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Do Your Thing Project

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  1. ‘Do Your Thing’ is a new project for adults (18+) with learning disabilities or autism running throughout the Kirklees area.

    There are an estimated 7,500 to 8,300 adults with a learning disability living in Kirklees, of which only 1,500 are known to Kirklees Council adult social care services. This means that at least 6,000 of these people are not accessing formal care services. Add to this the unknown number of people with autism in a similar situation and the figure becomes increasingly significant.

    ‘Do Your Thing’ is a new project to bring together some of the Kirklees 6,000, help them to meet new people, and to think about what they do with their time. The project will help people share all the things they enjoy and feel passionate about and then support them to connect with others who feel the same.

    We want ‘Do Your Thing’ to result in lots of new groups, led by people with a learning disability and/or those who have autism. We think that some groups will be based on people’s shared love of activities like sport, food, music, IT, knitting or animals (the list is endless); some on shared passions like politics or the environment and some on a shared wish to help others. Why people come together is much less important than the fact that they do!


Mark Finch
07525 669 603

Organisation last updated

  1. 25 August 2016

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  1. Community Catalysts is a Social Enterprise and Community Interest Company established by and working in close partnership with the charity Shared Lives Plus. We are a small group of energetic people who believe passionately in the power of people to effect social change. We work hard to harness the talents and imaginations of people in communities and organisations to provide imaginative solutions to complex social issues.

    We want people who need care and support to live their lives to be able to get that help in ways, times and places that suit them – a real choice of attractive and sometimes quirky, local options. Headings like ‘social care’, ‘health care’, ‘community’ and ‘housing’ broadly describe the areas in which we work but labels bring their own limitations. With this in mind, we try hard not to limit our thinking to the conventional and are always willing and able to look for radically imaginative solutions that cross sectors and join up dots in unexpected ways. We nurture what works, challenge what doesn’t and find real workable alternatives.

    We believe in the power of partnership and work closely with community groups, local councils, health trusts, CCGs, policy makers and other voluntary and private sector organisations.

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