My Day – The Story

THE COMPANY:

My Day Care Services is owned and managed by Lucy Durman. It was created in July 2014 and launched as a new person centred day service offering support to Adults with Learning Disabilities in the Taunton Deane area.

Since September 2014 My Day has had a contract with Somerset County Council and is an approved company on the LD Open Framework. We have local authority, direct and privately funded placements.

Gipsy Lane Hub  

In September 2014 we established our first Hub at the Old School Building – Gipsy Lane, Bishops Hull in Taunton. This is a spacious, light and modern space. We run our regular coffee mornings, discos and craft sales from this venue and recently opened up a crafts workshop at the rear of the premises. We also have a sensory garden and polytunnel on this site and a fantastic, full sized professional catering kitchen. Everyone tends to meet first thing at this base and then goes off to access the various community activities we support each day.

Conquest Centre

In September 2015 we developed a partnership with The Conquest Centre and launched our second hub which is just on the outskirts of Taunton. The purpose of this hub is supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities around nature and embracing outside activities. We currently have small groups accessing this hub 3 days a week, this year we intend to access this venue 5 days per week.

Plans for 2016

My Day has some really exciting plans for our Conquest Hub; we are currently creating a new woodwork room where we plan to continue our upcycling, making bird tables and various wooden planters. A new coffee shop will open this year which will support work placements for the students. An area of land next to the chickens and goats will be our new allotments!

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