Educators from FE colleges and support workers are being invited to an online workshop on Wednesday 25th November to preview and feedback on what has been created.
They will see new Easy Read guides to gardening and cooking and how these activities can help personal development and encourage greater independent living. It is hoped they will use the toolkits in the services they provide to adults with learning disabilities.
It’ll also be a chance for those who work with people with learning disabilities to offer their feedback so we can make sure these resources will be truly effectiveThrive's Damien Newman
‘The workshop will explore the benefits and learning opportunities within gardening and cooking and introduce the new resources we have helped develop as part of the Metura project,’ said Damien Newman, Thrive’s Training, Education and Consultancy Manager.
‘We’ll provide a practical demonstration of how to engage people with learning disabilities in gardening and maximise its learning potential.
‘It’ll also be a chance for those who work with people with learning disabilities to offer their feedback so we can make sure these resources will be truly effective.’
The Metura ‘Back to Roots’ project is an EU-funded three-year initiative involving Thrive and other not-for-profit organisations in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia.
There are two opportunities to join the workshop on 25 November, either from 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm. There are 20 places available for each time slot and if you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will run similar workshops with families and adults with learning disabilities in the spring.