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New Skill Centre Daycare and Respite

Learning Disabilities Framework Provider

Framework provider of day, evening and weekend activities for people with learning disabilities and autism

Coronavirus Support

We are supplying through our outreach team & staff food parcels, phone calls, emails, face to face skype, activity packs to all those who need supporting during the Pandemic.

We have a few services users that come in and follow the social distancing rules.

We also email progress in our building project to avoid stress to our users.

General Details

The New Skill Centre, based in Ipswich is dedicated and passionate about providing training and support activities to disabled individuals allowing them to enhance their everyday life.

We are committed to delivering a service that is stimulating, enjoyable and relaxed with the support of our experienced staff, carers and volunteers. Using woodworking, horticulture, IT Skills, and various arts and crafts we encourage every individual to improve their independence, well being, social cohesion making every day enjoyable.

  • Respite Daytime Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Employability and Vocational Skills
  • Arts and Craft Skills
  • Woodworking Skills
  • Horticulture Skills
  • Personal and Social Skills Development
  • Outreach Services
  • Autism Support
  • Dementia Support
  • Learning Difficulties Support

Who to contact

Name
Reception
Telephone
01473 290276
Email
enquiries@newskillcentre.org
Website
http://www.newskillcentre.com
Social Media
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Where to go

Name
Wolsey House
Address
2 - 5 The Drift
Nacton Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP3 9QR
Area served
Ipswich

Days & Times

Open Weekdays
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Monday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Other details

Age Groups
16-25 years, Adults, Young people
Service users involved in planning
Yes
The work we do is for the service users, so we ensure that our clients are involved in the majority of the planning execution of the work we do here at the New Skill Centre
Last Updated
10/02/2020

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

This provider was Quality Assured in 2019 and is now an approved provider by Suffolk County Council's Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team - find out more here.

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Reviews

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THE CENTRE, THE DRIFT, NACTON ROAD
My daughter and I researched day centres for my husband who has Alzheimers and although day centres in Nursing homes are there, it was not for Allan. He is still very active although gets totally confused and of course his memory is not good. I need to take him out at least half a day as he does nothing but sit in a chair and sleep. He doesn't watch TV anymore or read. He used to love all the sport on the TV but alas, cannot hear properly or understand what they are saying. He was so good at DIY but of course not now. The Centre was absolutely ideal for him and he has now been four times and loves it. The rooms are clean, tidy and spacious. The staff so caring and pleasant. Allan cant wait to get back so we are trying to arrange for him to go Wednesdays as well. Of course this gives me a much needed break from the frustration of trying to cope with a person with this dreadful illness, especially when I am 80 years old.
Home from Home
My daughter, who has severe autism has been going along to the New Skill Centre for over three years now.   One of the difficulties with my daughter is keeping her occupied as she power houses through most skills quickly,  which you were hoping would last much longer. This has not presented any difficulties for the New Skill Centre as she has and still enjoys lots of activities new and old alike whilst she is there.  Impressively, during the Covid lockdown they organised regular Skype activity sessions to home and sent out activities to keep her going.  This lifeline, for those she lives with, has been vital. I cannot thank the New Skill Centre enough for the extra support and time they have given to us, her parents, during some of her difficult times.  This includes supplying a friendly and appropriate outreach service one evening a week to take her for a meal out and then supporting her at her social club, giving me a much needed break in the evening once a week.  The New Skill Centre is a down to earth, friendly home from home support service that I cannot recommend highly enough.