Drym Valley Centre is a unique rural activity resource. Set in an exceptionally beautiful and secluded part of West Cornwall. The centre provides the opportunity for adults with additional needs to enjoy a lively and beneficial rural experience. It is a small, caring centre run by an experienced and dedicated team who offer top level supervision and care.
Drym Valley Centre specialises in day care provision for adults from 18 years upwards. The Centre has met standards as set out in the Accreditation of Provider Agencies. There is an emphasis on clients learning new skills by giving them the opportunity to be involved in the production, marketing and selling of produce made at the centre.
We are able to carry out regular client reviews and assessments working in partnership with other agencies. All activities are carefully adapted to fit the requirements of the individual. The assessment will be a collaborative process based on the clients needs, the referrers information and the teams expectations.
The service is run for people who are 18 or over and have any of the following disabilities/needs:
- Severe and enduring mental health problems
- Mild to moderate learning disabilities
- Moderate physical disabilities
- Early Stage Dementia
This service runs for 50 weeks a year and transport can be arranged. We have a variety of activities on offer with an emphasis on environmental enhancement, recycling, sustainability and conservation. The 25 acre grassland valley also provides a variety of habitats and is a focus for ongoing projects. The support workers will facilitate groups and supervise individuals where needed.
- Animal care
- Conservation and land management
- Cornwall College courses
- Creative workshops
Social activities include barbecues, seasonal parties, team games, valley walks, art projects, music and drama workshops.
- To promote independence and increase confidence through individual achievement
- To improve clients social skills
- To provide meaningful activities to encourage clients in decision making, planning and implementation of projects leading to satisfaction and fulfillment
Our purpose is to provide a stimulating and enjoyable environment, by promoting individuality and creativity in safe and friendly surroundings encouraging clients to fulfill their potential.
Drym Valley Centre provides professional support from experienced and caring staff. Team leader Lynn Roberts (RMN, BSc Hons, Nursing) has extensive experience in both in patient and community settings in Cornwall.
Six experienced support workers (trained to LDAF levels 2 and 3) are also on hand to facilitate and enable clients to get the most out of their Drym Valley experience.