The Craft service of Armitage Bridge is a well-established service that has been running and evolving since 1993, situated in the former mill cottages of St Paul’s House. Armitage Bridge is a peaceful village with access to regular buses into Huddersfield town centre, Meltham and Holmfirth, all within a 5-mile radius. It is also within walking distance of Berry Brow train station which runs the Transpennine Express from Sheffield to Huddersfield.
On our doorstep there are many tourist attractions such as Castle Hill, Beaumont Park and the North Light Gallery. Some of our activities see us getting involved with local amenities such as St Pauls Church, Meltham sports club and Brooke’s allotments to name a few.
Our service users can choose from a wide variety of activities to suit their lifestyle and preferences, current activities include:
Educational and skills development:
- Literacy and numeracy skills and use of Makaton
- Shopping for food, craft and shop supplies
- Healthy eating, cooking and baking
- Arts and crafts, card making
- Computer skills and photography
- Cultural and team building days
Social and community involvement:
- Visits to places of interest - museums, art galleries, parks, garden centres
- Special events - Cloverleaf advocacy, Holme Valley sharing memories, The
annual Kirklees learning disability week, barge trips
- Meals out to Meltham sports club
- Xylosound – music opportunities with an established group in Slaithwaite
Psychological and physical wellbeing:
- Relaxation, sensory stimulation, Tibetan head and aromatherapy massage
- Crown green bowls and ten pin bowling
- Hiking, keep fit, singing, drama, dance and drumming
- Our list is not exhaustive and new opportunities are always being developed with the help of our staff and service users.