Futures programme

What is it?

The Futures programme was launched in September 2019. It aims to support young adults with learning disabilities who are facing the next steps in adulthood, towards greater independence.

What does it cover?

Our programme is tailored to each individual that we support with a particular focus on:

  • Employability
  • Independent living including accommodation and travel
  • Community resilience and safety
  • Keeping well and healthy
  • Finding friends and hobbies

How does it work?

Each member sets their own goals, a few examples of these include learning to drive, ordering food from a take away and using public transport.

The Futures manager works with the young adult over a period of time to find ways to achieve their goals. We work through team work and peer support which nurtures confidence and community resilience.

Results have included driving assessments, outings on public transport arranged by members of the group, a successful visit to a take away.  We offer weekly ‘drop in sessions’ to help develop friendships, peer support and the opportunity to meet experts in community.

We also have fun as that is always the best way to learn anything!

Some of our recent work includes supporting members find paid employment, pass their driving test, build confidence in taking holidays with friends, as well as raising awareness of important issues such as online scams and staying safe while out and about.

Can I find out more?

Read a testimonial from the parent of one of our Futures members here.
To find out more about our futures programme, please get in touch with Futures Manager Claire Dawson, clairedawson@sunnybanktrust.org.

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Stay Home Stay Safe resources

While our regular clubs and activities are temporarily closed, we would like to invite our members to join our virtual activities online.

We are continually developing new activities for you to enjoy at home, so please check back regularly for updates.

We hope you find something you like!

Activity menu

Activity menu - contact info@sunnybanktrust.org to book a place





To join one of our Zoom activities, email info@sunnybanktrust.org to RSVP.


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Useful information

The Coronavirus pandemic is a very worrying and confusing time for us all. It can be a particularly
difficult time for someone with a learning disability.

We have compiled some useful Easy Read documents and video that might help aid understanding and reduce uncertainty and worry.


If you have any questions, or would like more information on any of our activities, please email us on info@sunnybanktrust.org

Swag Club

The Sunnybank Swag Club is for 16-30 year olds with learning disabilities at Nescot College.