01255 258 885 manager@willowpark.co.uk


Inspiring the service users to believe in themselves and their abilities is crucial in attaining success.


Specialist Care

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 Manuel 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 we 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.

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 Autism. Learning Disabilities, Physical and or Sensory Impairment.

We adopt a ‘person centered approach’ allowing flexibility to change activities to suit personal needs and preferences. Our Manager works hard with our Activity Facilitators to create fun and meaningful workshops to promote creativity and independence.

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
  • Arts, Crafts and Pottery
  • Performing Art
  • Health & Life Skills
  • Food Hygiene & Preparation
  • Multi Media & Team Games
  • Land Maintenance & Animals
  • Forest Schools & Woodwork
  • Community Access
  • Sensory rooms

+ Workshops

+ Smiley Faces

Lifeskills Centre

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

Our Mission

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.

Contact Us

By Phone

Reception: 01255 258 885

By Email




Willow Park Lifeskills Centre, The Grove, Oaktree Drive, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 2DN