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13:25 09 April 2014

Adults with learning disabilities enjoy a dance session at the Tree Top centre

Adults with learning disabilities enjoy a dance session at the Tree Top centre

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Project manager Tracey Lurton talks about her work with people who have learning disabilities.

Tree Tops

Where: Brights Avenue, Rainham

When: Open daily

Project manager: Tracey Lurton

Contact: Email tracey.lurton@googlemail.com or call 07818 406266

“Tree Tops is a day project for adults with learning disabilities which opened in 2010. We provide a stimulating environment where people can participate in different activities and realise their full potential.

“We offer activities such as funky dancing, cooking, hands on money skills and voluntary work and we have a tutor that comes in to teach lessons.

“I am also a regional tutor for Makaton, which is a communication programme using signs, and we are setting up horse-riding sessions to start soon.

“So far, six of our members have passed a gymnastic award in trampolining and eight have passed their dance exams.

“Some of our members live at home with their parents, while others live in residential homes and come to us daily.

“We focus on building up their confidence individually and set targets and goals for everybody. We also set members tasks.

“For example, we have a rabbit and they all get given different roles, such as having to buy the food and bits and pieces.

“If anyone is interested and aged 19 or over, please get in touch. Tree Tops is a really fun place.”

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