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 a drama group for adults with learning disabilities. 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.

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.

During Spring 2018 we are running:

Photo: SoundtracksSoundtracks

DIY’s Soundtracks course runs on Thursday mornings from 10 am to 12noon at Langworthy Cornerstone.

This course explores different ways of creating songs and soundscapes using our own voices, percussive instruments and objects. Course participants get a chance to create an original radio play together and work with professional sound artists.

DIY’s next Soundtracks course will start on Thursday 19 th April and will run until Thursday 28 th June (no session on 31 May)

Making for theatre

DIY’s “Making for Theatre” course runs on Wednesday mornings at The Angel Centre from 10 -00 am -12-00 pm. The course introduces a range of easy techniques to make cloth glove puppets and props. Participants explore character, costumes and props and the course will culminate in a sharing event.

DIY’s next Making for Theatre course will start on Wednesday 20th April and will
run until Wednesday 27th June (no session on 30 May).