Empower provides support and development service to adults (16+) who are living with a learning disability or have additional support needs.
Day services where people will be supported to experience learn a variety of independent living skills. Our service works in line with the themes of the Keys to life learning Disability Strategy and covers aspects including health, travel, literacy and community inclusion.
Work experience can be provided within our social enterprise cafes where they can learn new skills within a supported working environment.
Activities are designed that create a sense of belonging, encouraging them to take part, learning but having fun at the same time.
Our service users are at the centre of everything that we do. Everyone at Empower has their own Support and development plan. The plan allows a person to set individual goals and lets us know how best we can support the individual to achieve these.
Support is delivered in a group setting, with each individual goals considered on how they can work towards their outcomes within the activity.
Service users are consulted regularly and assist in the design of activities. Feedback on enjoyment and learning is recorded at every session.
Successes are recorded and recognized. Plans are received every six months with the service users and their supports (family, friends or formal supporters).
Fitzgerald Centre – Catering Training
The Fitzgerald centre in Inverclyde support adults with learning disabilities with employment opportunities through our catering options training programme. On the programme we support individuals in food preparation, food hygiene, and customer service.
Making A Referral
If you feel that you or a person you look after would benefit from setting and working towards independent living goals in work, Education or Recreation then Empower is what you are is what you’re looking for.
You can make a Self-Referral for the service, for yourself or on behalf of the person you look after
In the first instance you should speak with the appropriate service coordinator for your area.
Please contact us for more information
All of our service users have the opportunity to complete ASDAN educational certificates.