What is Leaps and Bounds Community Project?
Adults with special educational needs or physical disabilities often drop off the radar when they leave mainstream education. The result of this is that they can become withdrawn, lack confidence, have little interaction with other people and miss the opportunity to develop life enhancing skills.
Provision for these individuals is very limited and this often means that these adults and their parents feel trapped, or ignored by the wider community.
Leaps and Bounds Community Project was set up in 2008 with the vision of
providing an inspiring, supportive and friendly environment for these individuals. We became a registered charity in March 2015 and within the South-East Kent area we are the only organisation providing this type of service.
Led by Debbie Smith, a former Ceramics Teacher and qualified Health and Social Care worker, we have team of experienced staff who work alongside our clients and their carers, to promote their independence and develop practical skills that enrich their daily lives.
Leaps and Bounds is supported by Community Church Deal and runs with a Christian ethos.
What does Leaps and Bounds do to meet the need?
Each weekday, Leaps and Bounds runs morning and afternoon sessions where clients can enjoy the company of other adults, learn new skills and explore the talents they already have in a safe and supportive environment. It also provides carers and parents with some respite.
Activities include, money management, numeracy, literacy, arts and crafts, cooking, gardening, pottery and health and beauty.
If you would like more information about Leaps and Bounds, or would like to volunteer in this vital service, please call Debbie on 01304 375297