MAKE & Gig Buddies
Aldingbourne Trust are very excited to be developing services in Portsmouth supporting adults with learning disabilities and / or autism to live independently and enjoy a social life.
Make is just one of the Trust’s innovative projects supporting adults with learning disabilities and / or autism to develop skills within a variety of areas to enable people to lead independent lives and gain employment within the community.
We are open Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm
We have a great selection of donated items for sale within our quirky retail area. Grab yourself a bargain and know that every penny spent go towards making a difference to peoples lives.
We always welcome donations ! Please do pop along and drop these off to us and if your able to Gift Aid them then we can claim an extra 25% back of the sales from HMRC.
Our friendly team welcome you and invite you to pop in for a cuppa and slice of our delicious cake or stay a little longer and enjoy a home cooked lunch or our famous pies! We do have a small children’s area for your little ones to play in whilst you relax with your friends.
We run a variety of workshops for all ages to get involved with – from crafts, cake decorating, sewing, quilting, upcycling
Make is also home to…
We believe in working in partnership with the community and have built many local links with a variety of design traders and businesses who sell their product at Make. We are also home to Linda and Sandra – Design, Dress Making and alterations located up in the Gallery!
For more information on Make please contact Sarah Mitas on email@example.com
or call 02392 822026
Gig buddies is a fantastic new project where we match adults with learning disabilities and / or autism to a buddy volunteer who both have similar interests. Our coordinator Jo Morgan supports and facilitates friendships within the community and enables people to have fun, socialise and access many community events together.
Are you looking for a Gig Buddy?
If you are someone who has a learning disability and / or autism and is interested in being matched with a buddy to enable you to access events in the community we would love to hear from you. Our aim is to match you with someone who has similar interests so a natural friendship can form. Whilst you are waiting to be matched you are welcome to join in with the regular group socials that are organised every month.
Volunteer as a Gig Buddy!
You don’t need to have any particular experience to become a Gig Buddy. All we ask is you are able to commit to meeting up with your buddy once a month; be friendly, kind and have a good sense of humour and be committed to supporting adults with learning disabilities and / or autism to live active social lives and make their own choices about how they wish to live.
For more information on Gig Buddies and how to get involved please contact Jo Morgan on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 07841 042 909
Aldingbourne Country Centre
SUMMER (1 Apr – 31 Oct)
10:00 – 17:00
Cafe´/ Farm close 16:30
WINTER (1 Nov – 31 Mar)
10:00 – 16:00
Cafe´/ Farm close 15:30
Please note that on a Wednesday only, the Farm opens at 11am (and opens at 10am every other day).