KEYSTONES LEADS THE WAY
How we help
Keystones is a day activity, social hub which provides 4 day a week (Tues, Weds, Thurs & Fri) support for ambulant adults with learning disabilities aged 19+
FUN-FRIENDSHIP & INCLUSION is our Ethos
Keystones Centre Ltd provides discreet and appropriate support for adults aged 19+ with learning disabilities.
We are able to offer support ONLY to ambulant adults who do not require a wheelchair and who have independent personal care skills.
Our aim is to provide a safe, high quality, fun filled day-to-day environment to encourage and stimulate our clients.
We believe that each person is an individual, which is why our objective is to meet each of our client’s unique needs.
Whilst our primary aim is to support our clients to engage in inclusive activities that support in maintaining skills previously acquired in school & college, our vision is to gradually increase the independence and sociability of our clients.
We maintain that the compatibility and safety of our clients is paramount to our Keystones vision, we therefore urge you to take note that Keystones Centre Ltd does not provide support for clients who display physical challenging behaviours or who require 1:1 support for behaviours that challenge whether physically or verbally.
We strongly advise that parents or carers contact us privately initially in relation to potential clients' behaviour history/support needs, we do also insist on total honesty in relation to past or current support needs relating to the behavioural profile of potential clients.
This is solely to protect the potential client and to ensure that clients are not involved in unnecessary and negative consultations that could have a detrimental impact on their self esteem and progress to date.
Our service is proving extremely valuable to clients who since joining Keystones, have increased social and independence skills whilst making valuable friendships and forging links with other local service providers.
Fun, Friends & Inclusion remains our ethos.
We feel that one of our best features is our FREE pick up and drop off service. We will pick you up from your home and bring you back again at the end of the day all free of charge.
FUN , FRIENDSHIP & INCLUSION IS OUR ETHOS.
Keystones have certainly been very busy in 2019 as we continue to access a variety of community activities, venues and services which provide healthy, enriching and inclusive opportunities for ALL our Keystones friends, we definitely make the most of our regions fabulous Museums, Art Galleries and Libraries in and around Manchester, utilising public transport, getting around on Trams, Minibuses and in our own Keystones cars.
Our clients enjoy keeping busy accessing community projects and provisions for promoting Health and Well Being, we have also continued to provide access to local cultural and inclusive events and activities which include:
Sale Waterside Arts Sessions with Wild Colours Arts, Simply Cycling at Wythenshawe Park, Yoga & Relaxation at Stretford Leisure Centre, Ten Pin Bowling at the Trafford Centre, Walking and visiting many National Trust and English Heritage sites of historical interest....PLUS so much more!!
Since we started in November 2014 with just 5 wonderful clients, we have since welcomed more fabulous clients who now enjoy getting out & about Swimming, Cycling, Art group, Bowling, Boost Walking, Shopping, Cinema, Travelling on public transport & our tram system, increasing independence skills PLUS Days out & lots MORE!!
*Consequently we are now FULLY subscribed, and have a waiting list, please contact us via the contact page to add your name or potential clients name to our list.
Thursdays 10am to 12pm, is our Keystones Cafe, please note the Cafe is closed the first Thursday in the month, our Cafe continues to be a great success with lovely new customers joining us each week, we have certainly made an impact on the local community and have raised over £280 for Macmillan in 2 years, £200 for Francis House and collected warm clothes, toiletries etc for The Wellspring Charity for the Homeless, from proceeds from the Cafe during recent charity days :)
We welcome school/college & local community groups to pop in for a drink & snack (very reasonably priced) its a great way for our clients to showcase their skills & to be excellent workforce role models for others with learning disabilities.
Everyone at Keystones enjoys spending quality time with each other and are becoming great friends, its brilliant to see how some of our clients have increased in confidence since joining Keystones.
NEW & Potential clients will, and only after a thorough assessment process has been conducted, access Keystones on a MONTHS trial. Keystones reserve the right to cancel any provision/place if compatibility with other clients has not been met. We do NOT provide a holiday service for those that are still at college and attendance is by contract between Keystones and clients only.
Contact us via the contact page, telephone or email for any information re how to book, join, enquire about places & activities.
Our online registration form is LIVE so please use that to register and we will be in touch as soon as we can.
Thanks for stopping by to check out Keystones.
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Keystones Centre Ltd :)
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FANTASTIC GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM ACTIVITIES & SESSIONS WE PROVIDE...(on activities page) YOU WILL SEE THAT KEYSTONES REALLY IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE & LOTS OF FUN!! :)