Bright Opportunities

Bright Opportunities is a not- for- profit creative community based day service for adults with learning difficulties living within the High Peak the service is located in the heart of Buxton town centre . The service is dedicated to providing the highest quality person centred care and support and offers access to a variety of leisure, educational and developmental activities.

Our day service is based around the local community resources.  We offer a range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. You can choose which activities you would like to take part in. These make use of local facilities, rather than only taking place in a dedicated building.

Bright Opportunities do not use agency staff all employees are carefully chosen and trained to ensure they embrace the organisations ethics and values of choice opportunity and independence.

Our objective

Bright opportunities actively seek to promote choice, opportunity and independence in the way in which each service user decides to use their day in a personal centered approach.

The service takes a person-centered approach to developing and delivering for each of the service users, an activity plan. The service supports the key principles within the government’s white paper Valuing People, and Valuing People Now:

Staff actively support people with a learning difficulty to increase their independence. Staff ensure that people with a learning difficulty have opportunities to contribute to and benefit from community life and are seen and valued as equal citizens.

Bright Opportunities

• Help develop social skills, capacity for friendships and positive relationships

•  Ensure that adequate support is in place to meet individually assessed needs

• Support individuals To enjoy facilities in the community, including Buxton leisure centre, community allotments, cafes and community groups

• To make independent choices, influence and inform Bright Opportunities through feedback and complaints.

•  Challenge stigma and discrimination within the wider community.

Our opportunities team

The Bright Opportunities team consists of two managing directors and a team of skilled experience support workers.

The service works closely with a broad range of support agencies including social care and health workers plus the multi-disciplinary team consisting of physiotherapist, occupational health therapist, speech and language therapists, learning disability, community nurses and self-directed support workers.

People can choose to attend the centre two days a week or on selected days to suit their lifestyle, the allocation of which is subject to availability and assessment.

Bright opportunities continue to implement the strategy of aligning service provision to the “Valuing People Now” and Personalisation agendas. This work is around providing first class in-house day services and the need to further develop the concepts of promoting social inclusion and independence. The future direction for the service will continue to build upon these efforts and see greater emphasis on individualised and flexible services.

We believe in:

• Making a positive and real difference to the lives of the people that we support by providing customer focused services, delivered by experienced and competent individuals, teams and support networks.

• Contributing to the realisation of service user plans.

• Maintaining appropriate records.

• Assisting with regular health and safety checks/monitoring.

• Operating in line with the philosophy, aims, objectives and standards of a service which promotes equal opportunities for all.

• Empowering people and assisting each individual to develop their own interests and skills.

• Working towards improving life chances for people with learning difficulties through a ‘person-centred approach’.

• Providing appropriate support to adults with learning difficulties who wish to access community resources and opportunities.

Bright Opportunities Community Interest Company not -for -profit.  Company number 8206092