Places available to join Magpies; a place to make new friends, learn new skills and create new opportunities for adults with learning disabilities
Magpies, based in Halifax, offers a fun and friendly learning environment for adults with learning disabilities. The charity offers a range of fun and engaging activities, helping members learn new skills to live a more independent and fulfilling life.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, safety measures have been put in place in order to continue operating as safely as possible and places are available for new members to join.
Some of the adjustments which have been temporarily made to continue operating and welcome new members as safely as possible includes operating in bubbles, wearing PPE and carrying out temperature checks.
Chloe Beckett, Communications and Marketing Officer from Magpies says, “We have received feedback from members on how attending Magpies has really helped with their mental health and wellbeing during these difficult times. We understand how social interaction makes a huge difference to the quality of someone’s life. That’s why our team are doing all they can to meet peoples needs by continuing to provide a service with safety as our main priority.”
Magpies also offers an outreach service, offering support for people at home and to do things they enjoy doing in the community. Once the current coronavirus restrictions are lifted, they will also continue to offer trips out and work closely with community-based partnerships.
If you or anyone you know is thinking about joining, Magpies are always happy to show people round the centre and they also offer a free trial day. If you would like to find out more, please visit www.magpies.org.uk or call 01422 383550.