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Supporting Young People & Adults with Learning Disabilities to achieve their full potential…
About Rock Foundation UK
We are a front-line charitable organisation, founded in 2009 by our CEO Pam Hodge. Rock was created to provide new and unique provision for young people and adults with learning disabilities and those who are disadvantaged.
It’s all about our students!
Through a wide variety of practical workshops and supported work placements we aim to help our service users develop independence, life and employment skills. Service users increase their self-esteem and ultimately improve their quality of life.
Workshops & Activities
We have a range of departments and creative workshops that our service users access and participate in: Admin, Animal Care, Charity Shops, Crafts, First Aid, Gardening, Hair Dressing, IT, Radio Station, Sewing, Tea Rooms, Training Kitchen, Woodwork and much more.
Being part of the Rock Family is not just about training and work, but also includes a lot of fun and relaxing activities. As well as workshop sessions there is plenty of time for fun together, with indoor and outdoor activities, day trips and other outings.
Dedicated Staff Team
The Rock Foundation employs approximately forty staff whom are all trained in the key aspects of care delivery and have experience of supporting vulnerable people. One on one support is also available where this is highlighted in the individual’s care plan. As a team we aim to help our service users develop life and employment skills, to increase their self-esteem and independence, and ultimately improve their quality of life. Our staff also benefit from an ongoing training programme and undergo regular supervision and appraisals. Full details of the training undertaken by our staff can be obtained from our management team.
Social Enterprise Projects
We have developed a variety of social enterprise projects and have retail sites as well as an Etsy Online Gift Shop, which provide training and volunteering opportunities to our clients, as well as being a means of revenue for our charitable work.
Community is key
We currently run several community activities at our day centre in Heneage Road as well as at our Caistor site. These include an elderly persons Luncheon Club, retired Deep Water Trawlermans coffee morning, Parent/Carers Support Group and an area wide Social Club for those with learning disabilities and their families.
We encourage any prospective students to visit us, either with friends, relatives or advocates. We always recommend actually experiencing the day care service, prior to being offered a place. Individual care plan assessments are carefully prepared to meet personal needs of the service user and are structured to offer as much care and support as necessary. The well-being of our students is our primary concern.
Opening Hours: Week days 10am – 4pm