Spiral is dedicated to giving access and opportunities to adults with learning disabilities; providing our members with inclusive social activities, mentored learning to develop media skills and spaces to encourage creative expression.
The Charity's objects are for the benefits of people with learning disability in Sussex, to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure-time occupation and to enable such persons to participate fully in the community.
The work we do has a massive impact on both the quality of life of our participants, and upon their carers, and families who also benefit from the respite. Having an active social life greatly improves the positive aspects of people's general health and wellbeing and helps reduce ailments and social problems, such as: mental health, depression, isolation, poor diets, obesity, ... Spiral also gains a different insight into people's lives and we can raise safeguarding & welfare issues early on.
Supporting 400+ People a week
We work with over 400 people a week with a broad spectrum of learning and physical difficulties including autism, Asperger's, Down's Syndrome, visual impairments, cerebral palsy, etc... We also work across a broad age range from 16 to 90 plus. Our participants come from both family and residential care homes, & people living independently.
7 Days a week - 52 Weeks a year
Spiral operates 7 days a week, day and night, across Brighton & Hove and surrounding districts. We have regular participants from as far afield as Seaford and Eastbourne to the east, and west across to Worthing.
Mentoring - Inclusion - Empowerment - Leadership
Spiral involves and mentors users to empower them to help lead and develop the broad range of activities, so that there is something to suit everybody's needs. Without these unique services, disabled people in the area would be unable to take part productively in the community, and they would be unable to pursue their hobbies and interests. As a result, many would have little social life, or work training experience.