●● Independence is the key sessions

Our independence is the key service, focuses on improving client’s independence and to ensure they are less reliant on others. This is a popular service as people with disability engages in various activities of daily living necessary for independent living.

The various classes under the independence is the key includes:

Cooking and baking – using the oven and burners safely.
Laundry and ironing – Loading, emptying, spreading, folding and hanging
Cleaning and tidying up – Safely using the hoover and cleaning materials
Shopping and money management – Going to the shop or safely shopping online.
Bills payments – Going to the local post office and bank to pay bills

●● Say it out sessions (Emotional support group)

We know that there is a lot going on that you sometimes chose to keep inside, due to due to various factors e.g. fear of how it would be taken either by family members or professionals.

You do not have to worry as our “say it out session” is designed to help.

We run a bi weekly emotional support session facilitated by a qualified counselor where you can speak your mind and get advice and support. This is a group session where you can speak and listen to others speak as well. One to one session is also available if be required.

●● Be safe session (Emotional support group)

We are conversant with the provision of the Care Act 2014, in relation to safeguarding vulnerable people. Therefore, keeping our clients safe is as important as empowering them. In view of this, our “be safe” session focuses on educating our clients on the various forms of abuse and making sure that they are aware of how to identify it, get support and report it to the relevant persons or agency. The session we run focuses on the forms of abuse listed below.

Physical abuse
Sexual abuse
Psychological/ Emotional
Financial abuse
Institutional abuse
Neglect

At the end of these sessions, we expect our clients to have a better understanding of the various types of abuse and be confident to challenge it, get support and report it accordingly.

Our “be safe” session is very popular with professionals and commissioners as it empowers clients in a different way. This is a unique service provided by LDTC as other agencies are presently not delivering this service.

●● Day Opportunities (Emotional support group)

We provide day opportunities for individuals, where they are supported to engage in activities of their choice. These activities can be within our facilities or outside as decided by the service users.

We organise day outs, where we support individuals or a group of individuals to access the community for sightseeing or visit places of interest for pleasure or to complete activities e.g. swimming, bowling, singing, movies, dancing and various other recreation activities.

Our onsite activities that includes art and craft, soft craft, drawing, painting, pottery, sewing, flower arrangement, keep fit sessions.

Our day opportunities are flexible and can be tailored to meet individual needs.

●● Support for parents and carers (Emotional support group)

Due to the challenges faced by people supporting individuals with disabilities and how having access to information and advice would help simplify the process and their responsibilities. Our support staff, are readily available to have a one to one discussion and offer the necessary advice.

If more specialist input is required, we can provide information on various statutory and voluntary organisations able to address issues of concern or deal with the queries further.

●● Support for employers (Emotional support group)

For some employers, employing people with a disability can appear daunting. However, employing someone with a disability is as straight forward as employing someone without a disability.

Statistics have shown that employing people with disability have various benefits. For example, on average, people with disabilities take less days off sick or absent from work. Another study conducted by Cardiff University showed that on average, people with learning disabilities stay three-and-a-half times longer than non-disabled
co-workers in employment.

To simplify the employment process for the employer and employee with disability, we provide the following services:

● Support employers to complete a detailed risk assessment highlighting risks and how to address risks identified.

● We complete assessment of support, the individual would need to safely complete the tasks and provide information to seek funding for this level of support. For example, support to access the building or support to set up work space.

● Tailored advice and information on how employers deal with issues they find challenging.