Skills & Activities
Based at our headquarters in Tar Works Road, Great Yarmouth, the Centre 81 Skills & Activities Centre provides our members with the opportunity to challenge – both themselves and widely-held perceptions about disabled people.
Our motto – Ability Not Disability – says it all. Whether their goal in life is to learn how to boil an egg unaided or go diving in the Red Sea, Centre 81’s members love a challenge. And our fantastic staff and volunteers will help them every step of the way.
The Skills & Activities Centre offers a truly person-centred experience. We don’t offer personal care, we provide personal pampering, ensuring that all our members get the time they need to enjoy the things that so many of us take for granted – having a manicure, taking a bath or enjoying a freshly-cooked meal.
It’s a place for fun. Our members enjoy activities like painting, cooking, crafts, drama, photography, singing and using social media. Thanks to Centre 81’s fleet of ten full-accessible minibuses members make the most of being part of their local community, getting out and about to go ten-pin bowling, sailing, shopping and to the pub, theatre or restaurant.
Members have a big say in Centre 81’s activities and often help to organise them. If members have an idea for a new activity, another skill to learn, an outing or a pub to visit we’ll do our utmost to make it happen. Health and safety issues are the only real red light for us.
Here’s a flavour of the activities presently being pursued:
- Beach buggy racing
- Pub visits
- Social Media
- Tai Chi
- Tracing your ancestors
- Visiting tourist attractions
- Wii games
We work in groups or as individuals. Some members like to compile a life story book, perhaps reminding them and their families of when times were different.
Take a look at what some of our members say about their experiences here