Socialize

Small groups meeting at the weekend doing lots of different activities.

Socialize (formerly Friendship Groups)
Many young people would like to be more socially active. The group undertakes new experiences/activities and through this people can become friends. The groups are encouraged to organise their own programme of activities with an emphasis on learning new skills, promoting independence and developing confidence. Socialize offers a wide range of activities for a range of prices from bowling to football, from theatre to karaoke. Socialize is open to anyone aged 18 years and over.

What support is provided?
2 – 3 support workers, depending on the size and the needs of the individuals within the group, to assist with any personal needs or to support individuals during the activities. We can also help to arrange transport.

Socialize meets at different venues throughout the City and County. The group of people who attend are encouraged to take part in the organising of the timetable of activities e.g. concerts, restaurants shopping etc.

Do I have to pay to go to Socialize?
The cost of Socialize is based on the cost of the activities that particular day and the hourly rate of pay for the support workers needed.

If you receive direct payments this can be used to pay for Socialize and help towards your transport costs and support needs.

People who are not already receiving Direct Payments, or need further advice or clarification on the above can contact Cre8ing Opportunities on the number below:

Contact Bridget on 0116 231 8720 or 07912 480 959

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