We know that developing independence is very important for people, and New Directions has always had sessions dedicated to helping people develop their independent living skills and safe risk-taking.
We are now very excited to have our own life-skills centre to help support people to develop their skills.
Our new bungalow is on the University site on the edge of Stafford. It is an excellent resource with a fully fitted kitchen, as well as teaching areas and gardens. We believe it is the first purpose-made facility of its kind amongst day opportunities providers in Staffordshire, and, following a complete refurbishment in February 2019, now allows us to teach a whole range of independent-living skills.
So, whether it is teaching practical skills such as cooking, budgeting or food safety, supporting people to have healthy lifestyles, or encouraging them to participate in project groups, New Directions can support individuals to develop their independence, risk awareness, and choice-making skills, and ensure they continue to play a valued part in the community.
1 The Bungalow
(Please be aware this is a new postcode and may not show on Sat Navs - ST18 0AD brings you to the University Campus which we are on - just ask at the security lodge - you can see a map of our location here https://www.streetcheck.co.uk/postcode/st180xq)