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Skills for People – May Group Dates

Skills for People is a registered charity working with disabled people, their families and people with autism since 1983.

They support people across the North East to have the same chances, choices and rights as everyone else. Inclusion and fairness allow people to live good, healthy and meaningful lives.

Below we have highlighted some of their upcoming groups and activities and dates for the month of May.

To learn more about Skills for People and their important work, visit skillsforpeople.org.uk.

May Group Dates

Skills for People run various different groups for people with a learning disability and autistic people. Most groups are in person, with people able to join via Zoom for others.

If you are interested in any of the following groups, please call  0191 281 8737 or email information@skillsforpeople.org.uk.

GroupDateTimeDescription
Meet and ConnectThursday 4th May1.00 pm to 2.00 pmVisit to the Baltic. Meet at the entrance to the Baltic at 1.00 pm.
End of Day Wind Down on ZoomThursday 4th May4.00 pm to 5.00 pmA chance for you to relax from the comfort of your own home. We will listen to guided relaxations, relaxing music, and do some gentle stretches. 
Women’s ZoneFriday 5th May10.30 am to 12.00 pmWe will be learning about Cervical screening with the Be Cancer Aware team. Come along for a relaxed learning session
Being Well WalkTuesday 9th May10.30 am-12.00 pmJoin us for a social walk exploring Northumberland Park, Tynemouth. For meeting arrangements, speak to Sara or Erin, or email erin.schuler@skillsforpeople.org.uk.
Craft and ChatTuesday 9th May1.30 pm-3.00 pm New Time!Come along and get creative in a friendly group. No need to book, just turn up and enjoy.
Newcastle Advisory GroupWednesday 10th May10.00 am-11.30 amMeet with us to have your say about issues affecting you in Newcastle.
Save the Planet groupWednesday 10th May10.00 am-12.30 pmJoin us to be in nature and learn outdoor and gardening skills. Today we will be waking with Ouseburn Trust to look for a forest school site in the Ouseburn. We meet at Skills for People
Being Well Course (session 3 of 6) At Cruddas Park GP Surgery
Be Active:
Wednesday 10th May1.30 pm-4.00 pmA chance to think about this way to improve your own health and happiness. Make some personal goals with our support. With Becky, Erin and Sara. To book a place, speak to Erin or email erin.schuler@skillsforpeople.org.uk
Rights Round TableThursday 11th May2.00 pm-3.00 pmThe Twisting Ducks will be coming to tell us about what they do. They are a drama and disabilities rights group.
Technology Session – Top Tips to using your devicesThursday 11th May2.30 pm – 4.00 pmCome to this session to learn top tips on using your
phone, laptop or tablet.
End of Day Wind Down on ZoomThursday 11th May4.00 pm-5.00 pmA chance for you to relax from the comfort of your own home. We will listen to guided relaxations, relaxing music, and do some gentle stretches.
Being Well WalkTuesday 16th May10.30 am-12.00 pmJoin us for a walk in Heaton Park.
For meeting arrangements, speak to Sara or Erin, or email erin.schuler@skillsforpeople.org.uk.
Mix It Up: a social and shared interests group.Tuesday 16th May2.30 pm-4.30 pmNew people always welcome!
Visit the Hancock Museum for an interactive ‘Monsters and Mortals Mythical Quest’ with the group. Advanced booking is needed so please contact Becky, Erin or Sara.
Geordie VoicesWednesday 17th May12.30 pm-1.30 pmWe will be talking about Hate Crime. What it is and
what we can do about it
Being Well Course (session 4 of 6) At Cruddas Park GP Surgery
Take Notice:
Wednesday 17th May1.30 pm-4.00 pmA chance to think about this way to improve your own health and happiness. Make some personal goals with our support. With Becky, Erin and Sara. To book a place, speak to Erin or email erin.schuler@skillsforpeople.org.uk
Citizen’s Advice Bureau Energy drop-inThursday 18th May10.30 am-2.30 pmA drop-in session to chat one to one with a
specialist about benefits, energy bills, energy support grants, food bank vouchers and more.
End of Day Wind Down on ZoomThursday 18th May4.00 pm-5.00 pmA chance for you to relax from the comfort of your own home. We will listen to guided relaxations, relaxing music, and do some gentle stretches.
Meet and ConnectThursday 18th May1.00 pm-3.00 pm Longer sessionLearn some first aid and life saving techniques at this workshop with the North East Ambulance Service.
Women’s ZoneFriday 19th May10.30 am-11.30 amMeet up at Tyneside Bar and Café. A chance to catch up face to face. Please bring some money for a drink.
Men of the NorthMonday 22nd May1.00 pm-3.00 pmA safe space for men to chat about men’s issues. New people always welcome.
Craft and ChatTuesday 23rd May1.30 pm-3.00 pm New TimeBring something you are already working on or start up something new. Wool, pens, paper and paint provided.
Being Well WalkTuesday 23rd May10.30 am-12.00 pmJoin us for a social walk at Newburn Riverside. For meeting arrangements, speak to Sara or Erin, or email erin.schuler@skillsforpeople.org.uk.
Save the Planet groupWednesday 24th May10.00 am-12.30 pmJoin us to be in nature and learn outdoor and gardening skills. We will meet at Skills for People.
Technology Drop-InWednesday 24th May10.30 am-12.30 pmGot a phone, tablet, laptop or another piece of tech that you would like some support with? Drop-in to see Emily and Stewart, who can help you out.
Being Well Course (session 5 of 6) At Cruddas Park GP Surgery
Keep Learning:
Wednesday 24th May1.30 pm-4.00 pmA chance to think about this way to improve your own health and happiness. Make some personal goals with our support. With Becky, Erin and Sara. To book a place, speak to Erin or email erin.schuler@skillsforpeople.org.uk
Rights Round TableWednesday 24th May2.00 pm-3.00 pmJoin us to talk about your rights.
Meet and Connect Evening SocialThursday 25th May5.30 pm-8.00 pmWe will be going for a fish and chips at the coast. Meet at Skills for People at 5.30pm to get the bus.
Drop-in lunchSaturday 27th May11.30 am-2.30 pmCall in for a free hot lunch. Chat with others and stay warm.
Being Well WalkTuesday 30th May10.30 am-12.00 pmJoin us for a social walk at Saltwell Park, Gateshead. For meeting arrangements, speak to Sara or Erin, or email erin.schuler@skillsforpeople.org.uk.
Mix It Up: a social and shared interests group.Tuesday 30th May5.30 pm-7.30 pmVisit the Hancock Museum for an interactive ‘Monsters and Mortals Mythical Quest’ with the group. Advanced booking is needed so please contact Becky, Erin or Sara. New people always welcome!
Geordie VoicesWednesday 31st May12.30 pm-1.30 pmWe will be talking about cashless society. What it means to us and what we can do about it.

Find out more by visiting skillsforpeople.org.uk, calling  0191 281 8737 or emailing information@skillsforpeople.org.uk.