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Alderbrook Centre

Alderbrook provides day services to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities in the High Peak.

We aim to provide support and opportunities so people who come to Alderbrook can achieve their aspirations for learning, leisure, and vocation.


People who attend Alderbrook may have a range of needs including autism, profound and multiple learning disabilities, complex needs and challenging behaviours.

We offer a wide range of services and activities, both within the centre and the wider community, to meet the varying needs and abilities of our clients.

We have skilled staff that can offer varying levels of support, from encouragement and minimal supervision, through to more intensive one to one sessions.

Opening times

Monday to Friday from 8:45am to 4pm.

Specialist services and activities

The centre offers:

  • sports
  • centre-based dance
  • music therapy
  • art
  • IT
  • crafts
  • training kitchen
  • healthy lifestyle group
  • sewing and knitting
  • sensory room
  • sensory sessions
  • swimming
  • walking groups
  • varied themed sessions
  • outdoor pursuits

Facilities include garden areas, adapted toilet and bathroom including a jacuzzi bath.

Contact Josi Henshall, deputy unit manager (specialist service), email: josi.henshall@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 531003.

Community education and vocational hub

This service offers vocational and work-based skills development which can offer recognised, accredited qualifications. We hope to develop this service by building links with other vocational education providers, the Community Connector service and supported employment services to make sure clients have clear pathways for progression.

Clients will receive person centred, tailored support to them to help them progress and meet their individual goals.

Projects include:

  • branching out garden centre
  • woodwork
  • coffee bar
  • Blythe House coffee morning partnership
  • Serpentine
  • Glossop Furniture project
  • community grounds maintenance team
  • community allotment project
  • Bugsworth Basin project
  • Bugsworth shop project
  • open award accredited courses
  • retail experience

Contact Emma Mountain-deputy Unit manager (Community projects Hub), email: emma.mountain@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 531255.

Contact

Manager: Anna Butler, email: anna.butler@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 531002.

Reception tel: 01629 531000.

Alderbrook Day Opportunities
Buxton Road
Chinley
High Peak
Sk23 6ES