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Support, Learning and Development

The learning and support from Skills Tank 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.

The adult you care for will enjoy a wide variety of engaging and practical activities, and it is through these they will learn new skills, and maintain existing ones. Our programme ranges from communication sessions to community participation, and creative and cultural activities through to social skills and social enterprises.

The skills are taught through various activities.  For example, a cookery session where students would experiment with recipes, choose a particular dish for a cultural occasion and be encouraged to undertake the whole cooking experience.  From choosing the recipe and costing and sourcing the ingredients, they create the whole dish.  Students learn to work as a team, whilst improving their communication and social interaction too. 

The learning process includes communication, making choices, community inclusion and health and safety awareness. Interacting in the community will teach students road safety awareness, social inclusion and help build confidence.

Examples of the learning opportunities include:

  • Life skills
  • Making choices
  • Health and hygiene
  • Sport, leisure and recreation
  • Home skills/cookery/nutrition
  • Community life
  • Staying safe
Creative Studies
  • Craft and design
  • Gardening and conservation
  • Car wash/social enterprises
  • Information technology
  • Woodcraft/social enterprises
Communication and Awareness
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Taking responsibility
  • Communication
  • Self-awareness and self-image
  • Music therapy
  • Confidence building
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Holistic health
  • Improving/moderating behaviours

Please feel free to contact our Admissions/Transitions Team on 0121 308-6555 to discuss how Skills Tank may be able to help.  

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