SoLO Life Opportunities

Intro

Solihull Life Opportunities (SoLO) is a charitable organisation seeking to add value to the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities, parents and carers, living in Solihull and the surrounding areas, through the provision of high quality leisure and social opportunities, as well as enhanced services such as employment, supported volunteering and meaningful daytime activities.

Who are SoLO Life Opportunities?

Established in 2000, SoLO provides 700 children and adults with learning disabilities to help increase their independence and self-esteem.  They offer arts and crafts activities, cooking lessons, travel training, giving members the opportunity for people to socialise with their peers.  They also provide employment for 3 people with a learning disability, work experience for others and supported volunteering opportunities.

SoLO aims to add value to the lives of people with learning disabilities. They believe that people with learning disabilities often miss out on enjoying many opportunities, activities and experiences that others take for granted, and are working hard to change this.

If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

SoLO would like to purchase a fully interactive whiteboard to aid communication and training. This will enable profoundly disabled members to be actively involved in designing programmes, tailored to their specific needs such as; public transport and safety training, cooking, domestic skills and money management.

The whiteboard will help those who would not otherwise have access digitally enhanced facilities.  In turn, providing additional learning skills to help its members become active members of the community.

Where can people go to find out more about SoLO Life Opportunities?

For more information please contact:

Maria Brown, Development Officer
Email: m.brown@solihullsolo.org
Tel: 0121 647 1060
You can find out more about SoLO Life Opportunities on their website, you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter @Solihull_SoLO.

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