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:

Garry Hill
Assistant Director Departments and Enterprises
T: 01483 415095
M: 07867 450041
E: garryh@meath.org.uk
Janine C.
Assistant Manager:
T: 01483 415095
E: janinec@meath.org.uk
Garry Hill Garry Hill
Janine Colby Janine C.

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
E: fitness@meath.org.uk

Jack Dutton Jack D. - Health and Wellbeing Coordinator
Meath Gym

We offer a wide range of on- and off-site sporting activities, including swimming, football, trampolining, Zumba, Tai Chi, rock climbing, Boccia, orienteering and gymnastics. For the slightly more adventurous, we also run a Meath Extreme Sport Club. Several times each year, the Club gets to undertake activities that take people just a little out of their everyday comfort zone; for example canoeing, caving and climbing on the ‘Three Cs’ challenge and white water canoeing in the Ardeche. 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
E: quest@meath.org.uk

Jackie W Jackie W.
Badminton
Orienteering
Yoga
Zumba

Personal Enhancement Development and Learning

Here at the Meath, we partake in a session called PEDAL. This is held on a Tuesday afternoon at 1PM-3PM by an activities co-ordinator
During this session we complete different modules, for example we help out with fundraising days, help plan and run campaigns, even this PowerPoint is one of them!

At the end of the year we will hopefully be awarded with a certificate of achievement for doing all these different projects!

The Meath ppp final2.0

 

 

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

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
E: backstage@meath.org.uk

Chrissie Ager Chrissie A.
Backstage Expressive Arts

We are able to offer residents opportunities to study and develop their work-related and life skills towards certification in a wide range of core subjects. Based at our ‘Touchscreen’ IT workshop, we also offer History, Geography, Languages and Media Studies, as well as Cookery courses.


For more information:
Garry Hill
Assistant Director Departments and Enterprises
T: 01483 415095
E: touchscreen@meath.org.uk

Skills and learning
Cooking
English Literature
Geography
Gym
History
IT
Interaction
News & Debate
Nutrition
Photography
Reminiscence
Science

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
E: garryh@meath.org.uk

Horticulture

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
E: garryh@meath.org.uk

Pottery

Our on-site Arts and Crafts workshop offers participants the opportunity to express themselves freely through their own individual style and choice of medium. Working alongside coordinator Jacki Wardle, people aspire to create their own artworks and crafts, learning valuable skills and techniques as they work.

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

Jackie W Jackie W.

We run our highly successful social club Meath Mash Up 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: garryh@meath.org.uk