Taunton based Compass Disability who provide services for adults with learning disabilities have a new base in the heart of Taunton with the creation of Compass Everyday.
The closure of the Six Acres facility in Taunton at the end of March 2019 meant families were faced with finding other options to meet the needs of their loved ones.
Richard Pitman, CEO has told Tone News: “Following the success of our weekly social evenings, for those with learning disabilities and/or autism, it was a natural next step to fill the gap Six Acres left by offering daytime opportunities for those whose needs not met by other providers.
However, it was vital to us to deliver a service shaped around the needs and aspirations of our service users so after consulting with families, Compass Everyday was created.”
The service was pleased to receive a positive first audit from Somerset County Council where those attending have been experiencing lots of activities in the community including: library visits, shopping, train rides, and taking in the amazing countryside we have locally.
Weekly themes are adapted to suit each customers’ ability and preferences including art/craft, sensory, food/cookery and outside experiences.
The next phase of service developments will focus on learning and skills development for those with learning disabilities and/or autism to meet individuals’ personal development goals and aspirations towards increasing independence and confidence.
If you would like to find out more about details about the service, provided by compass Disability, please call 01823 762559
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