We are a social, leisure and learning community for adults with learning disabilities. We are usually based at Embassy Centre, Brassey Road Winton, Bournemouth BH9 1PT
April 2021 Update;
Its been a really tough year for everyone, especially our members, and we know that people have been lonely, not been out much, haven’t seen many people or had much routine and while we want to get back to doing all those things, we all feel worried about doing that safely.
To support our members getting back to normality we are running ‘Gateway Outdoors’.
From 15th April to 18th June we will meet outdoors every Thursday and Friday between 10.30 am and 1pm at Winton Recreation Ground.
For many reasons to do with safety and Covid restrictions we feel it will be much safer to run outdoors so there is much less risk of spreading infections. Please only book for one day so we can support as many people as possible.
We will have a gazebo on the field near the cafe and will have our flag out so we will be easy to find. We will have lots of things going on but mainly we will be playing sports, making music (Laura’s Friday singalong) and learning to use computers and the internet.
You will still have to wear a mask and stay socially distanced. All the covid safety measures apply like hand washing, cleaning and not sharing equipment etc
The sessions will be free but please bring a drink or a bank card to use at the cafe. You can bring a packed lunch to eat at 12.30 or you can wait and have lunch when you get home. Please note the cafe only accepts contactless payments.
Please bring a chair or picnic blanket if you have one. Please note there are public toilets and a cafe on site but no other facilities or shelter.
We will not be providing personal or one to one support. Please bring someone with you if you need extra support.
If it is spitting we can shelter under the gazebo. If it rains hard we will cancel. If you are not sure call Anna on 07872 627301 before you leave the house. If we need to cancel due to bad weather/sickness etc we will try and contact you by phone or email and put it on our Facebook page. Please check them before you leave each day.
Spaces will be limited – please contact Anna on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. You can pop in and say hello and have a cuppa at any time but if you want to stay and join in, you will need to book.
We plan to return to our normal sessions at The Embassy Centre from 24th June onwards. This will be in line with the government lockdown easing steps. If the government changes anything, we will need to change our plans too.
If you do not know where Winton rec is here is a link to a map https://goo.gl/maps/Mw5UgGzfK7BWUFWh6
We are really looking forward to seeing you soon