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Waverley Hall

Waverley Hall
Waverley Road
Huddersfield

A day service for people with a learning disability.  Managed by Victoria Terry

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About us

We are a day service for people with learning disabilities, managed by Victoria and her caring and experienced team of qualified staff. Waverley is situated just a short walk from Huddersfield town centre and easily accessible by public transport, we also have our own mini buses.

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 Victoria/Chris or Andrea on:-

01484 340844

Or by emailing

victoria.terry@mencapinkirklees.org.uk.

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

Jo Cox House Batley

Jo Cox House

Jo Cox House - Batley

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 is £8 each session. This 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.

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. Friendcap is £4 per session.

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. The price per day session is £55.00 and 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

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?

Most people are referred by Kirklees Council who fund the cost of the placement through a contract arrangement.  If you are paying for the service using your own money or a direct payment it costs £43.16 per day. This includes activities*, snacks and drinks.

*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

Mencap Day Service Closure dates 2021-2022

  • Good Friday = Friday 2nd April 2021
  • Easter Break = Monday 5th – Friday 9th April 2021 (Closure Week)
  • Training Day = Monday 12th April 2021
  • May Day = Monday 3rd May 2021
  • Spring Bank Holiday = Monday 31st May 2021
  • Summer Break = Monday 26th July – 30th 2021 (Closure Week)
  • Training Day = Monday 2nd August 2021
  • August Bank Holiday = Monday 30th August 2021
  • Training Day = Monday 20th September 2021
  • Christmas Closure = Friday 24th December 2021 – Friday 31st December 2021
  • New Year Bank Holiday = Monday 3rd January 2022 (Reopen Tuesday 4th January 2022)

(The above dates for 2021-2022 take us up to the end of holiday year 31/03/22 and may be subject to change)

  • Good Friday = Friday 15th April 2022
  • Easter Break = Monday 18th – Friday 22nd April 2022 (Closure Week)
  • Training Day = Monday 25th April 2022
  • May Day = Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Spring Bank Holiday = Thursday 2nd June 2021
  • Platinum Jubilee Bank holiday = Friday 3rd June 2022
  • Summer Break = Monday 25th July – 29th 2022 (Closure Week)
  • Training Day = Monday 1st August 2022
  • August Bank Holiday = Monday 29th August 2022
  • Training Day = Monday 19th September 2022
  • Christmas Closure = Friday 23rd December 2022 – Friday 30th December 2022
  • New Year Bank Holiday = Monday 2nd January 2023 (Reopen Tuesday 3rd January 2023)

(The above dates for 2022-2023 take us up to the end of holiday year 31/03/23 and may be subject to change)

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.

Safety measures in place for COVID-19

We are still operating IPC safety measures in terms of Coronavirus and have risk assessments in place to make the service as safe as we possibly can. We take temperature checks on entry and regularly undertake hand washing and sanitising throughout the day and deep cleaning takes place at the end of the day. Social distancing is in place wherever practicably possible.

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