Our Day Services
“Before my son attended Parity it’s fair to say that we were beside ourselves with worry for his future. After the school system, people like my son are left high and dry and it’s very frightening. I was lucky enough to meet a client who attended Parity and then the sun came out and it’s shone ever since.”
With the right support, the students at Parity for Disability’s day services achieve amazing things.
As well as making use of skills gained at school, they build an understanding of their choices and options as adults. They develop relationships and networks, and act as ambassadors.
Students use eye-controlled technology, interactive screens, projection systems and sensory spaces.
Using our fleet of adapted minibuses, they take part in community life and experience the world, shopping, eating out and making trips locally or further afield as far as London and the Coast.
The staffing ratio at Parity allows for essential support, acute care requirements, training, documentation and review meetings. The staff team includes a qualified physiotherapist who advises on safe positioning, postural health, appropriate activities and equipment.
We invest in professional health input unavailable on the NHS. Because most of the students have little or no speech, a qualified speech therapist oversees a specialist communication programme that maintains abilities and enables development. A qualified music therapist works with students to overcome further communication or emotional difficulties.
The day services run Monday to Friday with students choosing to attend anywhere from a half day to a full five days per week. They are based at:
- 92-94 Whetstone Road, Cove, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 9SX
- St Martin’s Church, 231 Upper College Ride, Camberley, Surrey GU15 4HE
- 23 Salisbury Grove, Mytchett, Surrey GU16 6BP
We respect families and carers as experts on a student’s needs and wishes and involve them fully in decisions regarding the student.
Referrals: contact Alison Cooper at Parity for Disability on 01252 375581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the video about our Penny Walk on Parity’s youtube channel.
Learn more about the day service activities here.
Read some of the students’ personal stories here.
How do we know we are doing the right thing? Learn about the PMLD Service Standards and Raising Our Sights here.