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NEWS|STYLE ACRE|INTRODUCING THE SABRE DAY CENTRE IN BANBURY
   Are you getting the most out of your Individual Budget?
supporting people with learning disabilities
 SABRe is a day service for people with mild to moderate learning disabilities and autism.
Based in the centre of Banbury, SABRe supports people on a 1:3 or 1:6 ratio, although its flexible structure means people can receive 1: 6 to develop a work or community opportunity.
SABRe is a dynamic service providing lots of activities, courses, and work opportunities in a friendly and safe place. We help people develop ‘Training for Independence’ skills, like money management, shopping and cooking. We have an on­site second­hand bookshop where people can gain volunteering and work experience.
We also look for work placements with local companies.
We organise outings and get involved in community activities. It is a place where adults of all ages can make friends and gain confidence. We have a person­centred ethos focusing on nurturing individuals’ self­worth and value.
Day service support is usually funded through peoples’ Individual Budgets and we can work with you (or someone you know) to ensure you are getting the most of your budgets.
Did you know that 1 hour of 1:1 support would give you half a day at SABRe? You might have an hour of 1:1 support to go shopping, but at SABRe, we can take you shopping with friends as part of a group, where you will learn about money management and have fun! After your shopping, you will still have time to hang out at SABRe.
For example, Linda (not her real name) is in her 30’s with a mild learning disability. She lives independently with some carer support in her home a couple of times a week to help with shopping and housework. Linda hadn’t considered going to a day service before, but was referred by a care manager to SABRe..
Her experience has changed her life. Within her budget, Linda is able to attend SABRe up to 5 days per week. She joins in some regular activities –
such as a farm club (a local farm provides the opportunity to learn about animal care and farms), arts & crafts sessions and cooking – alongside popping in to socialise and spend time with friends. She does this on a budget of £35 per week. This full, social week is the equivalent of just a few hours of 1:1 support.
People who come to this service come from a wide geographic area in north and west Oxfordshire and south Northamptonshire. If you, or someone you know, are interested in coming along to SABRe, our manager, Hannah Wolstenholme would be pleased to meet you.
 If you would like to learn more please contact Hannah for more information:
Telephone: 01235 512005
Email: hwolstenholme@styleacre.org.uk or pop in for a chat visit us at:
SABRe, 5 Butchers Row, Banbury, OX16 5JH
    Meet Damian. He joined learning disability charity Brandon Trust so he could do something more fulfilling than his previous role as a manager in the commercial sector, and has never looked back. He’s been able to apply his creativity, resilience and ability to bring out the best in people to support individuals with learning disabilities and autism to achieve their goals.
At Brandon, we believe that everyone should be able to live a life of freedom with fewer limitations. If you’re compassionate, respectful, flexible and have a ‘can-do’ approach, you could make a great Support Worker. We provide generous benefits, full training
                                  (including support to gain professional qualifications) and development opp
to help you develop a career where you’re valued.
Support Workers
Oxfordshire – Various locations
Full-time & part-time roles
£15,294 – £17,195 pa pro rata + benefits + full training Casual roles: £7.20 – £8.11 p/h
To find out more about the roles and our regular Recruitment Open Days, or to apply online, visit: www.brandontrust.org/jobs
Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
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