Working with adults with learning disabilities

DIY 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.

Autumn Term 2020 


DIY BUDS is DIY’s popular weekly drama session for adults with learning disabilities. Sessions are free and everyone is welcome!

Photo of a DIY BUDS session

Exciting new Course starting on Thursdays using Zoom

Zoom is a free online platform which allows us to connect safely. You will need access to a phone, computer or tablet that has internet connection to join these sessions. Click here to see the ‘How-to-use-Zoom’ Easy Read guide. Many thanks to Learning Disability Wales for the use of this resource.

New Skills, New Choices

New Skills, New Choices is a drama course for anyone in Salford with a learning Disability, not in work, who wants to develop their skills and experiences.

Thursdays – 11am to 12.30pm – using Zoom.

Course starts Thursday 17th September and runs for 10 weeks

During the Autumn Term our theme will be My Skills

  • Are you interested in developing your creative skills?
  • Do you want to increase your social and group-work skills?
  • Do you want to improve your confidence?
  • Do you want to develop skills and experiences which will move you further towards the workplace?

New Skills, New Choices will introduce you to new skills, boost your confidence and help you to develop lots of essential and transferrable skills

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done drama before. You can come along, join in, have some fun and make new friends. Sessions are free and are funded through the Greater Manchester ESF Community grant programme.

Contact DIY on if you’re interested in joining us.

DIY Theatre Company would like to thank the following organisations for their support for this work:

  • European Union Social Fund (ESF)
  • Workers Education Authority (WEA) with funds granted by the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Funder logos - ESF (European Social Fund) from the European Union and WEA (the Workers Education Authority)

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.

Autumn Term 2020 – Communication Through Craft

Thursdays – 2 to 3.30pm – using Zoom.

Starting Thursday 17th September, this is a 10 week course (no session Thursday 29th October).

During this 10 week course participants will engage a range of creative activities. The focus will be on developing drawing, writing and educational skills. Activities will include things like making a zine, practicing bubble writing and creating Christmas decorations.

The course will include weekly Zoom sessions and be supported by a series of Creative Resource Packs.

Sessions are free and everyone is welcome!

If you are interested in joining one of our courses please get in touch – email, or phone 0161 212 4984.

Photos from some of DIY's recent adult courses.

Photos from some of DIY’s recent adult courses.

Our thanks to Community Learning at Salford City College for their support of DIY courses for adults.

Logo of funder - Community Learning at Salford City College