Autumn Safe-Space

A Safe-Space platform of online activities for people with learning disabilities to connect with each other and have fun.

Lifeworks Autumn Safe-Space

A safe-space for you to connect with your friends, learn new skills and try something new. Safe-Space workshops are moderated by the Lifeworks Community Program team.

Safe-Space will be there for you whatever happens. If we go back into Lockdown we will bring all our workshop leaders online to bring you a day time programme but for now..

Inside Safe-Space you’ll find a range of activities in the evenings and at the weekend to help you and your family:

  • Get Active
  • Get Involved
  • Get Creative
  • Get Together

See below or click here to download the current programme 


Time Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
AM 10.30-noon: Mindfulness for Parents & Carers (starting 30 September)

10am: Mindfulness – Live Stream (starting 3 October)


11am: Cooking with Chef T (starting 3 October)

PM 5pm: Creative Movement with Dance on Devon (starting 13 October) 5pm: Ways of Seeing Art Workshop with Rowan G (starting 30 September) 5pm: Music Making with Moor to Sea (starting 1 October)

1pm: Keep fit with Sophie C – Live Stream (starting 26 September)


2pm: Lockdown Disco with  Mark T (starting 26 September)

EVE 7pm:BtB Stamina Challenge with Lift-the-lid  (starting 29 September) 7-9.30pm: Mindfulness for Parents & Carers (starting 1 October)



 Safe-Space Workshop Leaders

Get Active:

BtB Stamina Workout with Lift the Lid. Lift the Lid CIC Director, Matt Jefferies, has always had a passion for helping to lift the lid on the potential of young people, especially anyone deemed to have ‘special educational needs’. With Matt on a Tuesday evening you’ll get a warm up and warm down and the chance to choose from a carousel of physical activity:  Circuit training, Hula hoop, Zumba and Jogging. All to help you stay active over the winter.

Fitness Instructor, Sophie Carr is going to take us through our moves every Saturday – the following classes will run in rotation:

  • Yoga: Balances, strength poses and flow sequences. Zumba: A fun and energetic dance session great for staying fit and strong
  • Hula-hoop: Helps you get strong and improve coordination. If you haven’t got a hoop Sophie can make you one

Get Involved

Meet Jem and Emma Safe-Space Mindfulness Trainers. Mindfulness has many benefits, it may help you focus, feel happier, and more at ease. It can also help you manage your worries and could help you sleep. Jem and Emma will be running their sessions as a course, so you sign up for an 8-week course and learn a different mindfulness skill each week. Emma and Jem would love to meet you, teach you some mindfulness practices and have some fun!

Get Creative

Ways of Seeing Art Workshop with artist, Rowan Gatherer. Rowan will be using a variety of creative techniques from drawing to painting, collage to sculpture, to explore our different ways of seeing and connecting with nature, each other and our landscapes around us.

Creative Movement with Kay Crook, Artistic Director of Chhaya collective: Kay uses contemporary dance to reach out and discover collaborative ways of working. “Each collaboration may challenge, surprise or shock, it can allow us to discover and overcome boundaries, to play and manipulate the borders of our art form and our culture, it can allow us to see for the first time things that we may otherwise overlook.”

Music making with Moor to Sea Music Collective: “Music is for everyone”
That’s what Debs and Rachel, Moor to Sea Founders, believe and that’s what they have dedicated a lot of their time to making so. Come and explore music-making with an expert.

Get Together

Mark Thorneywork AKA Chef T and DJ Mark T for the now infamous LOCKDOWN DISCO: “It makes me happy to work with young people, I love their honesty and energy. I myself like to try and keep fit, get outside in the great outdoors, love Leeds United and follow them passionately and I LOVE TO COOK, after training many years ago as a chef before I became a Youth Worker. Life can be such fun and injustice should always be challenged. Remember you cannot fail if you do not give up – I am dyslexic and face challenges everyday but will not fail although it might take me a bit longer.”  

For more information or to register to take part in Safe-Space please email: [email protected] or call 01803 861 069


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CoronavirusSocial distancing guidelines mean that Lifeworks services may be subject to change or not running as they usually do
Keeping people safe is always our top priority. We will run services in the usual way if we feel it is safe to do so or if we are advised not to by central and local Government. We are currently offering short-breaks at our Robins children's service. We are also getting set to run in-person short breaks at weekends and during the holidays with our Youth and Holiday Bubbles. Our Community Projects team continue to offer a varied programme of online activities via our platform, Safe-Space. Whatever social distancing measures are in place over the coming months, we will endeavour to offer engaging activities for everyone via this channel. Please continue to find out more about our services and get in touch with us to discuss them at any time. Email [email protected] or call 01803 840 744
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