ASPiRES is a day service with
a difference for people with
learning & physical disabilities
Here at ASPiRES, we pride ourselves in giving individuals an opportunity to feel valued, build their confidence, self-worth and a place they can express themselves through the world of work.
We are unlike most day services in our local area as we offer sheltered work experience with real working contracts with real customers.
The day starts with working on our contracts. There is always a variety of jobs to be done and an opportunity for everyone to have a go at each task.
We have two tea breaks, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. There is a choice of tea, coffee or squash plus a cheeky biscuit. Lunch isn't provided, so a packed lunch is needed.
After lunch, we have free time. This part of the day is for service users to spend their time as they wish but if we have an urgent deadline for a contract we do return to work till afternoon break.
What to expect in a day at ASPiRES
ASPiRES is aimed at the higher ability group, who can work independently with guidance or none at all.
One of our goals is to help the people who are of the ability, to get into mainstream work.
This could be full-time employment or to volunteer on the days they aren't at ASPiRES. Over the years we have become very successful in this aspect. Some of our service users currently volunteer at charity shops, coffee mornings and supermarkets. Some have even be lucky enough to get into paid employment.
In free time to aid them, we would help complete application forms, CV's or even hold mock interviews to build confidence in answering questions.
What ASPiRES can offer you?
We understand that this isn't an option for all of our service users, but none the less they still have the opportunity to gain new skills and build on their current knowledge.
In the afternoons, we have educational games or work one on one if anyone is wanting to improve on a specific subject. This could be reading, writing or how to use the computer.
How to join us
Our service users are either referred to us through social services or come to us privately.
If you need a referral, please speak with your social worker and they will be able to take your request further.
Alternatively, if you would like to join privately please get in touch to arrange a meeting. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have to.