Working with adults with learning disabilities

Which courses are you interested in joining?

Contact DIY on to find out more and book your place.

Let’s Get Digital!

Digital Inclusion - photo of Cathy when she first joined a Zooms Session

Cathy, supported by Sue, successfully joins her first Zoom session.

Wednesday lunchtimes – 12.15pm – using Zoom.

Starts 22 April (no session 2 June).

A series of fun sessions to help us all feel more confident using tablets and being on Zoom. We will also be exploring different and creative ways to use our tablets and develop our digital skills.

Sessions are free and everyone is welcome!

Many thanks to our funders NHS Salford CCG and Salford CVS who have supported this project via their CV-19 Disability Response Fund.

Digital Inclusion project funders - Salford CVS and Salford CCG

Written guide to getting started on Zoom

All DIY’s groups and courses are currently being offered via Zoom – a free online platform.  Click here to see the ‘How-to-use-Zoom’ Easy Read guide, (thanks to Learning Disability Wales for the use of this resource).

First Steps:
Music from Around the World

photo of Martin and David with music shakers


Wednesdays 2pm on Zoom.

Summer Term starts 22 April (no session 2 June).

During this ten-week course we will be exploring different styles, genres, instruments, musical cultures and sound worlds from different countries.

Our thanks to Community Learning at Salford City College for their funding of this course.

Logo of funder - Community Learning at Salford City College

New Skills, New Choices

DIY BUD’s 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.

photo of Buds group showing that they need money for their ideas to improve Salford

In March we tried to “Get the Money!” to fund our ideas to make Salford Perfect!

Thursdays 10.30am on Zoom.

Summer Term starts Thursday 23rd April.

Across 10 creative sessions we will be focussing on different forms of communication and the range of feelings we all experience. We will use creative approaches to explore how our feelings and how we communicate will change as we move towards more face to face activities and use drama to share our goals, aspirations and hopes for the future.

  • 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

Sessions are free and are funded through the Greater Manchester ESF Community grant programme.

  • 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)

First Steps :
Communication through Arts & Nature

picture of trees and grass drawn by Robert Noble

Drawing by Robert Noble

Thursdays 2pm on Zoom.

Summer Term 22 April, 10 weeks to 1st July (no session 3rd June).

A series of 10 zoom workshops looking at art & nature and the importance of parks to provide a connection to nature in our cities. We will be exploring different ways of creating textures and representing landscapes before creating our own maps of our perfect park. We will look at how other artists depict nature and some who use nature to make their art.

Sessions are free and everyone is welcome!

Our thanks to Community Learning at Salford City College for their funding of this course.

Logo of funder - Community Learning at Salford City College

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.