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Community Sparks

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Our Project

Our Community Sparks Project is an inclusive group that has been running in York at Door 84 since 2011, providing an opportunity for adults with support needs to take part in creative and social activities. 

We meet twice weekly in an accessible space offering positive opportunities to learn and develop new skills, exploring each individual’s creative ambitions, make friends and help people grow socially. 

Up to 85% of disabled adults aged 18-34 feel lonely (Scope). 

By providing regular social opportunities for people at risk of loneliness, we support their wellbeing and happiness, instrumental in preserving good mental health. 

Being part of Community Sparks has allowed me to get out of the black hole of depression I was in, I feel less lonely and know people care about me. 

Jane

Session Information


Covid 19 – Update. We are unfortunately unable to provide our normal group sessions.

The safety of staff and group members is important to us so we may have to wait a little longer before we can all be reunited over a cuppa and biscuit safely.

Don't worry though we are still offering alternative options for you to keep in touch and stay engaged with Community Sparks.

So if you are a group member, support/care worker, service manager and would like to know more about the options we have available please call 01904 623177 the office or email us.

Tuesday

Creative & Social Tuesdays

10:15 am - 12:15 pm
£4

Activities include card making, textiles, baking, clay sculpture, bingo, karaoke, games, seasonal parties and trips. 

Thursday

Disco Thursdays

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
£3.50

Do you enjoy dancing to your favourite songs? Our inclusive disco plays music from all genres. Feel free to express yourself and have fun. Dance with your friends and socialise in our cafe afterwards. 

All sessions includes refreshments for Attendee & Carer

No on-site parking

Blue badge holders may park free on adjacent streets.

Accessible Toilets
Local Bus Routes

Number 1, 5, 5A, 6

Activity Timetable

28 September

Trip

Tuesday Pre-book only details given in session

30 September

Dancercise, Craft, Games

Thursday 10.30am - 12.30pm Session Pre-book only

5 October

Sock Animals, Bingo, Quiz

Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30pm Session Pre-book only

7 October

Pizza Party, Bingo, Craft

Thursday 10.30am - 12.30pm Pre-book session only

12 October

Pizza Party, Autumn Banner Craft

Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm Pre-book session only

14 October

Games Galore

Thursday 10.30am - 12.30pm Pre-book session only

19 October

Halloween Craft, Dance and Songs

Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm Pre-book session only

21 October

Halloween Quiz, Dance and Songs

Thursday 10.30am - 12.30pm Pre-book session only

26 October

Halloween Party, Fancy Dress Costume, Music and Food

Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm Pre-book session only

28 October

Halloween Party, Fancy Dress Costume, Music and Food

Thursday 10.30am - 12.30pm Pre-book session only

Covid 19 – Update. The safety of our staff and young people is important to us.

We are unfortunately unable to provide our normal youth sessions at this time, however we do have alternative options. Please see latest news updates or contact us to find out what’s available.

Project Aims


The vulnerable adults, carers and supported volunteers who attend Community Sparks sessions will:

Feel less socially isolated and lonely

Feel more confident, empowered and able to engage in peer support

Develop new skills through trying new activities

Have more choice and control over decisions that affect them

Enjoy higher self-esteem, and improved wellbeing

Support us


We have seen how this project encourages an active, engaged and strong community of individuals who support each other.

It is our ambition for the project to continue and develop on an ongoing basis but to do this we need help.

Fundraise or Volunteer for us.

Get Involved

Find out more

Contact us at communitysparks@door84.org.uk or call the office on 01904 623177 or visit our FAQs page.

FAQs
COVID-19
To keep our service users and staff safe, we have adapted our normal youth and community session provision. Please see our latest news for updates or contact us to find out more.
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