Working with adults with learning disabilities

All DIY Group Activities are currently suspended because of the Coronavirus.

DIY are staying safe and getting creative at home. Please check back here to find out how we will be sharing this work. Don’t forget you can follow us on social media too! (Connect using the links at the bottom of the page)

 


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.


DIY BUDS

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

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.

 


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.

Summer Term 2020

All DIY Group Activities are currently suspended because of the Coronavirus.

Thursdays – 1pm to 3pm – at Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ.

Course starts Thursday 23rd April and runs for 10 weeks to Thursday 2nd July (no session Thursday 28th May  )

During the Summer 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.


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.

If you are interested in joining one of our courses please get in touch – email diytheatre@gmail.com, 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