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The Albion Centre

Guideposts @ The Albion

Guideposts @ The Albion

Guideposts at The Albion offers a range of social and skill-based activities for adults with learning disabilities and related conditions in Chipping Norton.

Alongside activities to improve life skills and wellbeing, including cooking, fitness, craft and music, we also go on trips in the local area.

Current Status: Guideposts is excited to be the new service provider at The Albion Centre. We are enjoying getting to know the service members and staff team.

How Guideposts @ The Albion works

Our Learning Activity Service sessions at The Albion run Monday-Friday from 9am to 12 midday and 12.30pm to 3.30pm, and people can attend for full or half days.

We offer a wide menu of opportunities and activities that members can choose from to ensure their days are busy, enjoyable and productive. While many sessions take place in The Albion Centre, we enjoy strong links in the community and often visit local places of interest.

Everyone who uses the service has a say in what activities are planned so we try to cater to everyone’s interests and aspirations.

What activities are on offer?

Our activities can include:

  • Music and singing
  • Art and crafts
  • Drama and storytelling
  • Sports, fitness and dance
  • Supported IT use
  • Wood-working to create garden ornaments, planters and furniture for sale
  • Working towards independent living: shopping, cooking, money management, safe use of public transport.
  • Outings and trips to various local places of interest (e.g. Blenheim Palace, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Fairytale Farm)
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“This is the best quality care my son has ever received. Thank you to all the staff at GLADS for doing such a wonderful job over the years!” 

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Who can we support?

We currently support individuals with learning disabilities and associated physical disabilities, mental health support needs and autistic spectrum disorder, working with variable staff ratios depending on the needs of each person to enable all to take part.

Our experienced staff are trained in managing challenging behaviour and can de-escalate people showing signs of anxiety and stress

Why should I join?

At Guideposts you are integral to the group, helping to decide which activities take place. We aim to make an inclusive, fun and friendly environment for you to thrive in. We will help you to realise your potential, build confidence, and develop supportive social networks, helping you to feel valued and included in your community.

Key Info

Day & Time: Monday to Friday, 9am till 3.30pm

Address: The Albion Centre, 1 Market Place, Chipping Norton, OX7 5DD

Contact number: 01993 893560

Email: Oxfordshire@guideposts.org.uk

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On (John’s) behalf, I can tell you that he loves coming to GLADS. He feels relaxed, happy and has gained so much confidence. He is able to make appropriate choices and knows which activities he enjoys, like sport, music, games and socialising within the group. He also loves going out and about.”

Feedback on Guideposts Learning Activity Day Service (GLADS) in Witney

How to join?

Please get in touch if you’re interested in coming to Guideposts at The Albion, or if you’d like to ask any questions. You can either sign up for yourself or make a referral for someone else.

We’ll get back in touch within 3 working days to arrange a time to meet or talk on the phone, and you may be able to come and see a session in action to get a taster of what we do and meet the team. If we decide together that The Albion would be the right service for you, we’ll then work with you on a support plan, and set some goals to make the most of your time with us.

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