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Project information

Skills 4 Living

Help a learning disabled person learn new skills for daily living. From caring for themselves to looking after small animals, learning IT skills or just learning to read - we can help poor, disadvantaged and disabled people with learning difficulties to get the most out of life.

July 2012 - June 2013

Charity information: Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre

Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre logo
  • Need


    Low life skills, lack of experience and low ability to perform the tasks of everyday living without a carer.


    By teaching people how to do things for themselves. With one to one support and fun group learning situations, we will work eah week with people to teach them ways of gaining independence, learning to do daily tasks and improving their lifeskills to make a lasting difference in their lives

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To enable people with learning disabilities to lead more enriched lives.


    » IT skills teaching
    » Small animal care group
    » Shopping and Cooking on a budget
    » Reading group

    What success will look like

    Success will be assisting 100 learning disabled adults new and enduring measurable skills to enhance their lives and help them enjoy greatewr independence.

  • Impact


    It will teach skills which a learning disabled person can draw on for the rest of their life such as the ability to read which will help them with reading their mail, enjoying a book or knowing what the signs around them at the shops say.
    People will be able to use a computer to explore the world through the internet.
    They will be able to shop for themselves and to make meals unaided.
    Success will be measured by self-assessment and by observation of learned skills being put into practice.


    The greatest risks are issues of safeguarding. we take the safeguarding of vulnerable adults very seriously. Staff and volunteers are all CRB checked and receive training in health and safety issues. we teach the beneficiaries basic health and safety and all staff are qualified adult education Tutors.
    Risk assessments are carried out for each activity we do and we liaise closely with carers regarding any risky behaviours or situations.


    We will provide a written report on completion of the project and a mid-project progress update. Donors can follow our news and progress on Twitter on a regular basis.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 teaching IT One year of IT courses for people with low literacy and learning disabilities
      £2,500 cooking skills workshops one year of teaching basic cooking skills to disabled people
      £5,000 Drama workshops One year of drama skills workshops for disabled adults
  • Background


    Harrogate and Craven District of North Yorkshire


    Adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities, head injuries and lifelong conditions which affect their higher functioning. We support up to 100 people every week who have come to live in care settings in the Harrogate area, usually because of their attendance as a child at special schools or in former long-stay hospital facilities in the area

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Read more about the Charity running this project.