Berkshire Phab is a charity that helps disabled and non-disabled people share experiences, socialise and enjoy activities designed for all abilities. We are open four days a week as a drop-in club for adults, and every Saturday for children and young people in our youth club. We run occasional outings, and offer a cooked lunch at our weekday club.
The majority of our adult members (beneficiaries) have physical and/or learning disabilities, including sensory impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and people recovering from a stroke. Many of our members are wheelchair-users, and the centre is fully accessible including a changing room with a hoist. We have a number of non-disabled volunteers who socialise with the members and support our staff to deliver activities.
Our youth club, bPhab, is an inclusive club with a mix of young members with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and neuro-typical young people.
We are part of a nationwide network of clubs supported by Phab UK. Like all Phab clubs, our aim is to promote and encourage opportunities where disabled and non-disabled people can share experiences on an equal basis, working towards an inclusive society.
The choice of activity at each club is completely up to the individual member. The range of activities on offer include: computer skills, arts and crafts, gardening, cookery, and sport activities such as pool, table tennis, indoor curling, basketball. We also have a sensory room and offer a cooked lunch.
We provide a similar range of activities on Saturdays for children and young people in our youth club, bPhab.