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 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.

Photos from some of DIY's recent adult courses.

Photos from some of DIY’s recent adult courses.


Print and Stitch: Autumn and Winter

We will make a textile picture using basic  sewing and printing to explore the colours and textures of Autumn and Winter.

Wednesdays 18 September to 27  November (no session 30 October) – 10 weeks

Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone 

Times: 10am to 12 noon 

Making for Theatre: A Costume for Me

We will make a design book about ourselves – who we are, where we have come from, what we like and what we want. We will turn these designs into a tabard costume for us to wear  for a photo shoot!

Thursdays 19 September – 28 November (no session 31 October) – 10 weeks

Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone

Times: 10am to 12 noon


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

Autumn Term 2019

Thursdays 19 September – 28 November (no session 31 October) 10 weeks 

Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone

Times: 1pm to 3pm

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.

During the Autumn Term our theme will continue to be a “Sense of Adventure!” 

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.