BtB2020

Breaking the Barrier addresses the very real need for sporting opportunities that cater for children and young people with learning disabilities. This year lockdown is our barrier to break – we will not let it stop us from being active!

TOTAL RAISED £9,341

 

Learning Disability Champions

Well done everyone who took part in our Breaking the Barrier Challenge today and those who have done other challenges leading up to it! You are all absolute champions – well done and keep breaking those barriers.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far – we think you are champions too.  

 

Show your support for our epic Breaking the Barrier challengers! 

A gift today will support people with learning disabilities to remain active and participating in regular exercise during lockdown and beyond!

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FRIENDSHIP, INDEPENDENCE AND A LIFELINE FOR FAMILIES

PERSONALLY I WOULD FEEL LOST WITHOUT LIFEWORKS. I LIKE THE COMMUNITY FEELING I’VE GOT, LIKE WHEN WE GO TO THE BEACH FOR THE SURFING DAYS AND THE OTHER FAMILIES ARE THERE. NO ONE IS JUDGING YOU, NO ONE IS JUDGING DAN, OR ME. THE STAFF ARE AMAZING – THEY GO ABOVE AND BEYOND..

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 At Lifeworks, Dan feels really valued as a person, that he is an important part of the group. The activities give him just that bit of independence – like most 16 year-olds they enable him to do his own thing. But it is the friendships at Lifeworks he gets most out of.

He has Global Development Delay, which sees him go through life generally very happy, but he can repeatedly ask the same questions and needs to be constantly occupied. Whilst is hard to say, it is nice to be able to have a break from caring when he goes to Lifeworks. 

I recommend Lifeworks to everyone that I meet – even in the supermarket. Lifeworks is an amazing thing – the staff and the people, the volunteers. It has been good for the whole family. If we didn’t have Lifeworks anymore it would be very upsetting. It has been so good for Dan.”

FRESH NEWS

October Holiday Bubbles

October Holiday Bubbles taking place at Lupton House Estate and Torre Abbey in small group Bubbles - Booking Now

A Young Volunteer Blogs

Lucy’s August blog in her own words - baked treats, outings and looking to the future

Big Decision – Choosing Residential Care for your Child

Our blog explores two parents’ journey through Lifeworks services as they take the decision to make the transition from short break respite care to full

Happy Birthday Robins!

As Robins turns 21 we look back to its beginnings and what makes is so special

Lucy’s July Blog

Lucy blogs in her own words about life after lockdown and a new, easy mug cake recipe.

Summer Holiday Bubbles Launched

This Summer's Holiday provision taking place at Brixham's Lupton House Estate in small group Bubbles - Booking Now

A Young Volunteer’s lockdown blog Part III

Lucy's June blog in her own words, along with a yummy banana bread recipe.

What we love about Breaking the Barrier

Hear from a family about what Breaking the Barrier means to them.

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CoronavirusDue to the social distancing measures of Coronavirus not all of Lifeworks services are running as they usually do.

Our residential services, Robins and Sesame, continue to run and have provided a safe home for the residents. Unfortunately, we have had to stop the short stay service at Robins for the time being. Our specialist College was closed for the Easter holidays but has now re-opened for a small number of students. Community Projects’ in-person services have been put on hold but the team have been very creative, launching Safe-Space a new online platform to provide a much-needed service to young people who are feeling isolated at home.

We are still working our way through these times where there is uncertainty and we are responding to guidance and instruction as information is sent to us. We look forward to the time when we can re-instate all of our services but the safety and wellbeing of our service users, families and staff is our top priority always.

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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