We work on an individual basis with you and your circle of support to develop personal plans and help you to do the things that are important to you.
We can offer help with:
We have regular social groups which meet at the Winchester Discovery Centre. Drop in lunches on Tuesday and Friday, Afternoon Tea on Monday.
Our monthly Go Social evening is very popular and activities range from Discos and Karaokes, nights out in Eastleigh and Southampton to go bowling or to Sprinkles Gelato. We have river walks, picnics, BBQs in the summer and trips to the local pub and restaurants in Winchester.
We provide a safe, relaxed and welcoming environment to meet people, have fun and build confidence.
During the summer holidays we run day trips around Hampshire. If you have any ideas of good places to visit please let us know.
Click here to visit our What’s On page for our full calendar line-up of events.
We can also help you explore new hobbies and discover new groups.
Many of our members also join Blue Apple Theatre for dance and drama classes and performances
If you would like to know more please email email@example.com. You can download our PCP referral form here. pcp_referral_form_hampshire
The Safer Places scheme is to help people when they are out. A Safe Place is somewhere you can go to for help if you are upset or frightened. Safe Places in Hampshire is run with Hampshire County Council. Winchester Go LD was involved with setting up Safer Places in Winchester in 2011. There are now over 12 shops and businesses signed up.
You can apply to receive a Safer Places card. When you fill out your card you put the telephone numbers of people who can help you if something happens, like support or family members.
If you feel frightened or need help when you are out you can go into any shop that is showing the Safe Place sticker in their window.
Staff at the Safe Place will help you phone for help and you can wait at the Safe Place until you are OK to leave.
Safer Places is running in Winchester, Bishops Waltham and Alresford as well as in other parts of Hampshire. Safe Places have a sticker in the window or have the logo displayed to let you know they are a Safe Place.
Safe Places are all places that are open to the public such as shops, offices or public buildings.
If you would like a card or to know more about the scheme please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us at the Winchester Discovery Centre or staff at Winchester Community Link.
Our Smoothie Bike supports adults with a learning disability to run a pedal powered Smoothie Bike at summer fairs and events.
The project promotes social and work skills, food hygiene and money handling. It is also a great way to reinforce healthy messages regarding the benefits of fresh fruit, exercise and sustainable energy in a unique and engaging way.
Our regular summer events include the St Cross Summer Fair, Osborne School Fete, the Littleton & Harestock Show and the Go LD Garden & Craft Sale.
The team definitely add the fun factor to almost any event! Please contact us if you would like to be involved in the Smoothie project or to book us for an event you are running.
Winchester Go LD believes that everyone who wants a job, deserves the chance to have one.
Less than 1 in 5 people with a learning disability work (compared with 1 in 2 disabled people generally). But research shows that at least 65% of people with a learning disability want to work.
We can look with you at what skills you already have, how you can improve those skills and learn new ones
Are you an employer looking for staff?
You may be interested to know that research from the Joseph Rowntree Trust shows that people with learning disabilities are generally reliable, more likely to stay with one employer for a long time and tend to take less time off.
Many of our members have been in long term employment.
Please contact us so that we can work with you on 01962 873608 or email email@example.com.