Recite Me

There is an exciting new weekend opportunity at Independent Lives at The Rising Sun Farm.  

Due to the success of the centre since opening earlier this year, there has been many queries about the centre being open on a weekend to give users the opportunity to socialise and enjoy the activities and surroundings offered. Therefore, as of Saturday 4th January 2014 Independent Lives will offer a service on a Saturday and a Sunday between 10.00am and 3.00pm. 

The weekend service will give users the opportunity to work with animals, enjoy cookery, arts & crafts and regular social outings such as bowling, cinema, lunch and much more, we feel this will enable users to enjoy social activities with their friends in a group environment.

It will be a personal centred schedule and anyone accessing the service will have a choice of the activities or outings they wish to participate in.

All groups will be supported by excellent support staff and transport to and from the centre can be provided if required.

If anyone wishes to bring their own support staff they are more than welcome.

As the opportunity is open to all and not just those currently accessing the service, the interest is very high. This is not a drop in service and places do need to be booked in advance. 

Places are available for as many or as little days as you require.

The service is chargeable and includes transport (if required) and covers all costs of outings etc.

If you would like to book a place or require any further information please contact Susan Quintano at Independent Lives (NE) on 0191 234 0539 or 07762892896. There is also more information on the website at