Skills Tank’s focuses on giving adults 16+ with learning disabilities/difficulties and behaviour that challenges a better, brighter more fulfilled life through fun, no pressure, bite sized practical education.
Support, Learning and Development
Skills Tanks learning and support has greatly helped Mr and Mrs Yaqoob they kindly wrote to us saying;
Care First’s involvement in both our son’s lives has been very positive and the help and support you have provided us has been invaluable. Please would you pass these thanks on to all the staff within Signal one and Signal two who have helped and supported our sons over the years. Thank you Care First for doing a wonderful job.
At Skills Tank the adult you care for will enjoy a wide variety of fun and practical activities, and it’s through these activities they’ll learn new skills, and maintain existing ones. Our activity programme ranges from communication sessions to community participation, from creative and cultural activities to social skills and social enterprise.
Many skills are taught or maintained in each activity for example – a cookery session. With students, who enjoy cooking and experimenting with recipes – we start with a recipe chosen by a student or a dish for a cultural or social occasion. The student is encouraged to undertake the whole process, from deciding upon the recipe, costing and sourcing the ingredients, creating the dish, and then presenting it to, and enjoying it with, fellow students.
The skills taught or maintained in this activity include communication, making choices, community inclusion, road safety awareness, health and safety awareness, food hygiene, culinary skills, social skills and confidence building. This is an example of how just one activity can start to teach so much when done in a fun, exciting and practical way.
Examples of a few of the learning opportunities you may be able to access include:
- Daily living skills
- Making choices
- Health and hygiene
- Sports and leisure
- Home skills/cookery/nutrition
- Educational community
- Keeping safe visits
- Creative craft and design
- Gardening and conservation
- Car wash social enterprise*
- Information technology
- Woodcraft social enterprise*
Communication and Awareness Skills
- Making decisions
- Solving problems
- Taking responsibility
- Self-awareness and self-image
- Music therapy
- Building greater confidence
- Improving self-esteem
- Holistic health
- Improving behaviours
Come along and talk to us, see what we provide and share your knowledge and feelings with us, bring along the adults you care for, meet the team, see what we do and experience at first hand a day at Skills Tank.
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