What is Visiting Support?
Not so long ago, adults with learning disabilities spent their days in Day Centres; as part of a group, taking part in group activities. Today, things are very different for many people. The ategi Visiting Support team work in Cardiff and can offer 1:1 support and a choice of things to do, people are now at the centre of the support they receive.
‘The support you want; to do the things you want; when you want it.’ ategi supports people to –
- Make their own choices.
- Try new things.
- Learn new skills.
- Develop confidence.
- Be more independent.
Who is it for?
We support adults who are vulnerable because of their learning disability and/or their physical/ sensory difficulties. People can live in their own home, where we might support them with shopping or cleaning; they can live with their family or with carers.
What do we do?
Visiting support is a flexible service, supporting people who live in and around Cardiff from 2 hours at a time, up to a full week, depending on their needs.
We support people to take part in –
- Community Education Classes.
- Voluntary work/ Work experience.
- A range of leisure activities eg. Horse riding. Cycling. Swimming. Keep Fit. Using the gym. Walking.
We also run a small creative craft group on a Thursday