ECL Colchester - Woodlands Day Centre

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Tel: 03330 135 438

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 16:00

Sat - Sun: Closed

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Hello. We're a forward thinking Day Centre which offers support and day care for adults with autism and / or learning disabilities. We help our customers lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives through our supportive facilities, providing a friendly environment with a focus on safe and independent living.

Activities we offer

Active Support

Active Support

Arts & crafts

Arts & crafts

Baking

Baking

Bingo

Bingo

Board games

Board games

Boccia

Boccia

Bowling

Bowling

Card games

Card games

Cooking

Cooking

Customer forum

Customer forum

Drama

Drama

Gardening

Gardening

Learning & development

Learning & development

Life skills

Life skills

Lunches out

Lunches out

Makaton

Makaton

Music & movement

Music & movement

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii

PAT Dog visits

PAT Dog visits

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Seated exercise

Seated exercise

Sensory relaxation

Sensory relaxation

Shopping

Shopping

Socialisation

Socialisation

Swimming

Swimming

Tech savvy sessions

Tech savvy sessions

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

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Vocational work-based training

About us

ECL Colchester ensures that your support needs are met in a personalised and flexible way so that you can live as independently as possible in your local community. We're here to help you have the choice and control to enjoy living life the way you choose.

Individual programmes are tailored to your individual needs and personal goals. Our Trusted Assessors will help you to develop your own plan and our care team will support you step by step throughout the journey to follow that plan and reach your goal.

Vocational Work-Based Training

Here at ECL Colchester, we offer vocational work-based training within our training enterprises which will help build your knowledge, skills and confidence. Supported by our friendly care team, we'll help you gain valuable work-based experience that will give you opportunity for paid employment in the future.

We have two fully functioning enterprises in and outside the Day Centre. ECL Cafe - Colchester teaches skills within the catering sector, and ECL Creative Design - Colchester supports customers wishing to develop skills within art and design.

Your experience with our work-based training services will start by meeting one of our Trusted Assessors who will support you to set goals for the future.

We'll work with you on this and help develop a programme to get you there. As you work through our programme you'll be gaining new skills and working towards your hopes for the future.

Pricing

Prices will depend on the length of your session(s) and the level of support you need. As an example a full day with one of our services would typically start at around £58. Please note that you will be assessed on the levels of support you need.

Find us

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Recreation Road
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2HJ

Facilities

  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Café
  • Conference room
  • Disabled access
  • Sensory room

Case Studies

Anna

Anna

Anna O’Connor, 27, started work-experience with Mitie last July and after eight weeks, she was offered an apprenticeship in the post room.

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Imogen

Imogen

Since Imogen started work-based training at ECL’s Saffron Walden Wellbeing Hub, her dad Gerard has noticed her confidence has grown, and that she has gained independence in relation to everyday life.

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Kelly

Kelly

When ECL customer Kelly Manners, 44, expressed that it was her life-long ambition to work in an office, the team at ECL Highfields offered her a clerical work experience placement.

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