‘Life-changing’ service for adults with learning disabilities to open in Corby

‘Life-changing’ service for adults with learning disabilities to open in Corby

A ‘life-changing’ day service to maximise the potential of people with learning disabilities will be available in Corby later this year.

Brookside, an award-winning provider of day services and opportunities to help adults live independent lives will open a centre of excellence in Corby Old Village in May.

The High Street building, the former home of quirky boutique Much Loved, boasts a huge workshop and a selection of smaller rooms perfect for group activities, project work and development sessions. There is also a split outdoor space which will be used by clients to grow and manage plants and produce and a sensory garden.

Members of the public will be able to purchase items manufactured by users of the centre as part of a social enterprise scheme.

Rebecca Robinson, service manager at Brookside, said:

“There is a huge demand in the community for inclusive, outcome-led services. By working with a person and their circle of support we can promote and support independence, life skills and contribute to planning for the future. We look at the bigger picture and try to work with everyone involved to make sure people get the opportunity to maximise their potential and be the best they can be.”

The fully accessible 4000 sq. ft  ground floor building, has the capacity for 30 sessions to be held every day, themed around helping users, aged between 18 and 65, build independence, develop friendships and grow in confidence. Staff are dedicated to improving health and wellbeing and providing opportunities for ‘real-world’ work experience.

Rebecca added:

“We recognise that each person has individual outcomes and aspirations. We do not offer generic support, it is all bespoke. I feel that by working with our clients and empowering individuals to make decisions and take risks, we are able to see people succeed every day.”

Brookside already caters for adults with learning disabilities from its existing centre in Market Square, Northampton. Providing a modern environment with areas for activities and quiet reflection along with social spaces for communal times, it is hoped the Corby centre will mirror the success of the Northampton facility, which was awarded the Regional Healthcare Project of the Year in 2017.

Shoaib Arshid Choudary, managing director of Brookside, said: “We are delighted to announce our plans to open this new facility in the north of the county and look forward to creating state-of-the art facilities incorporating cutting-edge technology and putting people at the centre of our designs.

“We aim to be progressive, technologically advanced and move with the ever-changing environment. Seeing people succeed is the driving force behind what we do. If we can replicate what we have achieved in Northampton then we will be happy. We also work to manufacture and sell goods. The building will act as a centre of creativity and enterprise, giving people real-life work skills.

“Celebrating achievement is an important part of what we do and when things don’t go quite as planned, we are able to embrace this and use this as another tool in our journey to succeed.”

Brookside is recruiting staff for a number of positions. Anyone interested in finding out more can email: info@brooksidedaycentre.com or call 01604 400400.


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