You are more likely to keep active if you are having fun and have friends to enjoy yourself with.
We all know how important it is to have active interests, to be able to take part in these alongside your friends, always having fun and learning along the way.
We are very proud of the variety of workshops and activities we are providing in our community, at our Art Studio and in our growing Friendship Group.
Please follow the links below to find out what you would like to do.
Friendships are a vital and enriching part of life. They have a huge impact on our mental health and happiness. They provide us with comfort and joy and boost our self-esteem. Having friends prevents loneliness and feelings of isolation.
The Friendship Group provides a safe environment to meet new people, try new things and build your confidence.
Due to Covid-19 our friendship group have continued their support for each other via the Friendship Facebook page. They enjoy daily activities delivered via zoom. Everyone is encouraged to interact with their own comments and videos and members are thriving.
Most members can now: message each other, call each other, voice text or video call each other, and for the most advanced – can host a chatroom.
Our Friendship Group is kindly supported by the Friarsgate Trust, Brighton & Hove City Council’s Learning Disability Development Fund, the Shanly Foundation and Brighton, Hove & District Mencap.
We have also been able to expand the group online thanks to funding from the Government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.
Open Fridays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Grace Eyre’s Art Studio at The Open Market in Brighton is an inclusive space run by people with learning disabilities.
It has an exhibition space that features work made by artists with learning disabilities. All the work is original and individually made.
The Art Studio is also a place where we run work skills courses as well as exhibitions and an art shop.
The project is a unique training space where people with learning disabilities can gain customer service skills through working in a shop open to the public. Our specialist Supported Employment Worker creates a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where people can learn a new skill, build confidence and socialise.
The Open Market is located at Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU – between London Road and The Level. The Art Studio is kindly supported by Brighton and Hove City Council.