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Meath Skills Centre

Take a close look at all that is on offer at our Skills Centre. Our Activity Coordinators welcome people from all walks of life – you don’t have to be living with epilepsy or be a resident at the Meath in order to participate.

Our aim is to help people gain access to a wide range of activities – academic and work-related skills training plus creative, sports and leisure pursuits – in order that everyone furthers their learning, finds interesting pastimes and improves (or maintains) their fitness level. And if you have a favourite hobby or want to learn a particular skill that isn’t run of the mill, then let us help you to access it through our network.
We are here to help! If you would like to find out more about any activity within the Centre, then please contact:

Joanne Axton
Head of Operations and HR
T: 01483 415095
Janine T.
Manager:
T: 01483 415095
Joanne Axton
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Our modern, fully equipped Gym is available from early in the morning to late in the evening to enable you to keep fit at a time to suit you. Suitable for people with disabilities, our skilled staff can assist you to access the equipment and to set plans to improve and maintain your fitness levels.

For people accessing the Gym from the general public, once you have undertaken a personal induction with a member of our staff, then you are free to use the equipment on a pay as you go basis. There are no annual or joining fees; and being so close to the station, it’s a great way to start or finish your daily commute!


For more information:
T: 01483 415095

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We offer a wide range of on- and off-site sporting activities, including swimming, football, Zumba, Tai Chi, Boccia, orienteering and gymnastics. For the slightly more adventurous, we also undertake trips that take people just a little out of their everyday comfort zone; for example canoeing, caving and climbing. These are sporting challenges with professional support that breed confidence and increase proficiencies.

Come and talk to us about how we can assist you to try something new, or to access something specific. We are here to help you succeed!


For more information:
T: 01483 415095

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community
community
community

Backstage won ‘Most Innovative Activity for Service Users’ at the Surrey Care Awards in 2016. Each session offers participants the opportunity to get involved with performance arts, from the initial research and concept, writing, and the design and production of costumes and props, through to the performance itself, often in front of a live audience. Encouraging free expression and articulation through creative interpretation, the workshops are colourful, inventive and a huge amount of fun.


For more information:
Chrissie A.
T: 01483 415095

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Backstage
Backstage
Backstage
Backstage
Backstage
Backstage
Backstage
Backstage

We offer Skills Centre clients the opportunity to learn about and develop their understanding of a variety of subjects and life skills through friendly group work sessions. Our session rooms include an IT suite, break out space, and our interactive ‘Touchscreen’ which the group enjoy using for group work and presentations.

The people we support take great pride in both their group work and their individual project books. Whether in History, Science, IT, English or Cookery, all learning progress and achievements are recognised and celebrated!


For more information:
Joanne Axton
Head of Operations and HR
T: 01483 415095

The therapeutic benefits of getting involved with horticulture have long been widely acknowledged, and here at the Meath, we like to think we are continuing in the footsteps of the many people who have cultivated our site throughout its long history. Our Horticulture group is led by keen gardener Beryl, who encourages the group to get hand-on with a variety of tasks as they progress through the seasons.


For more information:
T: 01483 415095

Our Pottery class is led by professional ceramicist Luisa Cacciotti, who takes participants through the range of basic techniques in order for them to explore their own creativity. With our own pottery wheel and kiln, we are able to fire pieces on site, giving people the opportunity to appreciate the whole process, from concept through to finished article.


For more information:
T: 01483 415095

Our on-site Arts and Crafts workshop offers participants the opportunity to explore and express themselves through their own individual style and choice of medium. Working alongside our Activity Leaders, the people we support aspire to create their own artworks and crafts, learning valuable skills and techniques as they work.

For more information:
T: 01483 415095

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arts & crafts
arts & crafts
arts & crafts
arts & crafts

We run our highly successful social club Minglers every Tuesday evening. It is an ideal opportunity to meet up with friends, or to make some new ones, in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. There are specific themed events,  but in the main, the choice is left with participants, which makes for a whole variety of activities.

For more information:
T: 01483 415095
E: Joanne.Axton@meath.org.uk