Lifelong learning and leisure opportunities for people with a learning disability
ValePlus is an innovative, independent day service provider based in Barry and Llantwit Major. We offer a variety of courses suitable for differing levels of need. Our service users age from 18 to over 60. We are open Monday to Friday throughout the year as well as some Saturday workshops. ValePlus welcomes service users from the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and beyond. Most of our service users join us through a direct referral from Adult or Children Learning Disabilities teams. It is also possible to self fund or use direct payments. We have strong links with local schools, colleges and Careers Wales.Service users choose the sessions that they would like to attend and may select half or full day sessions and also social occasions.Why the community needs us
We currently have nearly 65 people engaged in training programmes throughout the Vale. We use our Café and Charity Shop in Barry to actively place our service users in a work experience programme with the aim to find employment in their local communityOur impact on the community
We actively engage in community initiatives to build the self-confidence of our service users and to reduce the misconceptions which exist in society towards disability
To support in our training sessions, to assist with our fundraising and raising our community profile.