Day Opportunities

Leading the way in supporting people with disabilities across the city

Day Opportunities, based at City College Peterborough, is Peterborough’s largest local day support specialist provider and experienced social care provider, supporting young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs to live the fullest life possible.

Accessing the local community via their Centre for Complex Needs and four hubs, Day Opportunities are an experienced social care provider, supporting individuals to develop skills, secure work opportunities and maintain their health and wellbeing.

Our pledge

We pledge to promote individual choice for people using our service. We aim to understand and provide a voice on things that matter to the people we support, helping them to work towards their personal targets and promote their wellbeing.

Our team treat individuals with care, respect and dignity. We will provide a safe environment, with buildings and equipment designed to meet the needs of supported people and help them be part of the community.

Our Employment Team will help people with Learning Disabilities/Autism find and maintain work placements and paid employment and we will provide information in a way that people can understand.

Our offer

City Centre Hub

Our City Centre Hub, based at Brook Street City College Peterborough, is a centre for adults with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs. The Hub supports individuals to participate in meaningful activities both onsite and within the local community.

Safeguarding

The college is committed to promoting the welfare, safety and protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults; learners, supported people and staff. If you have any concerns or worries about your own, or another individual’s welfare or safety, please contact one of our Safeguarding Officers on (01733) 761361.

Kingfisher Centre

The Kingfisher Centre in Bretton is a fully accessible day support centre for people with high complex needs who require support with most aspects of their life. The site has fully-equipped, dedicated activity rooms, fully equipped sensory and UV rooms together with specialist bathrooms and changing facilities for our supported people.

Industrial Hub

Our Industrial Hub based in Hampton, provides training opportunities and work experience for people with learning and physical disabilities. Supported people are encouraged to get involved in a variety of activities and enterprises, including woodwork workshops, garden maintenance, recycling, painting and the bespoke construction of wooden gifts and offerings made to order.

Employability Hub

The Employability Hub, based at 441 Lincoln Road, provides support to help and find work experience, voluntary work or paid work for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Our Job Coaches are there to find ways of identifying training opportunities, job searching, applying for vacancies, interview preparation and travel training.

Prevent

The purpose of Prevent is to stop people becoming involved with violent extremism or support terrorism in all its forms, this includes hate, crime and criminal damage. The prevent team does this by engaging with people who are vulnerable to radicalisation and protecting those who are being targeted by terrorist recruiters, by promoting British Values

Our History

1970s

As part of Cambridgeshire County Council St Peter’s was a large adult training centre in Eye, near Peterborough offering services for People with Learning Disabilities in the Greater Peterborough area. The centre provided factory-style work tasks which included horticulture and woodwork skills for 150 people of mixed abilities and skills with learning disabilities.

The Council also ran the Supported Placement Scheme, employing people with disabilities who then worked in partner organisations. We still support people in their work places that were in this scheme today. In fact Peterborough City Council’s longest serving staff member is part of this scheme.

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010 Onwards

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