Guiding Adults with Learning Disabilities Through Development, Enablement and Enrichment

The Lighthouse aims to help adults with learning disabilities discover and achieve their dreams while having fun and enjoying their community. We will help each member of our growing family to embrace and develop their own natural abilities as well as exploring new and exciting possibilities throughout Gloucestershire and beyond.

The Lighthouse is a completely new style of day service!

Our purpose is to combine self-directed learning with enablement, social development and fun-filled enrichment through creative use of a wide range of both in-house and community activities. We provide a guide to help each of our users live the most enhanced, fulfilling and independent lives they can.

At The Lighthouse, you can expect:

  • Half day or full day sessions (Contact us for pricing)
    • A fun, friendly, family atmosphere where you can develop new and existing skills through gentle encouragement and guidance from our experienced staff
    • A personalised and goal oriented partnership with patient and experienced support workers
    • Help to develop at your own pace, according to your own personal learning style, in the areas most important to you 
    • Guidance to achieve in a way which promotes confidence and pride
    • Active participation in the planning of the service through one-to-one time, group discussions and more formal member meetings
    • 'One-to-One' time with staff to discuss progress, develop new goals and raise any concerns/issues

    We are based within Kingfisher Treasure Seekers, 46 Westgate Street Gloucester, GL1 2NF (inside the Gift Shop). We have a range of rooms to suit any activity and will be making good use of each of them throughout the week!

    Our activity timetable is very loosely scheduled and will largely depend on what the group chooses to do. 

    Generally, our timetable is:

                    Monday AM - Bingo                              Monday PM - Snooker / Lifeskills

           Tuesday AM - Lifeskills / games / Science         Tuesday PM - Shopping / Lifeskills / Bikes

     Wednesday AM - Lifeskills / nature walk             Wednesday PM - Film / Lifeskills

        Thursday AM - Lifeskills / games                     Thursday PM - Bikes / Lifeskills

        Friday AM - Art / games / Shopping            Friday PM - Park / Football / Lifeskills

    We will be constantly adding to this timetable as we grow so if there are any local activities which you know of that could be relevant, we would love to hear from you!

    During your time with us, we will occasionally attend activities which sit outside our regular timetable. Some example of these include:

      • The Cavern
      • Take and Make Treasure Seekers Hub
      • Huntley Allotment
      • Butterfly Garden
      • Bowling
      • National Trust Visits
      • Skittles
      • Lunch Out
      • Educational Trips (museums, science centres, zoos etc)

    Useful Contacts:

    Kingfisher Treasure Seekers: Main Office: 01452 307201 // [email protected]

    The Lighthouse Manager: Pam Evans 07462939715  // [email protected]

    Transport:

    Community Connexions: 0345 680 5029 // [email protected]k // www.communityconnexions.org.uk // Fares on application

    There are a range of community transport options around Gloucestershire.

    Please see the link below for details:

    GCC Community Transport Providers List