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Sanford House

Address: Swindon Advocacy Movement,
Sanford House,
Swindon,
Wiltshire,
SN1 1QH

Phone: 01793 542 575

For the IMCA &IMHA service
Phone: 01793 616 562
Fax: 01793 423 124

The Shop

Address: Swindon Advocacy Movement,
The Shop,
37 Regent Street,
Swindon,
Wiltshire,
SN1 1JL

Phone: 01793 542266

For the IMCA &IMHA service
Phone: 01793 616 562
Fax: 01793 423 124

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Overview

The Buddies project is a social inclusion project for people with learning disabilities in Swindon. It is a five year project, funded by The BIG Lottery, which will come to an end in March 2017.

The aims of the Buddies project are;

  • To empower people with learning disabilities to live independently and provide ways for members to be active in the community.
  • Through spending time on the project people with learning disabilities will have increased their confidence and improved their well-being.
  • People with learning disabilities will be able to learn new skills through taking part in mainstream activities.

Who can come to the Buddies project?

The Buddies project is open to adults with a learning disability who are 18 and over.

We don’t provide support workers, so people might want to bring their own support with them. This might just be for a short time, until they feel confident to come on their own.

 

Want to join in with this project or find out more?
Please contact us on 01793 542266

What sort of things does the Buddies group do?

The Buddies group has a wide range of sessions and activities. These include;

A walking group

A men’s group

Maths and English peer support group

Eating Out Group

Short Courses on; cookery / confidence / computer skills

 

Get Connected Computer Group

This is an accessible computer group for people with learning disabilities. It’s funded by The Health Lottery and focuses on working with people from certain areas in Swindon.

What are the aims of Get Connected?

Many people with learning disabilities don’t have access to computers or the internet. There is a great deal of helpful, free information on the internet. This could be about local social / community events, health advice, or volunteer and employment information. This club supports people to learn skills to use the internet and how to find what they are looking for. It aims to give people more independence by being able to find out information for themselves. It also aims to encourage people to be more involved in the local community, by finding out what’s going on using the internet.

Who can come to Get Connected?

Like Buddies, this project is for adults with learning disabilities who are 18 and over.

 

 

 

Services

Autism & Asperger’s Advocacy

Learning Disability Advocacy Project

IMCA & IMCA DoLS

Independent Mental Health Advocacy

Independent Care Act Advocacy

Independent Support Service