Leslie Park has been running since August 2005 and was set up to support younger
aged adults (18-35 years) with learning disabilities in accessing leisure activities
in the community. There are currently 27 attending Leslie Park, on between one and
four days per week, and we can support up to 12 people each day.
Our members take part in specific scheduled activities which they have chosen, and
there is also an element of free time spent either on-site developing computer and
office skills, playing games, karaoke, etc, or going on local outings to the shops,
pub or park.
Scheduled activities include dance classes, gardening, bowling, art & craft, music
lessons, keep fit, tennis lessons, drama and cookery. Many of these are led by qualified
tutors in addition to the regular support staff, or are community based activities
working in partnership with local schools, other day service providers and the London
Borough of Croydon.
We also focus on everyday living skills where a need is identified. For example,
we ran a dental hygiene programme, and have also worked in partnership with the Metropolitan
Police in designing a Personal Safety programme looking at issues of travel and “stranger
To attend Leslie Park, people need to be referred through their Care Manager, but
if you would like further information about the centre, phone Alice Evans our Co-ordinator
– 020 8662 9201.