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Active Living 

“We are gradually welcoming our existing clients back to sessions, but we will be offering taster sessions to potential new clients soon! Please email Laura on if you would like to know more”

Any enquiries, please email Laura Reid
and she will do her best to get back to you as soon as possible.




Through our Active Living programme we provide group activities for adults with a learning and/or physical disability, and adults with mental health conditions.

Our specialised team work with our clients to provide a variety of sessions that support independent living skills, build confidence, improve social skills, community integration, and provide a platform for creative expression, all in the safe, accessible environment that is the Riverside. We offer IT and iPad classes, arts and crafts, performing arts, cooking, gardening, day trips and more. We are always keen to expand our offer to meet people’s needs so feel free to make suggestions if there is something you would like to try!

We also offer 1:1 support, both in our sessions and in the community – please contact us for more information.

If you would like to know more about how to get involved, please call us on 01983 539 371 or email:  to arrange a visit.

We always offer a free trial session.

Want to Volunteer for us?If you would like to Volunteer for Active Living see here

art & craftArts & Crafts

Our art and craft sessions have a relevant theme or topic that reflect the seasons or our members’ interests.

We welcome all abilities to use this session as a tool to express themselves and build confidence.

Our on hand tutor is there to support, guide, encourage and teach new skills using variety of mediums.

Performing Arts

If you enjoy singing, acting or some of the behind the scenes fun and prop making this group could be right for you.

This group will help improve confidence and is a great way to express yourself.

The fun friendly atmosphere encourages new friendships and a chance to discover and develop your talents.


Come and cook with us. Learn new skills and have fun at the same time.

We welcome all abilities to explore their talents.  Our groups learn the skills to cook balanced meals and bakes from scratch.

Our sociable atmosphere allows everyone to learn at their own pace and enjoy their delicious creations at the end of the session.


We have an allotment right next to the Riverside with lots of opportunities to grow a variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables.

This group provides a therapeutic environment in which to make new friends while gaining the benefits of light movement and improving coordination.

it cafeIT Skills

We have volunteers who can teach you to use iPads and computers for photography, internet research and just for fun.

These are all done on a one to one basis, so can be tailored to your ability. Come and talk to us about how we can help.

Day trips

Our “Out and about” group takes every opportunity to explore the Island’s treasures. The group goes out every week to a location decided by the group.

Recent trips have included bowling, crazy golf, Osborne House, the One Life Festival and the Chilli Farm.


Through Active Living make new friends and enjoy new experiences.  If you would like to know more about how to get involved, please call us on 01983 539371 or email: to arrange a visit.

Morning sessions run from 10am to 12.30pm

Afternoon sessions run from 1pm to 3pm

Each session costs £16. We only ever charge for sessions you book.

One to one support is available within sessions or in the community at the cost of £12.50 per hour.



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