St. Albans and Harpenden Friendship Scheme gives carers a breaks and enables adults with a learning disability to access the community through leisure and social activities.
The Friendship Scheme volunteers enable an adult with a learning disability to meet friends, make new friends and gain in confidence. The scheme gives people the opportunity to enjoy a pastime or leisure activity.
This gives carers a break, knowing that the person they care for is looked after and enjoying themselves.
Quote “Comes home happy, and this makes life happy at home”
One to One - recruits volunteers on a 1 to 1 basis to enable adults with a learning disability to access the community through leisure and social activities.
The Friendship Club - helps people who are harder to find a volunteer for to take part in community leisure activities. Volunteers are supported by the Coordinator. Meets once a month in Harpenden and St. Albans.
Art Group - enables adults with learning disabilities to meet others and enjoy arts and crafts in a relaxed yet exciting and hands on creative group. Activities include working with colour, art from around the world (for example, aboriginal paintings), puppet-making, card making and mosaic work. Meets on Fridays 10.00am - 12.30pm in Harpenden.
Fit for Fun! - A gentle and fun exercise and movement session with a healthy eating session. Meet every two weeks on a Tuesday 6.00pm - 8.00pm in St. Albans.