In June 2010, we opened our second Craft service called Bryan Road in Edgerton set adjacent to our Horticulture day service. Both Craft centres are run by the same management team who regularly work across both services.
There are very good public transport links into Huddersfield and Halifax, and access to the M62 is approximately a two mile drive away.
Local attractions include the Birchencliffe branch of Wyvale garden centres and some well reputed hotels and restaurants.
Craft Bryan Road is more accessible to individuals who have mobility requirements with ramped access, disabled toilets and the option to work solely on one level. It is a smaller centre than Craft Armitage Bridge however some of the activities see the two services joining together meaning staff and service users are familiar with each other from both centres.
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.