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Learning disabilities day opportunities

Learning disability day centres provide accessible day services across Derbyshire.


Learning disability day centres close

We’ve been closely monitoring Government and Public Health England advice in relation to the coronavirus outbreak and considering the implications for how we deliver our services.

As a result of the most recent guidance around social isolation and social distancing it has become necessary to make a decision to close our day centres for adults with learning disabilities.

We had hoped to continue offering services to those under 70 and those without underlying health conditions in a way that supported social distancing, but this has not been possible.

Services will close from Monday, 23 March 2020 until the foreseeable future.

We appreciate that this will cause anxiety for all service users and staff and this decision has not been taken lightly.

We have written to everyone who receives this service to advise them about how we can support them during this difficult time.

Community connectors

Our community connectors work with people who attend learning disability day services or young people in transition. They can help you develop new skills and get involved with activities in your local community. They've introduced people to activities like mainstream weekly jogs, gyms and swimming as part of their independent daytime activity. Community connectors can also help you find paid or voluntary work. Please see the easy read community connectors leaflet attached to this page.

Learning disability day services we provide

Markham Vale Land Services (MVLS) and Paid and Voluntary Employment Service (PAVES) provide voluntary and paid work experience in and around Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire.

Adult care assessment

Access to our day services is dependent on your eligibility which is determined by an adult care assessment. Find out more about assessments and eligibility.