Social Activities

Doing what you enjoy is what makes life worth living, so we take your fun seriously! Whether you want to get out and about more, try something new, make new friends or learn a new skill, we’ll give you all the support you need to make it happen.

The benefits of taking up a social activity

Our Social and Leisure Activities service supports adults with a learning disability in Leeds to do things that are meaningful to them. We help you to learn new skills, develop your talents, connect to the community, and simply have fun!

As well as boosting happiness, social and leisure activities are perfect for keeping you physically and mentally active, meaning they are also beneficial to your health. 

Our service supports you to live the life you want to lead, provides meaning and fulfilment, improves overall wellbeing and builds a sense of belonging.

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We’ll find activities to suit you

There are lots of opportunities in Leeds for adults with learning disabilities to get involved, and because we’re local we know what’s going on in the area: night clubs, social events, art classes, theatre and more. Our social activities are as individual as you, so we’re certain we’ll find something that’s a good fit.

How we help with social activities

We provide highly individualised support that’s tailored to your needs, strengths and interests, whilst carefully considering any areas of risk. We know everyone is different, so we take the time to get to know you and develop your support around the things you find meaningful and enriching. We’ll focus on activities that suit you best, and give you the perfect level of support to enable you to enjoy them to the fullest.

One to one activities

From day trips to the seaside to watching a film at the cinema, a day out in Leeds or a swim at a local pool, our 1-1 activity service for adults with learning disabilities is about enabling you to do the things you enjoy best. We build strong connections with the people we support – we have fun together and enjoy each other’s company.

Group activities

Group activities are a great way to meet local people and make new friends, whilst developing existing skills or even learning new ones. From gardening groups to drama clubs, arts and crafts to fitness classes, cooking lessons to language courses, there are hundreds of group activities we can connect you with or arrange on your behalf.

Escorting to activities

There might be an activity that you already enjoy attending yourself, but you need some support getting there. If this is the case we can simply escort you, promptly and reliably (by car or on the bus), to and from your chosen group. 

Why are social activities important?

Getting involved in an activity, whether as part of a group or with 1-1 support, is a great opportunity to learn new skills, raise self-esteem, make new friends and improve quality of life. For some people, it’s also a chance to express ideas and emotions that may be difficult to talk about or communicate.

Our Social Activities support is simply about supporting you to do the things that you enjoy, so you can live the life you want to lead.

If you’d like more information about social and leisure activities for adults with learning disabilities in Leeds, you can simply complete our contact form. Or, if you’d prefer an informal chat, just give us a call.

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