Journey Enterprises supports people with a learning disability. We work with people with conditions such as Down's Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, Williams Syndrome, Prader Willi, Fragile X and Sotos. Our Clients are aged from 18 - 70+.

We offer training in life and work skills to enable local people with learning disabilities to lead happy, healthy and inclusive lives. Whether you are living at home with family, independently or in supported living, we can design a programme for you.

Our services are provided in a COVID secure environment. All Clients and Staff are in Journey Hububs (Hub bubbles) with tight COVID safe controls on site, on our transport and in out outreach programme.

How we work: Clients work in small friendship groups with our Life Skills Coaches at our day centres (Hubs) and in their own community.

Our busy activities programme includes:

arts and crafts baking and cookery community service day trips DIY and woodwork film and photography gardening IT job coaching performing arts science and nature shopping & local services social events sports and exercise travel training walking and outdoors Employability and Enterprise

Training for work is a very popular Client choice. We work with a wide range of local employers, job centres and voluntary sector organisations to help Clients find work to match their skills and interests. During 2018-2019 63% of Clients taking part in work training programmes successfully moved in to paid part-time work or volunteering.

Starting their training in our own social enterprises Clients are able to train and provide a service to the public. Our social enterprises include community kitchens, cafes and Kiosks, horticulture, woodwork, upcycling and our new Etsy shop (arts and crafts).

J2U: Outreach Programme

As part of our COVID secure service Journey is now providing an outreach service.

Our outreach service includes:

1:1 mentoring activities packs exercise libraries welfare calls Zoom sessions activities online secure Client Chat Room Where we work:

We support anyone living in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Darlington and Durham who has a learning disability.

Journey's Hubs are:

Hexham (Acomb) Bishop Auckland (Coundon) Newcastle (Kenton)