Stratford-on-Avon District Council works with a local charity called the Inclusive Leisure Education Activities Project (ILEAP).
ILEAP has been running inclusive leisure opportunities in the local community since 2000. It aims to offer children and adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities opportunities for fun and friendship during their leisure time.
The charity works with its members and their families to offer an exciting and rewarding programme of leisure activities in the evenings, at weekends and during school holidays. All the activities take place in the local community and offer a safe and structured environment where participants can build confidence and raise self-esteem while having fun with friends old and new.
The activities also provide busy families with a short break, in the knowledge that their loved one is being cared for and is taking part in an activity they enjoy.
Activities include cinema trips, swimming, youth clubs, arts and crafts, sports and games, music and movement, cookery clubs, holiday play schemes, day trips, residential activities, meals out, discos, birthday parties, bingo, karaoke, ten pin bowling, drama clubs and pottery.
All activities are user-led and so the programme is constantly improving based on feedback from customers and their families.
Anyone interested in joining the charity can find out more information and register via the ILEAP website or by calling 01789 260644 / 07980 004381.