Latest news from the Learning Disability and Autism Information Hub

ARC's 70s Disco

ARC is working alongside Cavendish Care to make sure people with developmental and learning disabilities, have access to the best care, services and access to a positive lifestyle.

On Friday 26 August from 6pm to 8pm, ARC will be holding their 70s disco.

This will be held at: 9 Amberly Court, Whitmore Road, RH11 7XL

Entry £7 and drinks and snacks will be available at their shop.

To book call: 01293 344 620

Pro Active Community Disco

Active Prospects is an organisation that offers a range of services for people with, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, and sensory impairment.

On Saturday 10 September starting at 7pm at: The Arc, 9 Weston Drive, Caterham CR3 5XY, there will be a community disco!

Featuring DJ Harry The Heff and DJ Matt.

£5 Entry, Carers go free.

You can purchase your tickets here: Active Prospects - PAC Disco 2022

Or email: for more information and to book your tickets.

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.

YMCA's disability Golf

YMCA's disability Golf is for anyone aged 16 or above with a disability. Run by Co-Action, this is a great way to enjoy golf indoors.

These sessions will run every Saturday starting from 16 July and is £3.30 per person.

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.

Sunnybank and healthcare

Sunnybank have been working with Surrey Heartlands and the NHS on experiences of going to the doctors. This takes the form of an animation with the voices of participants as the audio. It has been distributed to all GP surgeries in Surrey.

Surrey Choices Bulletin

This month's feature is about the new sensory garden at Short Breaks Banstead. Transforming the garden involved working in partnership with a local business and will have a big impact for the people at Short Breaks July 2022 Surrey Choices Bulletin.

BLOOMIN Arts summer holiday programme 2022

Bloomin Arts are now taking bookings for their summer programme 2022. These fun, friendly accessible workshops for adults aged 18 years and over who have disabilities and or neurodiverse are a great way to explore your talents and no previous experience necessary.

The workshops offer a wide range of activities, whether it's to develop an existing skill or try something completely different. You can be sure to find a new experience to keep entertained, inspired and creative this summer.

Further details can be found on the Bloomin Arts website.

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

Please find below videos produced by Surrey and Boarders explaining Dementia and how services can support. As you will see they are aimed at both people with Learning Disability and their care staff.

Baseline Dementia Assessment (for anyone with Down's syndrome who is now over 30 to capture them at their best level of functioning)

View on YouTube

View on YouTube

Concerns Dementia Assessment (for anyone either with Down's syndrome or non-Down's syndrome where there are concerns about a change/decline in the person. This can be an initial assessment or a follow-up)

View on YouTube

View on YouTube