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Project information

learning sills

we would like to take our members on a training break to Blackpool to learn lifeskills,confident building and be as independence as we can be while giving our families a two week break from caring.
This learning would take them through to booking an hotel,packing,arranging and speak to people etc

March 2011 - October 2011

Charity information: good companions bolton

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  • Need


    the project is trying to solve is more Independence as our disabled members live with families who do everything for them which is very nice.
    this project will help learn lifeskills which will help in their every day life and confidendence to go and try new things or just go out and do what most people take for granted.
    Also this project will help families(carers) to have a rest from caring so they can catch up with other family members and to take a well earn break so can carry on caring.


    the project will solve the problem by taking a group at a time which will help each other with the volunteer carers taking a back seat so the disabled person can work with others in the group and learn likeskills together.
    We shall start a couple of months before the break by having meetings which will help to learn how to book for a holiday,then book the holiday,what we need etc.
    Then when we are there how to make choices tec.
    Then after the break talk through what has been learnt.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    to go on a break to blackpool in 2011


    » to have 20 workshops before the break to learn how to go about going on holiday.
    » to go on a training break
    » while on the training break learning skills and encouraging Independence by booking shows,going on buses/trams,ordering drinks/meals.
    » to have 10 workshops talking through what we did,how we did and what we learnt.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... 15 disabled people be more confident and learnt skills and be able to make choices more easier.
    Families(carers) will be stress free.

  • Impact


    long term changes will be disabled people be able to make choices about their lives and confident enough to be able to be as Independence as they can and have a better life though it.
    Families(carers) will be more healthier,and be able to care for longer,also have a better relationship with the family disabled member as they will be able to do more.


    there is a risk that a member could get out of their dept but with working as a group no one will do it on their own as each will help each other,also with the volunteer carers will be in the background and will help out if anyone needs help.
    Also as Blackpool isnt too far away from Bolton we will have a safely net that the family(carers) would come up if needed.


    funders of the project will receive an email with a written report every month while the project is going on.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,200

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,200 workshops 20 workshops before training break-hire of room and training items pen,paper etc.
      £1,100 workshops 10 workshop after training breaks-
      £9,900 hotel costs norbreck hotel blackpool
      £2,000 transport transport costs to workshops and hotel
  • Background


    The room we hire for the workshops are in Bolton town center which has laptops
    and a camcorder which we will use for role play and play it back.
    The hotel at blackpool is The Norbreck Castle which has nice big disabled rooms.


    *disabled people
    *families of disabled people
    Disabled and families of disabled people find it hard to go away due to money worries,the disabled person is hard to cope with,it is hard work.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    it is run for the disabled people by the disabled.
    we know what is needed as as least most of us have gone or are going through the same problems.
    We have been going for 10 years now.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Peter Mctaggart

    He is our treauser,has been for 4 years now.

    Joyce Williams

    She is our sectary,she makes phone calls and wites our letters. Joyce has been a member from the very start 10 years ago.