Working with adults with learning disabilities

Photo: DIY BUDsDIY runs a range of projects and workshops with adults with learning disabilities.

We are always keen to work in partnership with other organisations, so please contact us if you would like to discuss possible collaborations or projects.


DIY BUDS is DIY’s popular weekly drama session for adults with learning disabilities. Held at Langworthy Cornerstone, sessions are free and everyone is welcome!

Photo of a DIY BUDS session

Spring Term 2019 – 10 weeks starting  Thursday 17th January 

Weekly sessions take place every Thursday from 1 – 3pm at Langworthy Cornerstone in Salford. Workshops are planned and co-run by members of DIY’s Friday Group.

This term DIY BUDS we will be working on a brand new “Sense of Adventure!” project.

Sessions are free and everyone is welcome. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done drama before. You can come, join in, have fun and laughter and make new friends. It helps boost your confidence and put a smile on your face. Buds can also help you to become a better actor and learn new skills. We also sometimes put on shows.

DIY courses for adults

DIY runs a range of free courses for adults with learning disabilities from Salford. Past courses have ranged from drama and performance skills, to sound and voice and volunteering. Courses are supported by Salford Community Learning Trust.

NEW DATES FOR Spring 2019!!!

Photo of woman making puppet


Making for theatre

On this free ten-week course we will develop our skills in making and using puppets. We will create props and scenery for our characters and the course will culminate in a sharing event.

10 weeks starting Thursday 17th January 2019 

Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone 

Times: 10 am to 12 pm 

First Steps: Movement for Theatre

During this five week course we will be looking at movement, gesture and shape to explore the themes of order and chaos.

5 weeks starting Tuesday 5th February 2019

Venue: Angel Centre

Times: 1 to 3 pm

First Steps: Banner-Making

During this six week course we will be will be introducing a range of accessible stitching and textile skills to make colourful banners.

5 weeks starting Wednesday 6th February 2019

Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone

Times: 10 am to 12 noon