Yellow Submarine opens social evening for those with learning disabilities

Banbury Cake: New Yellow Submarine Sub-Zero crew, Jacki Flower, Caroline Weston and Laurence Wright at the back, Dan Allen, Carly Smee and John Main in the middle and Chris Carter, front New Yellow Submarine Sub-Zero crew, Jacki Flower, Caroline Weston and Laurence Wright at the back, Dan Allen, Carly Smee and John Main in the middle and Chris Carter, front

A NEW service offering a social space for young people with learning difficulties has launched in Oxford.

Yellow Submarine held its first social evening, Sub-Zero, on Monday. The charity, based at Park End Street organises residential holidays, short breaks, day trips and classes for learning disabled young people and adults aged 18-30.

Eight people attended the first of the new social sessions, taking part in discussion groups and activities.

Deputy manager Caroline Weston, 32, from Thame, said: “It is a social group with an option to talk about training and employment.

“The first session was quite relaxed with pool and computer games.”

Dan Allen, 26, from Witney, said: “I really enjoyed the evening. I liked meeting people and doing the activities. It was a really good night and I’m looking forward to next week.”

In November the charity received £10,800 from the Oxford Mail’s owners Gannett Media through its Gannett Foundation.

The money will go towards a new smoothie and sandwich bar which will open in the spring. Ms Weston added: “The cafe is a work in progress at the moment. But we have had an amazing amount of support from charities and donations.”

The sessions run on Mondays from 6pm to 9pm, at a cost of £3.

To find out more about Yellow Submarine or social nights call 01865 236119 or email caroline@yellowsubmarine.org.uk

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree