Day Service

Please click on the below Day Service activities to find out more!

Cooking

Overview

Our Cooking activity has been developed to help you live as independently as possible. You will take part in group cooking sessions where you will learn how to prepare fun, simple and healthy meals. You will be involved in the whole process from preparing an ingredients’ list right up to serving a meal

Skills to be gained from this Activity Cooking, Kitchen Health & Safety, Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Shopping, Budgeting & Finance

Activity Details

Stage 1 – Building the basic concept of Cooking

  • Understanding healthy eating
  • Finding healthier substitutes for your favourite foods
  • Understanding calories and food labels
  • Understating ‘Use by’ and ‘Best Before’ dates
  • How to store different types of foods

Stage 2 – Putting it into Practise

  • Following health and safety rules in the kitchen
  • Using equipment and utensils safely
  • Preparing ingredients & shopping lists and budgeting for the groceries
  • Shopping for ingredients and getting value for money
  • Reading calorie labels and choosing healthy ingredients
  • Preparing and serving healthy lunch or supper meals

Stage 3 – Outcomes

  • You will be able to live more independently and make healthy meals
  • You will be able to make healthier food choices
  • You will be able to have an understanding of the value of money (Budgeting)
  • You will be able to understand health and safety kitchen rules

Radio

Overview

Giving young adults new exciting ways of learning and opportunities of becoming a DJ/Presenter by having their voices heard through radio. Learning how to put tracks together, talking to the listeners and airing their own uniqueness.
Skills to be gained from this Activity Create own show to Broadcast onto your Podcast. Learn new skills on how to navigate several radio station platforms, to be able to edit, mix and upload sessions on Mixcloud.

Activity Details

Stage 1 – Building the basic concept of Computers

  • Introduction to radio
  • Navigating on mix cloud
  • Using vinyl records
  • How to record and put on a show
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Stage 2 – Putting it into Practise

  • Putting together a show
  • Mixing music and editing
  • Creating a own playlist
  • Posting on social media
  • Learning skills to be a DJ or Presenter

Stage 3 – Outcomes

  • Confidence and enjoyment
  • Get your voice heard in different topics
  • Taking shows to other venues
  • Building a Career in Presenting and DJ

Arts and Crafts

Overview

Our Arts and Crafts activities are designed for you to exercise your creativity by making a wide range of artefacts.

Skills to be gained from this Activity: Art, Crafting, Creating, Imagining, Design, Making, Painting, Drawing

Activity Details

Stage 1 – Building the basic concept of Arts and Crafts

  • Using different techniques to produce art
  • Using computers to research inspiration for projects
  • Using different materials to create art
  • Create special occasion events, e.g. Valentines, Easter, Halloween and Christmas events

Stage 2 – Putting it into Practise

  • Pottery
  • Ceramics
  • Mosaics
  • Animation
  • Print making & Textiles

Stage 3 – Outcomes

  • You will be able to locate markets and sell artefacts
  • You will be able to exercise unlimited creativity

Social Awareness Group

Overview

This social awareness group is discussions about citizenship, how and who is a good citizen.

Sexuality orientation, bullying, how to be a responsible adult, know about your rights and consequences of bad and appropriate behaviours, keeping safe in and out doors. Finding safe friends and making good choices.

Skills to be gained from this Activity

  • Keeping safe, in the house and in the community
  • Scams, cold callers
  • Role of the Fire Brigade, fire safety, Police, Social Services and how to find them
  • How to find social activities, and local groups/friends
  • Identifying safe places and plan trips
  • How to use social media, learn who and how to share information/pictures safely
  • Learn to travel safe in the community, how to read timetables, what to do in case of disruptions
  • Learn to eat healthy, read food labels, how to use kitchen appliances, health and safety, exercising and benefits.
  • Budgeting, know about household bills, different payment methods.

Stage 2 – Putting it into Practise

  • Travel training, applying for bus passes or I.D cards
  • Knowing phone numbers for the appropriate emergency services
  • Using internet to sign up for social media and finding friends safely, posting appropriate status updates and pictures, Create emails, communicate with their social workers, parents and friends/family
  • Cooking healthy foods, budgeting and saving money
  • How to manage time, know about time zones and develop good time management.

Stage 3 – Outcomes

  • You will be able use computers in a safe manner, send emails, find safe friends and how to report abuse
  • Budgeting, save money, know where to pay bills
  • Know emergency services
  • Plan trips, maintain friendships, keep time

Travel Training

Overview

Our travel training activities are specially designed to help you travel more independently on public transport. Through your own individually tailored plan, you will be trained in small manageable stages.

Skills to be gained from this Activity Independent Travel, Social Interaction, Community Access

Activity Details

Stage 1 – Building the basic concept of Travel Training

  • What is Travel Training?
  • Understanding the Basic Highway Code
  • Understanding Road Signs
  • Pedestrian Road Rules
  • Safe Walking Routes
  • Understanding different Modes of Transport
  • Understanding how to read Bus & Train Timetables

Stage 2 – Putting it into Practise

  • Escorted travelling on different types of transport e.g. Taxi, Bus or Train
  • Planning your journey
  • Ensuring Personal Safety when travelling
  • Making sure your mobile phone is charged and has sufficient credit before leaving home
  • Getting to know your route
  • Safely crossing the road
  • Using money, tickets and travel cards
  • How to cope with travel disruptions and who to contact

Stage 3 – Outcomes

  • Knowing road safety and road rules
  • Feel Confident to Travel Independently
  • Not have rely on specialist transport or parents/carers
  • Able to access the wider community
  • Have better chances finding employment if applicable

Health and Wellness

Overview

Here at the Whitemore Day Service, we are pleased to announce our very own mini-gym. Our activities are designed to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. You will have access to our gym equipment to allow you to develop your physical skills through fun games and activities, especially for those who do not like the commotion of a big gym.

Skills to be gained from this Activity
Health, Wellness, Fitness, Weight Loss, Motivation for action

Activity Details

  • Stationery Bikes
  • Boxing Kit
  • Exercise Mats
  • Stepper
  • Rowing Machine
  • Free Weights
  • Dumbbells
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Gardening

Overview

Our Gardening course is designed for you to learn about basic gardening, different plants and vegetable types. As well as, developing skills for weeding, watering, planting, and maintaining the garden. You will also learn about the different seasons.

Skills to be gained from this Activity

Planting, Identifying, watering, weeding, socialising, plant knowledge  

Activity Details

Stage 1 – Building the basic concept of Gardening

  • Understanding where plants and vegetables come from
  • Different types of plants and vegetables
  • Different seasonal foods
  • Use computers to search for inspiration

Stage 2 – Putting it into Practise

  • Knowing about different tools and equipment
  • Using tools and equipment in a safe manor
  • Cleaning equipment after use
  • Preparing the soil for planting
  • Planting seeds, weeding and transplanting shootings
  • Watering and plant nutrition
  • Harvesting your produce and using them at home or selling them

Stage 3 – Outcomes

  • You will be able to build confidence and social skills by participating in group activities and give an understanding on growing seasonal crops and flowers.

Computers

Overview

Our Computers activities are design to help you to independently and safely use computers to perform a number of tasks. Working to your own personalised plan, you will work on computing tasks both online and offline.

Skills to be gained from this Activity

Navigating computers and learning to use different softwares. Learning computer safety, including social media platforms.

Activity Details

Stage 1 – Building the basic concept of Computers

  • Introduction to basic computer skills
  • Navigating websites
  • How to deal and report cyber-bullying
  • Understanding the dangers of information sharing on the internet
  • Understanding social media and how to safely use it (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Using Email, Internet Shopping and Internet Banking safely

Stage 2 – Putting it into Practise

  • Setting up an email account
  • How to login and send emails
  • Signing up for social media and fining friends safely
  • Posting appropriate status updates and pictures
  • Using basic Microsoft office packages like Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Stage 3 – Outcomes

  • You will be able use computers online and offline safely
  • You will be able to identify the dangers online
  • Send emails to local authority and be involved in your own support

Budgeting & Finance Management

Overview

Our Budgeting and Finance activities are designed to help you understand the concept and use of money. You will be able gain an understanding of how to keep on top of your bill payments, use the online bill payment options provided by providers, or deal with the issues that often occur with bills from service providers and utility companies.

Skills to be gained from this Activity:

Budgeting, Finance, Communication and Correspondence.

Activity Details

Stage 1 – The Basics

  • Understanding the concept and use of money
  • What are utility bills and the different types there are
  • How, why and when to pay for bills
  • How to develop a personal budget
  • How to save
  • Personal shopping , bargain hunting and price comparisons

Stage 2 – Putting it into Practise

  • Looking into the bills that relate to you
  • Calling utility companies to check when you should pay your bills
  • Using different payment methods for bills
  • Searching for better deals with different suppliers
  • Making list of all your expenses, cutting costs and putting money aside for savings

Stage 3 – Outcomes

  • You will be able to manage your finances independently
  • You will have some money set aside in savings accounts for rainy days or items you like
  • You will be able to budget for future expenses or purchases
  • You will be able to keep on top of your bills