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Acorn Day Opportunities Ltd

Every day at Acorn Day Opportunities individuals are given the autonomy to choose from an extensive variety of enjoyable activities designed to benefit their minds and bodies; our community is built on the premise of developing each service user’s self-confidence and social aptitude through interaction and individual achievement.

We run three services:

  1. Option 1: One-to-one support
  2. Option 2: Supervision and minimal support
  3. Option 3: Drop-in service

(See below for details or visit our website)

Acorn Day Opportunities is a developmental Day Learning Centre for individuals between 18-65 with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, challenging behaviours, mental health disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

At ADO we have excellent resources offering a wide range of community based activities whilst maintaining a focus on developing the individuals practical skills and education, whatever their ability.

To ensure we provide our clients with the highest standard of care possible our staff are regularly presented with in-house training opportunities and encouraged to gain extra-accredited qualifications.

ADO is registered with two educational boards: ASDAN (Award Scheme Developmental and Accreditation) and WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee) who issue nationally recognised certificates and externally evaluate a portfolio completed by the service user.

We have a trained cook on our premises who caters to the needs of our service users. We offer vegetarian and halal options to make sure all preferences are met to a high standard. All service users have access to the kitchen and can be supported in its use.
We understand that because of personal preference and ability that some service users won’t be interested or able to take part in certain activities, for this reason we offer a wide range of activities both indoor and outdoor to provide options to cater for all, including:

Arts and crafts, beauty sessions, bowling, computer classes, cooking classes, cycling, day trips, local farm visits, maths and english classes, movie time, museum visits, music and dance sessions, music therapy, indoor hydro-pool (jacuzzi), outdoor gym and volunteering opportunities at a local garden scheme.

Our new drop in service has been tailored specifically for those who are interested in taking part in full day, morning or afternoon sessions, and would be accompanied by a carer/PA. Food and travel can be added in as optional extras for this service.

Option 1: £15.50 per hour

We recommend the Option 1 package for service users who need 1-2-1 level support to participate in community integration and centre based activities

This contractual package would provide you:

  • A qualified and trained member of staff on a 1-2-1 basis
  • Pick up and drop offs at no extra cost
  • Structured community based activities
  • Centre based activities
  • A safe and controlled environment
  • Quality assurance
  • Lunch/snacks at no extra cost
  • Hydro-pool (Jacuzzi) at no extra cost
  • Option 2: £10.71 per hour

We recommend the Option 2 package for service users who do not require 1-2-1 support and would like to access community integration and centre based activities with supervision and a minimal level of support (based on the outcome of an intital assessment).

This contractual package would provide you:

  • Pick up and drop off at no extra cost
  • Structured community based activities
  • Centre based activities
  • Supervision and minimum level of support from our qualified staff
  • A safe and controlled environment
  • Lunch/snacks at no extra cost
  • Hydro-pool (Jacuzzi) at no extra cost
  • Option 3: £35 per day

Our new drop in service has been tailored soecifically for those who are interested in taking part in full day, morning or afternoon sessions and would be accompanied by a carer/PA. There are both recreational and educational activites within the centre from Monday-Saturday 10:00-15:00.

If required we can offer a pick up and drop off service for those in need, this service will start from £5 each way. Once at the centre transport to outdoor activities will not be at any additional cost.

Lunch can be provided for a nominal fee and all dietary requirements catered for.

Who to contact

Telephone

E-mail
info@acorndayopportunities.co.uk
Website
Acorn

Where to go

Name
Acorn Day Opportunities Ltd
Address
Unit 11a
22 Sutherland Road
Walthamstow,
London
Postcode
E17 6JE

Other Details

Costs

Details
Costs apply

Availability

Referral Details

We accept referrals from:

• Social Services LD teams, as well as health professionals.

• Private (Fee paying) customers

• Adults who receive Direct Payments, Individual Budgets or Independent Living Funds

Adults must be aged 18 and over. The centre has wheelchair access on the ground floor only. We can accept people from all boroughs within the M25. Service users will have a member of staff appropriate to their care needs.

 

Other notes
We welcome all adults with learning disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health needs, physical disability, sensory impairment and challenging behaviour between the ages of 18yrs - 65yrs and endeavour to meet their individual needs.
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