The Wednesday social group is run by Burley Inclusive at the Vintage Church hall in Weston-Super-Mare. Many of our service users have friends from school or college who, having left the education system, are now supported by other providers. The group was initially established as a place where our service users could meet with their friends to maintain those friendships, and has grown into a regular fixture of the week for many support providers across the region. The group regularly numbers around 30, however in recent months we have seen an influx of new members from more diverse providers.
A key theme of the group is that it belongs to our service users – it is ‘their’ group, and they assist with the setting up and closing down of the hall, and have a hand in the decision-making process.The group itself is open to anyone!