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Waverley Hall

A day service for people with a learning disability.

Waverley Hall
Waverley Road
Huddersfield
HD1 5NA

For more information, please contact the team at Waverley on 01484 340844.

About us

We are a day service supporting people with learning disabilities to lead fulfilling and active lives. We offer a vast range of different activities and work in partnership with Organisations like Kirklees College and Umbrella Yoga to give even more choices. Our staff team are caring and experienced and have access to lots of training. Waverley is situated just a short walk from Huddersfield town centre and easily accessible by public transport, we also have our own minibuses for people who need to use them.

Bus No: -371

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We support people aged 18 and over with enough space for all our members to enjoy fulfilling and meaningful activities both in centre or out and about in our local community.

Our activities aim to promote and enhance your chosen way of life by developing new skills and current skills with confidence in a fun way individually or as part of a group.

There is a quiet garden to the rear of the building and for those individuals who like to garden the opportunity is there. But you may just wish to enjoy the garden having your lunch, with a magazine or sit and take in some quiet time, the choice is yours.

The beauty of Greenhead Park is on our doorstop and we access this regularly for pleasurable pursuits. We are open from 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday. However these hours could be extended to accommodate individual needs. From March 2020 onwards it has been a tough time for us all and we have all had to make some very big changes in our lives and haven’t been able to see our friends and family.

We wanted to continue the support of our members as best as we could we did this by Face-time and delivering activity packs to all our members and we have received some lovely comments.

There are lots of great opportunities and activities to choose from and get involved in, all aimed and planned to encourage and enhance your individual skills and confidence to support you through your chosen way of life, while having fun with your peers at the same time, many of which include:-

  • Learning how to cook from making a meal for a group to baking a cake to take home.
  • Eating out – supporting you to manage your money.
  • Crafting – includes woodworking & Textiles – making items to sell at our Fund raising events or take home.
  • Gaining new physical skills through leisure activities – Horse Riding, Adapted Cycling, Sporting activities and Walking Group with Huddersfield Town FCF, Swimming, Yoga, Bocca, Badminton, Table tennis, Pool, Bowling groups and many more.
  • Gardening – our garden area is not large but we do look after it by watering grass cutting and tending to our many outdoor pots.
  • Accessing Local amenities – Huddersfield Sports Centre – for Get Active Leisure Pursuits.
  • Accessing Kirklees College – for tailor-made courses. Our links with Kirklees College have been very successful for many years and the tailor made courses have been greatly enjoyed by a wide range of abilities.
  • Drama Therapy for your expressive side. This can include accessing local Theatres
  • Sensory Activities in our Sensory Room for quieter more reflective moments.
  • Pampering Sessions – in our newly created Pampering room – Nail Bar & Foot Spa

(Some of the above activities may incur and extra charge)

Our members love to choose and enjoy planning and organising, with staff support, short breaks and day trips for our next adventure.

Why our Members enjoy being here:

How do I become a member?

You can contact us if you want to know more about our service, or you would like make an appointment to look around by:

Telephoning our team on:-

01484 340844

Or by emailing

Waverley.hall@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

You can also be referred by Gateway to Care who fund the cost of the placement through a contract arrangement, coming to us directly by a direct debit agreement.

Waverley Hall Photos

Day Service Closure dates 2023-2024

  • Good Friday = Friday 7th April 2023
  • Easter Break = Monday 10th – Friday 14th April 2023 (Closure Week)
  • May Day = Monday 1st May 2023
  • King’s Coronation Bank Holiday = Monday 8th May 2023
  • Spring Bank Holiday = Monday 29th May 2023
  • Training Day = Monday 31st July 2023
  • August Bank Holiday = Monday 28th August 2023
  • Training Day = Monday 18th September 2023
  • Christmas Closure = Monday 25th December 2023 – Friday 29th December 2023
  • New Year Bank Holiday = Monday 1st January 2024 (Re-open Tuesday 2nd January 2024)

(The above dates for 2023-2024 taking us up to the end of holiday year 31/03/24 and may be subject to change)

Jo Cox House Batley

Jo Cox House

Jo Cox House - Batley

Market Square
Batley
WF17 5DR

01924 479082

There are 3 groups held at Jo Cox house: Super Tuesday, FRIendcap and Arena Group. Read on for more information about all 3 services.

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Super Tuesday

 

Super Tuesday is a relaxed social group which runs every week 10am – 4pm at Jo Cox House in Batley. Our aim is to provide people over the age of 18 with mild – moderate learning disabilities with the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their independence.

Super Tuesday includes a light lunch, snacks and drinks. We offer a range of activities; you may need to pay extra for activities outside the centre like going out for a meal, cinema or bowling. For more information about Super Tuesday, please get in touch.

We don’t offer one to one support so if you need assistance with personal care or eating & drinking, you’ll need to bring someone with you.

The people we support are the heart of the service, every activity is chosen by the Super Tuesday members, we put together a monthly programme which offers a range of exciting activities, some of which include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • World theme days – learning about different cultures, food tasting and quizzes
  • Bingo and games
  • Snooker/pool

Staff at Super Tuesday actively support individuals to participate in activities of their choice. We recognise each individuals' unique differences and abilities and provide a person-centred approach to meet all needs.

Contact details 

If you want to know more about this service, or you want to make an appointment to look around, please ring Lorraine on 01924 479082. Or email the manager Lorraine.ovens@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

Super Tuesday Photos

Friendcap

 

Our friendly Friday social group, runs every week 4.30pm - 7pm. The group has a relaxed sociable atmosphere which welcomes individuals over the ages of 18 with mild – moderate learning disabilities. The people we support enjoy bringing their tea and socialising with friends plus meeting new people. For more information about Friendcap, please get in touch.

The people we support enjoy putting together a monthly programme, some of the activities include:

  • Karaoke
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Pool/snooker

All drinks, snacks and activities at the centre. You might have to pay extra for activities outside the centre like going out for a meal or bowling. We don’t offer one to one support so if you need assistance with personal care or eating & drinking, you’ll need to bring someone with you.

Contact details 

If you want to know more about this service, or you want to make an appointment to look around, please ring Lorraine on 01924 479082. Or email Lorraine.ovens@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

Arena

 

The Arena is a friendly welcoming group, based at Jo Cox House in the heart of Batley Town centre.

We offer an easily accessible, secure and safe, inclusive and fun environment for Adults over the age of 18 with a mild/moderate learning disability.

Our aim is to provide person-centred support, which is tailored to meet the personal and individual needs of each individual. We aim to encourage participation to gain confidence, and promote independence to achieve goals.

Our opening times are 09.30am-16.30pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Each session includes Lunch, snacks and all the activities.

Our activities are chosen solely by our clients:

  • Swimming/ Aqua aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Visiting places of interest
  • Dance Classes
  • Day trips
  • Karaoke
  • Sewing
  • Lunches Out
  • Bowling
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cinema
  • Healthy Living & Lifestyles
  • Staying safe including online safety
  • Quizzes
  • And much more!

There’s always something interesting to look forward to at the Arena.

Contact details 

If you want to know more about this service, or you want to make an appointment to look around, please ring Lorraine on 01924 479082. Or email the manager Lorraine.ovens@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

Arena Photos

Arena @ Jo Cox House Closure Dates 2023 - 2024

  • Good Friday = Friday 7th April 2023
  • Easter Break = Monday 10th – Wednesday 19th April 2023. (Super Tuesday reopens Tuesday 18th April 2023)
  • May Day = Monday 1st May 2023
  • King’s Coronation Bank Holiday = Monday 8th May 2023
  • Spring Bank Holiday = Monday 29th May 2023
  • Summer Break = Monday 24th July - Wednesday 2nd August 2023.(Super Tuesday reopens Tuesday 1st August 2023)
  • Christmas Closure = Monday 25th December 2023 – Wednesday 3rd
    January 2024. (Super Tuesday reopens Tuesday 2nd January 2024)

(The above dates for 2023-2024 taking us up to the end of holiday year 31/03/24 and may be subject to change)

Branches

Unit 9, Carlinghow Mills,
499 Bradford Road,
Batley
WF17 8LN

For more information please ring Helen Housecroft on 01924 326334.

Branches Day Centre is just a short walk from Batley Town and easily accessible by bus or car.  Branches is all on one level with no stairs, plenty of space, and excellent personal care facilities.

Opening times

Branches opens from 9.00am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

People

We support people aged 40 and over who have a learning disability. We can accommodate 20 people each day and support them in all manner of activities and pass times, both in the centre and in the community.

Activities

There are lots of great activities to get involved in to practise and learn life skills and just have a good time. Some of the things we do are…

  • Baking
  • Adapted cycling at Street bikes
  • Swimming
  • Gardening group.
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Crown green bowling
  • Golf driving range
  • Footgolf
  • Arts & crafts
  • Gentle exercise
  • Aromatherapy
  • Quizzes
  • Pen pal scheme with a local school
  • Shopping in town
  • Eating out or having a drink in a local café.
  • We work closely with Huddersfield Town Community Team and their coaches attend Branches regularly to support our members with other carpet games and seated exercise.
  • We are members of different community based groups such as coffee mornings and lunch clubs.

Our members love to take part in regular day trips and we visit the seaside in summer and carol concerts in winter. Your thoughts and ideas are important to us, we hold regular meetings with our members to share ideas as to where we go on our next trip.

Branches gardening group look after a display at Batley Bull dogs home ground as well as keeping our outside space looking good with plants and flowers, all grown from seeds and looked after by Branches Gardening Group members.

Safety measures in place for COVID-19

We have risk assessments in place to make the service as safe as we can.

Regular temperature checks, hand washing, sanitising and social distancing are all in place as well as regular deep cleaning.

How much does it cost?

You can contact us if you want to know more about our service, or you would like make an appointment to look around by:

Phone: 01924 326334

Email: helen.housecroft@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

*If we’re taking part in activities outside of the centre, there might be at an extra cost and members usually bring in some money so they can join in with those extra activities.

If your place is funded by Kirklees Council it includes transport to and from the centre. If you are paying for the place using your own money or a direct payment, transport is not included.

Some recent comments from our members when they were asked “why they like coming to Branches.”

A recent survey asked for comments about Branches from the carers of our members. These were obtained during the height of the recent Covid-19 crisis and these are some of the things they said…

Contact details 

If you want to know more about this service, or you want to make an appointment to look around, please ring Helen on 01924 326334. Or email helen.housecroft@mencapinkirklees.org.uk

Branches Photos

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