JTC’s Life Skills Drama Groups

About 

JTC’s Life Skills Groups are for young people and adults with learning difficulties / disabilities. The groups meet weekly during term times and participants join in drama based activities which are designed to be fun, increase confidence, and enhance life skills which can lead to greater independence. There is also the opportunity to join in short performances and gain awards. Group facilitators have many years’ experience of running drama groups for those with learning difficulties and everyone is assured of a warm welcome.

Current Groups:

Macclesfield (Wednesday) 

Venue: Mayfield Centre, SK11 7TG
Details: 11-12 noon
Cost: £2

This group will be dedicated to those at a beginner – intermediate level. Members of this group will typically require individual support and guidance in order to take part. Factsheet-Macc Wed


Crewe (TBC)

Venue: Previously at Sir William Stanier School, Coronation St, CW1 4EB

This group was for young people aged between 10-18 years. We are working to get the group back up and running in the near future.

 


Congleton (Friday)

Venue: Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall St, CW12 1DT
Details: 1.30-3pm
Cost: £3.50

This group is for those aged between 18 to 30 years. No previous experience is necessary and carers or support staff are welcome to stay and support participants if required.


Ellesmere Port (Friday)

Venue: The Coronation Centre, Coronation Road, CH65 9AB
Details: 11-12 noon
Cost: £3.50

This group is run at the Centre for Day Service users only. Available since January 2015 thanks to Vivo Cares.

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Group History

Many thanks to the Cheshire East Council Innovation Fund, Cheshire Community Foundation and the Macclesfield Lifestyles Group for their initial funding/support of these groups back in September 2014.

Past Projects

  • At the Macclesfield Leisure Centre from Sep 2014-Feb 2017 Many thanks to all of the staff and participants at the centre.
  • Acting on Issues for Health saw the groups campaigning for community change (2015)
  • Me & You! relationship awareness project (2015)
  • Looking Forward Aspirations Project (2014)

Testimonials

Youth and Adult Drama Groups
Projects / Workshops
Professional Actors
Research