The Inclusion Project is an innovative initiative that promotes a healthy, social and active lifestyle for young adults with learning difficulties. The emphasis is for participants to be included into the local community.
Post education life can be an abyss for people with learning difficulties, it can be difficult to find activities during week days that will facilitate the lifestyle that young adults desire. The Inclusion Project is set to solve this issue.
The Inclusion Project is funded through direct payments that people with Learning Disabilities are allocated by their social workers. We charge in line with what the standard direct payment hourly rate is in the local area. Our costs can also be privately funded.
Participants will be collected and dropped home by a Group Leader at a time arranged from the timetable.
Participants will be on a 3:1 ratio; 3 participants to one Group Leader. Or 1:1 - more information on this is available in our Welcome Pack.
Watch our video to find out more about The Inclusion Project.
The Inclusion Project is incredibly proud to announce that Simon Jackson-Turner and his work with The Inclusion Project, have won an award at The Hertfordshire Care Awards 2017 - Outstanding Achievement in Learning Disability Support. This is a huge honour for us, thank you to everyone for their continued love and support.
The Inclusion Project is aimed at young adults aged 16-30 years old, with a second 30 years old and plus group. Both male and female participants are welcome.
We run 7 days a week covering different activities on different days and evenings. Participants can select which days they attend, and can take part in 1 or all 7 days.
We were founded and are led by Simon Jackson-Turner - Simon has won the 2017 Hertfordshire Outstanding Achievement in Learning Disability Support Award and 2015’s Hertfordshire Disability Coach of the Year Award. The team of Group Leaders whom lead the sessions at The Inclusion Project are
experienced in their own right and this can all be seen in their Group Leader Profiles. Click here to view our team.
Our timetable and activities are very flexible and we listen to our participants and guardians on what specific activities in the community that they would like to take part in.
Bowling, Gym, Swimming, Mini Golf, Cinema, Trampolining, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Social Group - Xbox, Playstation, Darts, Board Games, Arts and Crafts, Pool, Snooker, Football Golf, Pitch and Putt Golf, 9 Hole Golf, 18 Hole Golf, Quasar - Laser Tag, Discos, Meals in Restaurants, Picnics, Rounders, Cricket, Performing Arts, Music, Dog Walking, Hiking, Pantomimes, Shows, Trips to London, Trips to Brighton, Theme Parks, Zoos, Museums and plenty more. We are always open to requests and new ideas, so please share them with us and we would love to add them to our list of activities.
We are proud to be part of local projects to help our respective local communities, these projects also offer valuable life skills for our participants and experience that can hopefully aid them in achieving what they would like to do next in life. Examples of these projects include - Colney Heath Recycling Project, Football Club Retail Skills, Grow Cheshunt Gardening Project, Charity Shops, Welwyn Garden City Boxing Club and plenty more. We are always looking for more ways to help our local community, so if you have any ideas, then please let us know.
We pride ourselves on not being a service that simply 'maintains' our participants, but one which appropriately challenges them to progress how they would like to. We work with our Participants on 3 social targets that are reviewed and progressed twice a year, these social targets are formed from the participant, their family and the support network around them, these social targets are then worked on by the participant and our team of Group Leaders to enable social progression. We are also very proud to be an official Mencap Gateway Award Provider, which is an award which provides our participants the opportunity to learn employability skills, which can be worked on with us at The Inclusion Project and then added to their CV.
Once we have received your Online Participant Enrolment Form, we will be in contact to arrange a visit or free taster session.
Office Hours - Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Session Hours - Everyday: 9am - 10pm
We are proud to be registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission for our support at home sessions.
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