Online Activities for People with Learning Disabilities
Safe-Space Online is a platform where you can safely connect with other people online with Lifeworks specialist staff on hand to support you. The programme of activities is put together to help you Get Together, Get Active, Get Creative and Get Involved.
You can find out more about Safe-Space below and download the latest programme. For more information including details on how to sign up please contact the Community Projects team – we would love to hear from you!
The type of activities on safe-space
Music is good for the soul! From drumming and instrument making to discos and jamming . Join one of our online music sessions and let the rhythm and tunes flow.
Getting people moving is an important part of Safe-Space activities. We have circuits, yoga, Zumba, dance and even hula-hopping. You’ll be having so much fun you won’t even realise you’re working out!
Cooking and making food is fun and the best part is you get to eat what you create at the end. From smoothies and stir-frys to meatballs and chilli. The receipes we show you how to make are easy, healthy and tasty.
All of the activities on Safe-Space have been designed to help you feel good. However, sometimes our minds and emotions need a little bit of extra-special care. Mindfulness, counselling or simply connecting with friends online can all help you to feel better.
Safe-Space art sessions help you to express yourself whilst creating and making. From making art with materials found in nature to showing how you feel through dance. Art is a way to learn more about yourself as you make wonderful creations.
Vlogs, Blogs and making Podcasts. Our specialist digital partners have worked with Safe-Space users to help them learn new skills and have their voices heard. The online activities also help to build your confidence in the digital world we live in.
Safe Space helped me keep connected with people I wasn’t seeing in real life.
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I like Safe-Space because some of the activities keep you fit and some of them make you want to dance. At the beginning of lockdown I was devastated and a little bit angry because I didn’t get to see anyone.We had to stay inside all the time and not go out. I was able to go out with my dog but I was afraid and didn’t do it till May. I did lots of the activities—cooking, mindfulness, arts, creative dance, stamina workshops, drumming, yoga—all of it! I was buddied up with Nina and it helped a lot, we zoomed and chatted, asking questions and finding out what she was doing every day. It made me feel confident and I made her laugh which feels good. She is now my friend. I’d tell people to give it a try because if you haven’t done it before you won’t know if you like it until you try it. Do your best, it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake you can just do it again until you get it right. There are lots of people to help you succeed.
Matt – Peer Volunteer
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