraged to try something out, especially if it is new, in order to build their sense of self-esteem and confidence, and to stick with a group once the timetable has started.
Timetables change every four months, and cover many different types of activities.
The following is a an A-Z of different groups that we’ve previously run for members at Assist Trust. This shows just some of the groups we’ve run – there have been many others too!
|A-Z of different groups at Assist Trust|
|Audio book discussion
Bake Off/Band group
|Car Park maintenance/Craft/Come dine with me
|Employment and travel training/Experimenting with science
Football/Fine motor skills
Health and Safety/History
|I challenge you (problem solving)
| Keeping healthy
Learning to listen/Local walks
|Members committee/Mousehold Heath conservation
Norman Centre café
| Outdoor sports/Orienteering