We are doing everything to make sure we are COVID-19 secure.
All attendee’s of centre will be temperature checked on arrival.
Have handwashing, cleaning and hygiene products available in all workshops.
correct PPE is worn.
Service users can attend Willow Park with their own PA’s, independently or opt for a support package, delivered by us tailored to their individual needs.
All staff are fully trained in mandatory training such as manual handling, first aid, health and safety and much more but also we train further in enteral feeding e.g. PEG/JEJ, Epilepsy & Emergency Medication and oxygen to provide the best care possible.
Young Adult Transition
We understand that leaving school is a big step and that is why Willow Park want to support you with your next steps. At 16 you can start attending Willow Park during the school holidays because we all know that it is important to have places to go to meet friends and try out new activities. It can also be a worrying time, therefore attending Willow Park gradually can create a smoother transition from leaving school
Sensory Rooms & Hydropool
The pools offer a unique opportunity for service users to experience freedom of movement, relief of joint pain or muscle spasms with the prospect of improving strength and balance in therapeutic surroundings.
Welcome to Willow Park Lifeskills Centre
Willow Park is a unique vibrant facility offering a creative alternative learning environment and social network for people with learning disabilities, physical and or sensory impairment.
Willow Park very much adopts a ‘person centered approach’ allowing flexibility to change activities to suit personal needs and preferences. Our Activities Manager works hard with our Activity Facilitators to create a fun and meaningful workshop to promote creativity and independence.
Workshops are tailor made to ensure individuals can be set realist goals, encouraging stimulation and a sense of achievement, whilst ensuring fun is had along the way!
Independence is key and building confidence to achieve independence and succeed is something that Willow Park feel strongly about. Inspiring the service users to believe in themselves and their ability to obtain their goals.
There really is no better place to go than Willow Park Lifeskills Centre if you want to…. LAUGH LEARN LIVE
We offer the following extensive range of activities and facilities:
Our Workshops & Activities
- Performing Art
- Computers and Technology
- Gardening and Animal Care
- Healthy Living
- Lunch Club
- Sensory rooms
- Hydro Pool
- Swim Spa
+ Smiley Faces
Step into our diner and you will feel like you have gone back in time to the 1950’s. With it’s retro decor the American Diner is a great place to chill out and chat to your friends. The food is as awesome as the surroundings with a wide choice from jacket potatoes, burgers, sandwiches and healthy salads. You can also get a 10% discount on your bill if you have booked any sensory room, workshop or one of the pools.
Courses at Willow Park
ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.
If you choose to enrol on an ASDAN course you will first be required to complete a ‘Starting Out’ booklet which gives us information about you. You will then complete a series of activities and challenges for your chosen course, for example, ‘Work Right’ or ‘Towards Independence’.
Evidence will be collected in the form of witness statements, photographs and your personal written and/or printed work which will be placed in your folder and sent to ASDAN to be assessed. After assessment is complete, you will be rewarded with your well deserved ‘ASDAN – Certificate of Achievement’.
Become part of the Willow Park Family!
We believe in ability and understand that everyone is different. We will work with our service users to make the most of their individual skills and interests – whether that’s developing life skills, trying a new activity or learning.
Reception: 01255 258 891
Centre Manager: 01255 258 905
Activities Manager: 01255 258 902
Willow Park Lifeskills Centre, Willow Park, The Street, Weeley, Essex, CO16 9JE