Small groups meeting at the weekend doing lots of different activities.

Socialize (formerly Friendship Groups)
Many people would like to be more socially active, at Socialize the group undertakes new experiences/activities and through this customers can build friendships with their peers. Socialize offers a wide range of activities at varying prices from bowling to football, theatre to karaoke. Socialize is open to adults with disabilities (18 years and over). Customers can choose from the planner on a flexible basis the activities they want to attend, sessions usually take place on evenings and weekends.

Support – Staffing is dependent on the size and the needs of the individuals attending the session, to assist with any personal needs or to support individuals during the activities.

Transport – Customers organise their own transport to attend.
Activities – Socialize meets at different venues throughout the City and County. The group of people who attend are encouraged to take part in the organising of the timetable of activities e.g. concerts, restaurants shopping etc. Also with an emphasis on learning new skills, promoting independence and developing confidence.

Costs – The cost of Socialize varies based on the cost of each activity that particular day, the support needs for the individuals attending and the amount of staff needed for each session.

If you receive direct payments this can be used to pay for Socialize and help towards your transport costs and support needs. People who are not already receiving Direct Payments, or need further advice or clarification on the above can contact Cre8ing Opportunities on the number below:

Contact the Customer Care Facilitator on 0116 231 8720 or 07912 480 958 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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