Term dates Options runs all year round except for Christmas week and bank holidays. Aspirations now runs 50 weeks a year, from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday during term times, and currently on Monday- Thursday during what were traditionally the "school/college holidays".
2018 Staff Training dates We are sorry that we will be closed for staff training on the dates as follows: Wednesday 16 May, and Thursday 15 November.
We are sure you will appreciate that training, much of which is compulsory, is important to make sure we deliver a high quality service for the safety, happiness and well being of our clients and learners. However, we do appreciate that these closures can be inconvenient, so we try to publicise them as far ahead as we can, to help minimise disruption. If we are closed on a day you would normally attend, we are happy for you to book to come in on another day so please get in touch.
If you have any queries please call 01223 811662 or email email@example.com
Other Events Aspirations celebration event – Open to all! Thursday 17 May – 6.30-8.45pm We are delighted to be welcoming author Helen Bates to Red2green. She will be doing a short presentation about female autism combined with some of Ellen Li’s lovely illustrations from her book “A girl like Tilly, Growing up with autism”. The evening will also offer parents and carers the chance to talk to other parents, tutors and staff, and to find out more about our curriculum and our recent consultation with learners over what they want from us such.
There will also be a free Mindfulness session as a taster of the course for parents we are offering shortly. Find out how this technique is already benefitting some of our learners and how by paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. Lindsey Harris (Poppins Cottage Industries) will be supporting an art/craft session throughout suitable for learners, carers, family members and referrers. Please click here to log your interest in the evening to give us an idea of numbers.
Community Café and garden – opening Thursday 24 May – 11am-2pm Our opening event will showcase our new developing gardens and the community café. It will include sales of produce, vegetable & bedding plants, and the famous red2green hanging baskets grown by clients from our Options service for people with a learning disability. It will feature artwork & craft displays from our Aspirations service for people on the autistic spectrum, and refreshments from our new community café.