5 July 2018

What’s Out There for People with Learning Disabilities and Autism?

Come along to the biggest free event in the city for adults with learning disabilities or Autism. ‘What’s Out There?’ is at the King Alfred Leisure Centre on Tuesday 10 July from 10am to 3pm.

Find out about the support and services available, and try out activities for people with learning disabilities and autism in Brighton & Hove. The event is open to anyone with learning disabilities, as well as family, carers, and anyone else interested in finding out more. There is no need to book in advance, just drop-in on the day.

Service providers from across the city will be available to talk to on the day and there will be a range of fun activities to try out including: art, sports, dance, table tennis, and Capoeria, as well as workshops from Albion in the Community, Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball and Sussex Cricket.

There will also be performances to enjoy from the FanDance Company and the Marta Scott Dance Company.

Councillor Clare Moonan, lead councillor for Adult Social Care said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to see for themselves what we offer in Brighton & Hove.

“On the day you can talk to providers, ask them questions and find out about costs, so you can decide how you want to spend your personal budget. It’s also a chance to meet people, try out new activities and have fun!”

Advice stalls, workshops and performances will be in the Ballroom with further activities in the Sports Hall. Lunch is not provided but soft drinks will be.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and a sound loop is available.

‘What’s Out There?’ is organised by Brighton & Hove City Council, along with Brighton & Hove CCG, Amaze, Speak Out and the Carers Centre.

Find out more, including the full schedule of workshops and performances, at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/event/whats-out-there.

For advice on specific access requirements please email WhatsOutThere@brighton-hove.gov.uk.