Life with our daughter Kelly has led us to have an extensive personal understanding of the needs of young people with learning and physical disabilities. Like many parents in our situation, we made use of the mainstream support and education available to Kelly up to the age of 21, but we have always wanted her to get the most out of life and so supplemented this with exciting personalised activities, such as skiing and sailing, which Kelly particularly enjoys.
This approach worked successfully for many years, but when Kelly became a young adult, we became frustrated and disheartened by the limits of the options open to her. We did not want her progress to stop and decided to set up our own company, Enabling Activities, to provide Kelly and young people like her with opportunities to develop physically and cognitively and, most importantly, to enjoy life for the years to come. We want to enable the young people that come to us to lead full and active lives and Enabling Activities offers a range of exciting and exhilarating day activities to achieve that end.
We both have an enhanced DBS check and are qualified in first aid.
At Enabling Activities Ltd we rely on the skills, commitment and experience of our team of Enablers. Our staff are friendly & approachable professionals dedicated to the well-being, enjoyment and advancement of our customers. All have extensive experience in supporting those with learning and physical disabilities and are DBS checked (enhanced), trained in first aid and able to use the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)as well as basic Makaton. All have relevant NVQ’s up to level 5 and undergo additional training as necessary.
The Enablers also have a variety of additional individual qualifications and skills. Our current staff base includes a qualified teacher with considerable experience delivering Functional Skills Maths and English; a Cub leader, experienced in woodland crafts; an assistant Beaver leader, who has worked on delivering the Duke of Edinburgh award and introducing a Forest Schools’ programme to a local high school, and a highly qualified engineer, who has worked as a safety, health and security advisor, but also has considerable experience as a volunteer working with people with learning disabilities, including on residentials.
We understand because we are parents as well as providers and can work with you to create a individualised programme.
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You are welcome to visit us (by appointment) or we’ll visit you to discuss your needs with no obligation.
We also offer free taster days.
Enabling Activities Ltd Company no 11367228
Registered address: BelAir 4 Barn Bank Lane, Stafford, ST17 9HF