Latest news from the Learning Disability and Autism Information Hub

Surrey Adult Learning

Surrey Adult Learning provides a variety of courses and workshops for adults to partake in, to learn new skills and give your career a boost. Courses and workshops include:

  • Arts and photography
  • Crafts and textiles
  • Languages
  • Business, employability, and digital skills
  • Cookery
  • Healthy living
  • Humanities and social science

They also offer free or subsidised courses:

  • Essential Digital Skills
  • Getting into work- Refresh
  • Functional English and Maths
  • GCSE English and Maths
  • ESOL (English speakers for other languages)
  • Family Learning
  • Passport to well being
  • Supported Learning

If you would like to take part in Surrey Adult learning you can book online.

Email Surrey Adult Learning: adultlearning@surreycc.gov.uk


Choices Wave Podcast

Surrey Choices is an organisation that provides a range of support services dedicated to improving independence, confidence and life skills of people with a range of disabilities.

They also have their own podcast, they discuss various issues surrounding various disabilities.

This month, guest host Dexter James the partnership board member explores the topic of wheelchairs in a podcast.


Club night – Peak 15 Big Life

Peak 15, an organisation that supports people with Learning Disabilities is hosting a club night.

On the 31 of October 2022 at The Blue Bird Club at The Hawth. Go Big or Go Monster night from 7:30pm to 11pm.

Entry fee is £10 per ticket.

To get your tickets please call: 01293 553 636 or visit The Hawth.


Surrey Autism Champions Training – by Autism by Experience

Surrey Autism Champions Training, by Autism by Experience.

Autism by Experience is a new Community Interest Company that will start trading in September 2022. They have been operating for 2 years under the umbrella of The Clear Communication People Ltd.

Autism by Experience Community Interest Company will be running a new Surrey Autism Champions Programme starting in October 2022. The training is free. For anyone working in the NHS, public service for example police, local council, supporting service or other service.

The training is to ensure services in Surrey have a good understanding of the needs of autistic people, and offer approaches, adjustments and strategies that help autistic people access services, support, and community facilities.

The training will be taking place online, once a month over 6 months on a Wednesday afternoon 1pm to 5pm.

If you would like to apply or would like more information, please email Mike Leat: info@autismbyexperience.co.uk


Include Choir Epsom

Include choir are running a group every Tuesday from 6pm to 7.30pm. Join them to build a more inclusive community through Makaton singing and songs.

The choir meets at St Marks Church, Epsom, KT18 5RD.

Include choir are also are running a group every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9pm in Redhill. The choir meets at Hatchlands Primary School, Redhill, RH1 6AT.


Free Stroll and Sign Sessions

Stroll and Sign Sessions are for gentle, accessible and social walks in and around Surrey. You will be able to improve your physical and mental health, gain communication skills and make friends.

This will be held fortnightly, Saturdays at 11am.


Surrey Together web tool activities for people with learning disabilities

Active Prospects have created a web tool for people with learning disabilities and/or their support workers to see what activities or events are available to them in Surrey. The web tool has been developed in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability and Reason Digital, and is based on the Together As One tool, which was originally developed by Leonard Cheshire in Wales and is now being rolled out in other areas of the UK. The web tool has been made possible by funding from Surrey County Council, and is free to use for providers and users.

If you would like more information on the web tool or how you can get involved, please contact marketing@activeprospects.org.uk