Ross one of Skills Tanks Senior Learner Assistants oversees the Barr Beacon project. It is his vision, hard work and dedication that has enabled this project to come so far in not only rejuvenating the green space but in creating a place where students can flourish. “I think the students appreciate the outdoors more, they […]
“He was obviously capable of doing it before, but he just needed something like this to break his shell,” says Connor a Skills Tank Learner Assistant. Connor has been working with Jahid (22), a student at Care First who has a moderate-severe learning disability, for over a year. He has seen him grow and develop […]
Photos on the walls inside Barr Beacon Lodge show the site before the project began and at many stages as the project progresses. The other walls have nature scenes painted on them helping to create the ‘out in the country’ feeling inside. Sat at a table, facing a handsomely painted deer on the wall Claire, […]
It was a bright sunny, relatively warm Monday morning with bright yellow daffodils rising above the weeds to soak up the early March sun, when students and staff of Care First Management Services Limited’s, Skills Tank first arrived at Barr Beacon Lodge, an overgrown, run down and underused site. The site, now shared with CareFirst’s […]
Scott’s smooth transition saved a lot of stress, strain, and frustration, would you like to achieve the same?
Late morning on a leafy overcast autumn November day Scott and his mum attended a transition event at Scott’s school, Oscott Manor. They came with one goal; to get a grasp of transitioning Scott from school into an adult service the following summer. The school widely publicises the importance of transition and every year invites […]
The calming effect that Chris’s courses have had has been marvellous. Brendan is now happy in himself and also happy to mix with people. Care First, established in 1996, specialises in developing adults with learning difficulties/disabilities, mental health, challenging behaviour and autism. In fact, any adult who learns differently. For many of these adults the […]
Skills Tank’s focus is purely and simply on giving adults 16+ with learning disabilities/difficulties and behaviour that challenges a better, brighter more fulfilled life through no pressure, fun and practical education and activities – come and see James’s mum testimonial.
In Melissa’s words, Since coming to care first, I have learnt lots of new things, made new friends and I’ve become more independent and more confident. It’s a great place to come. Mum says; Care first has been great for her. Two years ago Melissa left school, unfortunately, Melissa and her family felt let down […]