We are currently adapting this program. Stay tuned.
What is it?
Here at Uppertunity we offer a programme that is aimed at individuals in the Dundee area with learning disabilities, autism and additional support needs who are looking to connect with their own aspirations. This programme is all about building skills that can be used throughout life and developing the unique talents of the individual. The program takes place over 12 weeks and involves various groups and workshops, as well as one on one support.
What does it involve?
By signing up for the Daring for Development programme you will get involved with:
- Attending groups and workshops, such as money management, cooking skills, safe travel and goal setting (44 workshops in total)
- Completing a volunteer placement, and receiving support in trying different volunteer roles
- Receiving one on one support
- Receiving support in sourcing activities outside of our own program
- Taking part in therapeutic activities
- Taking part in team building
How does it work?
When an individual initially joins the programme, one to one conversations will take place between the individual and the manager to create a personal journey plan. This plan will articulate how the person sees themselves at that moment in time and what personal goals they have for themselves, as well as their current capacity.
The Individuals journey plan will include:
- An initial introduction of the individual, programme and activities
- Attending workshops 3 to 4 times a week at Uppertunity’s premises
- Over 90 hours of support and workshops in total
- Taking part in a volunteer role. This can be through one of Uppertunity’s volunteer roles, but if the individual would like to take part in a different volunteering opportunity we will support them in finding, applying and taking part.
- Learning about being an entrepreneur. This is optional and involves helping individuals learn about how to create a mini business out of their creative skill, and take part in a craft fair.
- Learning about mindfulness and yoga, and how to use this in everyday life
- Taking part in a group bonding day at the end of the program
- Individuals will receive 5 hours of one on one support and counselling. This is used throughout the program
- Individuals are invited to attend Uppertunity’s other weekly social groups. The individual will also receive support in finding other activities if they wish
- Continued support after the 12 weeks is complete
- Cooking & Food Hygiene
- Caring for Personal Needs
- Getting Around in the Community
- Safe Socialising
- Socialising Games
- Money Management
- Self-Awareness and Goal Setting
- Living Independently
- Working and Volunteering
- Stress Management
All groups and sessions will take place at Uppertunity's premises: The Circle, 4 – 6 Staffa Place, DD2 3SX. Timetable of workshops are given when individuals sign up.
How much does it cost?
Uppertunity is on the framework agreement for the provision of support services/children and families which covers this cost. Funding is also available through Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF) for individuals aged 16 and 21.
We also have spaces that are funded.
How can I refer someone or join?
Anyone who would like to better themselves can join. The individual has to be 15 years or older, and the program is open to individuals who have a learning, physical or mental health barrier. Please get in touch to receive a referral form and to set up an initial meeting. This meeting lets us get to know the individual and to fully explain the program, and go over the timetable.