Community Prospects CIC Limited – Why Did This New Day Provision Come Into Being?

“A passionate desire to beat the trend of continual, often ferocious cuts in the number of day provision places available to adults who learn differently drives the opening of a brand new ‘not for profit’ provision”

Beating the trend of big funding changes that continually reduce the number of vocational learning places available to adults 16+ with a learning difficulty, learning disability, brain injury, mental health or autism (adults who learn differently) is the aim of this new ‘not for profit’ community interest company (CIC).

To thwart some of the impact of continually reducing services, the directors of Care First Limited have launched a totally new day provision via a brand new ‘not for profit’ community interest company (CIC) called Community Prospects CIC Limited.

Having witnessed, on many occasions over the past 20 years, adults who learn differently enjoying greater independence, their lives benefiting from improved wellbeing and seeing them relishing more life choices – beating funding changes is absolutely imperative to the directors of Care First Limited.

“It is our belief that, adults who learn differently can enjoy; greater independence, improved wellbeing and many more life choices as well as make massive strides forward with their lives and achieve outcomes they and their carers initially thought were beyond them” says Neil Thorogood Director of Finance and Business Development.

Chris Winter CEO adds,With patience, belief and guidance, everybody can learn, everybody can participate and everybody can contribute to making this world a happier place.”

Community Prospects CIC Limited’s focus will be on encouraging service users to be more independent by:

  • conquering disbeliefs through moments of triumph
  • turning a can’t do attitude into a can do belief
  • fulfilling greater life choices through increased confidence and
  • enjoying greater wellbeing by sampling the delights of satisfaction when completing the many projects on offer

How do we do this?

By using our 20 years of experience gained delivering fun, practical and absorbing learning opportunities in bite sized chunks that interest and engage the learner, allowing them to learn at their own pace in a non-academic way.

To learn more about what’s available and where, who it’s for and who it’s not suitable for, and to look up timing and projects available, please mouse over to www.communityprospects.org.uk.

Thank you.

Brand Spanking New Day Provision is Cranking Up Some Astonishing Student Activity

Right now, nature is getting ready for winter and Community Prospects CIC students are beavering away creating insect hotels and hedgehog homes on Monday and Tuesday mornings.

You get a great looking product that helps nature beat the winter challenge and the students get that wonderful sense of satisfaction as well as learning some new problem solving, communication and safe working skills.  To order yours call Del on 0121 358 8164.

As autumn gradually fades into winter, our roads get dirtier and dirtier; something that Community Prospects students are just relishing because Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are all about car valeting – dirty cars in and squeaky clean cars out.

It takes some careful teamwork to get the inside hoovered, the outside washed and then the whole car finished ready for its proud owner to drive away, especially now word has got out and there’s a queue!  But it’s not just about teamwork – there’s some careful planning, some cleaning products procurement involved and lots of team communication.

It’s turning into a fun week, so far nature has been given a helping hand, cars have been washed and there’s still half a week left.

“I like coming here because it’s exciting and it’s something good to do” says Craig S.

Nick H exclaims “I love it!”.

Glendon T says “It’s helped me to concentrate and get on with other people better”.

Now in the other half of the week there’s furniture restoration, personal development sessions, cycle maintenance and some craft and design and there’s more to come!

Beating the trend of big funding changes that continually reduce the number of vocational learning places available to adults 16+ with a learning difficulty, learning disability, brain injury, mental health or autism (adults who learn differently) is really starting to pay off.  Yes, we had 20 years’ experience to call upon, but you never know if a new venture will work. With 77 of the 100 available places filled, Community Prospects CIC is well on its way.

But and it’s a very big but, it’s not about us it’s all about helping adults who learn differently find a better place in their world with more choices, learn in an environment they feel comfortable and welcome in, as well as make new friends whilst broadening their horizons.

George B says “It’s encouraged me to express myself”.

“It’s helped my confidence” says Natalie Samantha W.

Sintero C expains “It helps me take my mind away from problems I may have elsewhere”.

To see what you or the adult you care for could be doing, just call Del directly on 0121 358 8164 or visit www.communityprospects.org.uk.

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Community Prospects CIC Up Running and in Action

 

New Day Provision Aimed At Reversing the Reducing Number of Day Provision Opportunities Is Virtually Full In Less Than 6 Weeks!

Such is the popularity of our day services for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, places for our week day provision workshops are now growing scarce. It’s incredible, but 73 of the 100 available places have been filled within only 6 weeks.

Community Prospects CIC Limited is a brand new ‘not for profit’ organisation that’s been formed to create 100 vocational learning places for adults aged 16+ with a learning difficulty, learning disability, brain injury, mental health illness or autism (adults who learn differently).

Community ProspectsIts aim is to beat the trend of big funding chances which continually reduce vocation learning/day provision places available for adults who learn differently. These cuts continually take away their chance to enjoy great independence in life, improved wellbeing and more life choices.

Neil Thorogood, Director of Finance and Business Development says “It is our belief that adults who learn differently can make massive strides forward with their lives and achieve outcomes they and their carers initially thought were beyond them, by attending vocational, practical and fun day provisions”.

He adds “our day provision is designed to create greater independence, improved wellbeing and many more life choices”.

Improved self-belief has a big impact on greater independence and we build this through conquering the disbelief that things can’t be done.

car valetingTaking a practical and fun approach to a day provision that includes woodcraft, bike maintenance, and arts and crafts, as well as car valeting and personal development helps to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘can do’ because it conquers disbelief. It’s all achieved by involving the students, trusting them and teaching through help and guidance.

They can stand back and say “Yes, I built that bird box”, “Yes I helped to rebuild that bike”, “Yes, I feel fitter” and “Yes, I helped to turn that dirty car into a gleaming clean machine that put a big satisfied smile on the owners face”.

At Community Prospects CIC Limited, our belief is that once you believe you can, you can and your world changes – we’re watching worlds change.

If you have a family member who is 16+ and learns differently, is without provision and would like to change their world, then visit www.communityprospects.org.uk or call Del directly on 0121 358 8164.

Don’t delay, as 73 of the 100 available places have gone.