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Adults with learning disabilities need support to master these basic skills. Our classes provide a safe space to learn and practice things many of us take for granted.

Learn Basic Skills

We use fun activities which develop basic skills such as numeracy, reading, writing and communication.

Enjoy Social Time

We create a social environment, which increases engagement in groups and the local community, reducing social isolation.

Build Confidence

We help adults feel confident expressing themselves and developing the ability to listen, question and use new information.

Living with learning difficulties can be tough…

Adults with a learning disability are amongst the most marginalised and invisible members of society.

A lack of confidence in social settings can lead to isolation. Difficulties in following conversations, allowing others time to speak, understanding humour, sharing or taking turns can also contribute to isolation or feeling left out.

Many find it difficult to handle money – unable to count coins for small purchases, work out how much change they should get or even if they have enough money to buy what they need.

We work with individuals to develop the skills they have and support them to practise the skills they find difficult.

We provide a safe space to learn essential skills…

Community Adult Basic Skills (CABS) is a charitable organisation that provides opportunities for adults with a learning disability to learn basic skills such as numeracy, reading, writing and communication.

Our classes provide a social environment which makes learning fun and increases opportunities for social engagement. We call them “clubs” as we value belonging and engagement.

Participants are supported to develop skills and confidence to engage in a wide range of ordinary social activities. This reduces their experience of social isolation and increases the visibility of adults with learning disabilities within the wider community.

Learning Clubs

Practical activities, quizzes and games to help develop key skills required to live a fuller life. Support is tailored to individual interests and needs.

Activity Clubs

We offer fun activities and games to encourage physical activity, flexibility, co-ordination and social interaction appropriate for each participant.

Music Clubs

Come and sing your heart out! Song and simple instruments are used to support interaction, cooperation, individual expression and learning.

Kind Words

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The ladies I support, look forward to Fran's sessions each week. Fran is amazing at what she does. As a support worker, I find these classes very beneficial to their needs and the way they participate within the group. They are truly amazing sessons.

Helen, Support Worker
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Fran's classes are enjoyable greatly by all the people I support. They have fun and are improving their numeracy and literacy at the same time.

Pete Warren, Support Worker

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