"Supporting people to reshape their community"
Aebal leisure promote social inclusion and encourage everyone to get active and out into the community.
aebal leisure is a Nottingham based social support service set up to improve the lives of young adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems
Our sessions provide a much needed outlet to the community outside of the large social groups typical of day services and colleges. The service is about providing short, person-centred sessions that enable people to choose their activity and whom they would like to share it with.
We all need activities and interests outside of our working hours and that's why the service really works.
aebal connects people with similar interests and abilities and gives them the freedom and confidence to take charge of their life as opposed to feeling controlled. We are able to take down social barriers and access the community in an extremely inclusive way by supporting individuals one to one and in small friendship groups.
To put it simply: The support we provide is not about being there for the person, but being there with them.
Service users are always carefully supported but in no way patronised or overprotected. Everyone who accesses the service becomes more independent and self-confident with this type of approach.
Reasons to become involved with aebal:
- aebal leisure is helping build identities and real friendships by putting individuals at the centre of the support.
- The majority of our sessions are delivered in the evenings and at weekends which we feel is a time when individuals can often feel the most isolated.
- The sessions are extremely flexible and can be for as little as two hours with the choice to swap service options on a week to week basis.
- The sessions are also primarily one to one support and in small friendship groups of two and three and we always fully engage in the activities.
We are passionate about what we do and this comes across in the way we deliver our service.
Please visit our website or read our blog to find out more! http://www.aebal-leisure.tumblr.com