Supporting you to live the life you want

Supporting you

We work on an individual basis with you and your circle of support to develop personal plans and help you to do the things that are important to you.

We can offer help with:

  • Exploring choices and options
  • Understanding your rights
  • Having your voice heard
  • Joining in community activities 
  • Gaining new skills
  • Exploring volunteering and job opportunities
  • Improving physical health
  • Signposting services and information

Leisure

We have regular social activities, from drop-in lunches twice a week to Saturday Circuits, Afternoon Tea and our Annual Para Olympics.

Our Wednesday monthly social evening is very popular and activities range from Discos and Karaokes, nights out in Eastleigh and Southampton Bowling and visiting Sprinkles Gelato, as well as river walks and trips to the local pub and restaurants in Winchester.

We provide a safe, relaxed and welcoming environment to meet people, have fun and build confidence.

During the holidays we run day trips around Hampshire.  If you have any ideas of good places to visit please let us know.

Click here to visit our What’s On page for our full calendar line-up of events.

We can also help you explore new hobbies and discover new groups.

Many of our members also join Blue Apple Theatre for dance and drama classes and performances

Person Centred Plan

  • Our Person Centred Planning facilitators listen to you and the
    people who support you
  • Help you think about what you would like to do with your life.
  • help you to start your own person centred plan and set up a circle
    of support.
  • Find the right people to help you
  • signpost you to information and advice.


This will enable you to follow your dreams, solve problems, and live your life

how you want to.

Click here for more information on Person Centred Reviews – from Helen Sanderson Associates

Please download our PCP  referral form here.  pcp_referral_form_hampshire

Safer Places

The Safer Places scheme is to help people when they go out. Sometimes when you go out things can happen and you may need help but there is no one around to ask.   You might have lost your bus pass or someone has been unkind and you feel upset and afraid.  A Safe Place is somewhere you can go to for help if this ever happens to you.

How can a safe place help?

You can apply to receive a Safer Places card.  You can write up to 2 numbers of people you would want the Safe Place to contact if something happened whilst you were out and about.

If you ever feel confused, frightened or need help when you are out you can go into any place that is open and showing the Safe Place logo.

Staff at the Safe Place will listen to you and try to help. They can use your Safer Place card to contact someone else for you if it is not something they can help with.

Where are the safe places?

Safer Places is running in Winchester, Bishops Waltham and Alresford as well as in other parts of Hampshire.   Safe Places have a sticker in the window or have the logo displayed to let you know they are a Safe Place.

Safe Places are all places that are open to the public such as shops, offices
or public buildings.

If you would like a card or to know more about the scheme please
contact us.

Smoothie Bike

Go Smoothie project supports adults with a learning disability to run a pedal powered Smoothie Bike at parties, fairs and events.

The project promotes social and work skills, food hygiene and money handling.  It is also a great way to reinforce healthy messages regarding the benefits of fresh fruit, exercise and sustainable energy in a unique and engaging way.

Summer events have included the Winchester Ukulele Festival, St Cross Summer Fair and Osborne School Fair.

The team definitely add the fun factor to almost any event!   Please contact us  if you would like to be involved in the Go Smoothie project or to book us for an event you are running.

Work

Winchester  Go LD believes that everyone who wants a job, deserves the chance to have one.

Less than 1 in 5 people with a learning disability work (compared with 1 in 2 disabled people generally), but we know that at least 65% of people with a learning disability want to work.

Go Work looks at what skills you already have, how you can improve those skills and learn new ones

  • We can offer you support in looking and applying for jobs and prepare for interviews.
  • We can offer you support by accompanying you to interviews.
  • We can also offer support to you if you would like to volunteer.  This could help you to become more employable or you may decide to become self-employed


Are you an employer looking for staff?


You may be interested to know that research from the Joseph Rowntree Trust shows that people with learning disabilities are generally reliable, more likely to stay with one employer for a long time and tend to take less time off.
Please contact us so that we can work with you on 01962 873608 or email info@winchestergold.org.uk.

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