At The Shaw Centre we offer a good cross section of activities both in the centre and out in the community.  Some activities we have to ask for a contribution towards others are free.

The activities are not set in stone and we are open to any new suggestions. An example of some of the things we do are:

Monday – In the morning we have a drumming set with a freelance drummer.

In the afternoon it is a choice session and people can potter around, do some craft, write and sit and chat.

Tuesday – This is a busy day with people doing lots of different things. Sometimes a small group go swimming at Harpurhey Baths, joining friends from different centres for a splashing time. In the afternoon some work on a set craft project whilst others join David taking part in Tai Chi. This is a calming end to the day.

Wednesday – The group join in in a group game, be it a quiz, play your cards right, deal or no deal. In the afternoon Jane, a professional dance teacher comes in and takes everyone through their moves with a high energy zumba session. It gets noisy and everyone who takes part enjoys it.

Thursday – is a busy day, a few of the group go to The Edge Theatre company in Chorlton; they showcase a new performance each year. Others go out shopping for a cup of tea and cake In the afternoon it is games time; pool, wii, board games, surfing the internet, the feel is relaxed and fun. There is also the opportunity to write on the members blog which is published on this website.

Friday – is chill out day. People choose what they want to in the morning, some go out, others go on the computers or just have a chat with their friends.

In the afternoon we have a sing along with Andy whose enthusiasm is catching. Afterwards a DVD is put on, the choice of what to watch is taken in turns; people often bring one in from home. For those not wanting to watch TV, there is pool to play and craft.

In addition to the above weekly activities we also do:

  • Trips to the theatre
  • Meals out
  • Themed meals
  • Visits to the cinema
  • Shopping trips to Manchester.

There is also an opportunity to help with meal prep on daily basis as well as meal planning and food shopping.

Our Facebook page is full of photos of what we get up to, like our page and get a clear picture of life at The Shaw Centre.

Cheers from all the staff