These are some of our most popular activities but we are always adding to these.
Our Drama Workshops
Our Drama workshops are extremely popular and a lot of fun. Drama is a great way to help people improve their confidence, develop their communication skills and contribute to a team, and our weekly drama workshops continue to support people to develop their personal skills. In addition to our weekly workshops we aim to perform at least two amazing productions each year to family and friends. Our performances are always a lot of fun, and we get everyone involved in creating the incredible scenery and costumes.
Our Active Sessions
For people with outcomes around getting fit, enjoying the outdoors, or participating in sports, the active groups at New Directions Support are ideal. Our weekly sessions provide a structured timetable of local rambles, keep fit, and sports throughout the year. We also include regular visits to places of interest and we hold an annual Barbecue at Cannock Chase which is always a firm favourite. Our partnership with a local community-sports centre and gym means that we were able to continue meeting people’s individual outcomes in the winter months.
Our Art Groups
Art is a firm favourite for many of our service users, and we work hard to ensure that anything produced is of a high standard, so that people can be justifiably proud of their work.
Working under the guidance of our talented staff our service users have continued to produce a wide array of amazing art, using different mediums, and we regularly exhibit service-user art in local exhibitions and venues.
Our Technology Sessions
New Directions has always had a passion for new technology and we run a dedicated technology group. The group members have undertaken a wide variety of activities such as photography, computer coding, animation, 3-d printing, and robotics and the session is a firm favourite with people.
The Project 6 Group
Our Project 6 group is a user led project group who plan and organise different events. The group also make their own artwork, publicity and use craft and needlework to help decorate events, and use IT to assist them. It's a great way for people to develop project planning and practical skills and the group is based at our Life Skills Bungalow.
One of our most popular resources at New Directions is our own in-house workshop which situated at The Hub in Eastgate Street, Stafford. This multi-functional space is an amazing hub of creation and the base for our Technology, “Toolbox” and Woodwork sessions. Led by the workshop coordinator, the New Direction staff have supported people in a wide range of design and construction project over the last year. A wide range of high quality products have been produced, often mirroring an individual’s own interests, and enabling them to develop skills and proficiencies with the appropriate staff support and instruction.
The Life-skills Centre.
As more emphasis is put on developing people’s independence, New Directions has continued to develop its own in-house resources and training around Life Skills and safe risk taking, and we now have our own dedicated purpose-made building in which to do this.
To see which activities run on which days please see our timetable page