Ability (registered with the Charity Commission as Chesterfield and District Society for People with a Learning Disability) provides a range of services for adults with learning disabilities, autism, behaviours that challenge, mental health conditions and complex health needs.
We also manage an independent living service. Here we offer support to individuals wishing to lead a more independent lifestyle with the appropriate support to engage in the local community and develop independent skills. We have a fantastic hard working staff team that are trained to meet individual needs and requirements.
Working on independent skills such as; preparing and cooking a meal, making a cold or hot drink (with staff observation and support), using their practical and theoretical skills where they can. Staff will encourage the adults to be independent within their personal care needs and will assist in any areas should it be required. Staff will assist users with appointments such as; doctors, hospital, dentist, opticians or any other specialist requirements. Staff members also encourage the adults to lead a healthy lifestyle, whether this is through dietary needs, exercise plans or involving specialist help from external agencies.
A sensory room, with an overhead projector fitted and sensory equipment is used across sites. We also run a club, a social group for adults aged 18 and over, with a monthly disco and buffet. Activity based art/crafts, bingo, baking, film club and indoor games are also available.