Let's Go Out @ Northdale
Northdale has been day service provider for many years and in 2019 merged with local charity, Breathing Space. Breathing Space was originally formed by parents and carers to enable adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to pursue social activities. At the same time this service also provided families and carers with a break.
After seeing the need and demand for services Northdale began to explore ways to expand the leisure services it provides. We became aware of an organisation called Stay Up Late who believe in the right of adults with learning disabilities to stay up late and have some fun and one of the ways they do this is is through the Gig Buddies project. There are Gig Buddies projects all over the UK, and indeed the world with a group in Australia! We approached Stay Up Late to ask if we could run Gig Buddies Northdale and were delighted when they said yes.
We were even more delighted when the National Lottery Reaching Communities fund agreed with us that this is an area which needs to expand and develop and awarded Northdale over £200k to run these services from 2021-2026.
In 2022 we established a monthly inclusive club night called Top Banana which has been a great success and allows adults with learning disabilities a proper Friday night out with their friends.
Click on the links to find out more about each service. If you would to get involve as a member then please contact us using the form below.
If you would like to volunteer then we would love to hear from you. Please either download the form from the link below or complete the contact form and we will email you the application information.