The Shaw Centre

The Shaw Centre is a registered charity and has a day service as well as a drop in.  The day service is called The Shaw Centre day service, the drop in is called Feel Good Friday.

The Shaw Centre day service which was founded approx 30 years ago was until July 2011 known as Landridge House.   The Shaw Centre day service is a small service providing day care for up to 111 Adults with Learning Disabilities (18 – 65yrs) The service was initially set up by a group of parents who were not happy with the service then provided for Adults with Learning Disabilities. It grew from being staffed purely by volunteers relying on donations to what we are today, a service purchased by social services* employing 6 people.

*The project is block purchased by Adult Social Care; this means all people are referred to us by the Community Learning Disability Team.   We are open 5 days a week and are based in the Harpurhey Neighbourhood Centre

The Feel Good Friday group is based in the Harpurhey Neighbourhood Centre upstairs. The day runs from 10- 3pm and cost £10; lunch is a further £2, packed lunches can be brought instead. People do not need to be referred by Social Services to attend this group.

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The Aim and Objectives of The Shaw Centre

To provide user led age appropriate services for people with a learning disability (18plus).
To include the people who come to The Shaw Centre day service and OPAL in the development of the service

How We Achieve the Aims

The Shaw Centre  believes in working in a manner that promotes self-advocacy, freedom of choice etc. This belief is built into our foundation and is the ethos of all our developments.  We ensure wherever possible that choices throughout the day are given (this is dependent on staff availability).  We work in a manner that enables and empowers people to make their own decisions, builds on self-confidence, self-respect, and self-esteem.

To achieve this The Shaw Centre Charity is committed to:

Ensuring that the staff are:

  • Provided with relevant training.
  • Receive regular job supervision and annual appraisals
  • Supported by the Trustees

Ensuring that the Trustees:

  • Work in line with their Legal Framework
  • Have an agreement to work towards the provision of the project
  • Have regular Committee meetings and oversee the running of the project.
  • Support the staff in the work that they do.
  • Be aware of and when possible call in to the day centre and interact with staff and students.