Learn, Engage, Achieve, Future

Supporting people access community, leisure, social and educational activities

The LEAF Project (Learn, Engage, Achieve, Future) is an exciting new partnership with Mencap Liverpool which aims to help the people we support integrate and engage with their community, through a wide range of meaningful activities.

What we do

The service supports people with learning disabilities access and participate in engaging activities, encouraging them to enjoy and be part of the community that they live in.

Some of the opportunities we can help you access include:

  • Social activities – coffee mornings, visits to places of interest
  • Activity groups – arts and crafts groups
  • Volunteer work
  • Referral to vocational pathways for people who want to explore paid employment
  • Personal development courses designed to help people become more confident in their community and develop their independence.
  • Educational courses to help people learn new skills or gain a qualification in a subject they are interested in
  • Activity and resource packs for support staff to carry out in or across services, enabling the people we support to spend time with their friends and make new one’s – for example Come Dine with Us packs, quizzes. These activities will encourage choice, independence and promote social inclusion.

Visit The Leaf Project website.

Who can use our service?

The LEAF Project supports adults with a learning disability, supported by AFG in Liverpool, Knowsley or St Helen’s.

Why use our service?

  • Enhances people’s lives through engaging in meaningful activities
  • Provides an opportunity for the people we support to establish and maintain friendships
  • Supports adults with learning disabilities develop their independence, confidence and gain new skills.
  • Gives people a voice and a place in their community

In order to meet the unique needs of each person we develop a person centred plan tailored specifically to enable each person to take part in opportunities meaningful to them.

We welcome referrals from individuals, their representatives and health and social care professionals.

How to refer to the service

For further information or to make a referral please contact:

Hailey Wood, LEAF Project Coordinator

Mencap Liverpool & Alternative Futures Group

Telephone:0151 707 8582

Mobile: 07914 716 322

Email: Hailey.Wood@mencapliverpool.org.uk

Website: http://theleafprojectmerseyside.wordpress.com/

Learning Disability Awareness Training Course for organisations and community groups

“What about ME” – Training Package

The LEAF Project helps to support organisations and community groups within the North West become more inclusive and accessible to people with a learning disability by providing free learning disability awareness training courses.

What does the training cover?

The training consists of a presentation and four optional additional modules designed to make the training personal to your organisation and your needs and interests. Modules include;

  • Accessible information (including creating Easy Read)
  • How to involve and support volunteers who have a learning disability
  • Learning about people with a learning disability and how they like support in creative ways without breaking confidentiality.

Cost: Free

Dates and venues are discussed on an individual basis as training can be delivered at the individual organisation.

Bookings can be made by contacting the Hailey Wood, LEAF Project Coordinator hailey.wood@mencapliverpool.org.uk or 07914 716 322

Eligibility is any organisation in the Merseyside area.

Contact us

For more information about The Leaf Project please contact:

Hailey Wood, LEAF Project Coordinator

Mencap Liverpool & Alternative Futures Group

Telephone:0151 707 8582

Mobile: 07914 716 322

Email: Hailey.Wood@mencapliverpool.org.uk

Website: http://theleafprojectmerseyside.wordpress.com/