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 –  last session is 28th  May before we close for Easter Holiday

Summer Term 2019 – 9 weeks starting  Thursday 2nd May 

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 Summer 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.

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.


Photo of woman making puppet


Making for theatre

Spring Term ends Thursday 28th  May when we close for the Easter Holiday

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.

Summer Term 2019 – Thursdays 2 May to 4 July – 10 weeks (no half term) 

During the Summer Term we will be making 3D Puppets with limbs which move. We’ll be making costumes for our puppets and creating stories.

Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone 

Times: 10 am to 12 pm 

Banner-Making 2

Each participant will make an individual textile hanging. We will develop simple sewing skills and learn about colour and shade.


Wednesday’s 8 May – 19th June (no session 29th May) – 6 weeks

Venue: Langworthy Cornerstone

Times: 10 am to 12 noon