With a previous background in supporting adults with learning disabilities, Emily Kelly started Let's Get Sociable as an individual - aiming to support perhaps 4/5 adults in getting out and about in their community more. The word spread and there was very quickly a huge demand for the service. With that, LGS then grew with the support of local volunteers who made it possible to open up the service to many more individuals!
In 2013 - Let's Get Sociable became a 'community interest company'. A non-profit organisation regulated by the CIC regulator. This emphasied our commitment to proivding a service that not only benefits those using it - but also individual volunteers; supporting them to gain new skills and experience, parents and carers - providing some respite knowing their loved ones are safe and supported while they enjoy a break. The result - a service that benefits everyone involved and that has become a real gem in our community.
We offer regular activities all year round with a wide range of things to choose from. We do not run a membership service - you are free to pick and choose what activities you like as little or as often as you like. We have clients who come out nearly every week, and others who come out once or twice a year. It really is a flexible service with no commitment!
Our service is aimed at adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities. We also support individuals with mental health difficulties as well as those with disabilities caused through illness or accidents. Our age range starts from 18yrs+ and we cater for everyone from those living with family to supported living, residential care and living independently.
We work with other services to support your needs - so if you have a social worker, carer or other professionals supporting you we are happy to work alongisde them to ensure we meet your needs to the best of our ability.
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Let's Get Sociable! Community Interest Company. Registered Office Address: 23 Farwell Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4PN. Registered in England & Wales: 08593794
Words that our clients have used to describe how they feel about Let's Get Sociable:
''FUN'' ''EASY'' ''USEFUL''