Opal Support Hub is our welcoming centre in Tower Hamlet where we provide culturally appropriate day care service for people with Learning, Physical and Sensory disabilities.
The centre is fully equipped with ICT training facilities, state of the art sensory rooms, arts and craft workshops and multipurpose activity rooms.
Our team has expertise in a variety of medical conditions including Learning Disability, Mental Health, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Challenging Behaviour, High Complex needs, Hearing and sight impairment, Down’s Syndrome and Multiple Disabilities.
Our services are tailor-made to meet the changing needs of our clients and we are committed to providing a learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all of our members are respected.
Our carefully curated program is designed to have the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor activities and to support the greater involvement and participation of those who are disabled as well as of their parents, carers or guardians.
IN THE COMMUNITY
We are always researching new ways of supporting the community integration of our service users.
From exploring Tower Hamlets and the neighbouring areas, partnering up with other local organisations for collaborative projects that build on social and creative skills, to art performances at local events, we are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to connect our clients with members of the local community.
SPORTS & FITNESS
SPORT: Football, swimming, bowling, rebound and hydrotherapy
FITNESS: Fitness and gym at Whitechapel Sport Centre with Vallance Community Sports Association
VISITS: to different locations in and around London
GARDENING: sessions in partnership with St. Margaret’s House
SHOPPING: either in local small stores or in malls
PERFORMANCE: Live performances and rehearsals for community events
VISITS: Recreational and educational visits to museum, art galleries, theatres and cinema
IN OUR DAY CENTRE
We have a very rich timetable of activities that take place in our centre, indoors or in our garden
SOCIAL SKILLS CLASSES
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: Horticulture, Green Fingers
DISCUSSION GROUPS: health, women’s issues, personal hygiene
TRAVEL TRAINING: road safety, using public transport
SHOPPING: learning how to shop, check expiry date and pay
MUSIC: Music, dance and drama workshops with a professional music tutor
ARTS: Arts & crafts workshops with a professional artist
SAFETY WORKSHOPS: Health and Safety role play, awareness training
COOKING: English, Asian and continental cuisine
ICT CLASSES: use of modern technologies, internet education
LANGUAGE AND MATH CLASSES: Basic maths and numeracy classes
We have our own transport facilities with escort and drivers for our users.
Some of our more abled users can choose to come to the Centre by walking or using public transport
HOW TO APPLY
Our services are referral based:
# personal referral
# via family or friends
# from Social/ Health Services
# recommended by another voluntary organisation
What our users think about our services
It is my pleasure to come to the centre! Even though I come once a week, I enjoy the atmosphere and especially the delicious food. I have a lot of fun with my friends and the carers are very kind and helpful
BPCA is my favourite place! I like the staff, the IT sessions and the freshly cooked food. My best friends are here
I am happy when I meet my friends here and spend time together. I like the arts& crafts sessions, making jewellery , listening to music and learning how to cook.