We provide a service which stems from more than 25 years personal experience and expertise in working with adults and young people with learning disabilities. Our wide ranging involvement have given us extensive experiences with people with a considerable variety of needs, from profound and complex learning needs to moderate learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health difficulties.
Experience and training has been gained in varying professional roles in the Social Care sector, the voluntary and charitable sectors and most recently in Further Education. Continued training will be taken by all staff, as and when appropriate. All staff have current CRB checks and these will be updated when necessary.
Lorna Robinson - Head Of Service
After 10 years of residential care work at MENCAP I moved into Further Education, supporting young people over the age of 16 and adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. My professional development included achieving the Certificate of Education, becoming a qualified teacher & later team leader. I undertook a wide range of training during my time at Trafford College including Safeguarding & ASD development. Continued development of teaching strategies & delivery of life & work curriculum has supported me to continue using skills to assist my current client group in their own personal growth towards independence.
Julie Brownhill - Support Staff
After several years working as a PA with a young man with learning disabilities, I undertook a role as a classroom support worker at Trafford College. Here I helped people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour to achieve their full potential in the classroom, and gain independence in the public areas of the college or out in the community. The experience gained whilst at the college has helped me to continue supporting clients at The Pavilion Project by strengthening established skills or gaining new ones. I also work in a pharmacy where I spend time assisting customers and helping dispense medication.
Katie Robinson - Support Staff
After gaining a degree in English literature at Chester University I spent several months travelling the world meeting new people from many different cultures and religions. I have recently completed modules towards becoming a qualified teacher. With my mother working for MENCAP as a child, I grew up spending time with people with learning and physical disabilities and now find that this is an area where I may like to become more involved. At The Pavilion Project I have delivered sessions where literacy and numeracy have been embedded within practical activities. This ensures that clients have the opportunity to develop basic skills, including handling money, shopping, weighing ingredients and following simple recipes, which promote independence.
At The Pavilion Project, we are proud to welcome volunteers to help us with our work. By introducing volunteer workers to our group, we give the clients a better opportunity to meet and work alongside a wide variety of people, which helps to encourage and develop interaction and social skills. They are also given the chance to gain a better understanding and see the benefits of volunteer work and what this may entail. In return, the volunteers gain from us a unique experience of fulfilling and rewarding work. We are always happy to take on new volunteers who can support us at The Pavilion Project, so please send your enquiries via the contacts page.