A WEAVERHAM mum is on a mission to help young adults with learning difficulties lead an active and independent life.

With more than 15 years’ experience supporting people with learning disabilities and autism, Danielle Ashley is well versed in helping young people deal with the challenges their lives can present and supporting their learning needs.

And now, through her company Danielle Ashley Activities, she’s giving post-16 young adults the chance to make new friends while taking part in a range of activities that cover transformative subjects such as healthy living, life skills and creative crafts.

The 42-year-old, from Owley Road, explained: “My aim is to provide a person-centred approach to supporting young adults with learning disabilities and difficulties.

“I organise lots of activities which are designed specifically around the needs my group members and include their input as much as possible.”

Based at the Sea Scout Hut on Well Lane, Weaverham, Danielle provides age appropriate activities that include regular healthy lifestyle sessions on Wednesdays –- which comprise exercise and healthy eating workshops - plus drama group activities on a Friday.

She also runs craft sessions, plus social and friendship groups which involve activities such residential visits to Centre Parc, cinema and ten pin bowling trips, plus educational and personal safety workshops with organisations such as Cheshire Police.

Danielle added: “We run all sorts of activities whether it’s important life skills such as managing money, learning how to cook, and how to stay safe, or more sociable activities such as residential weekend breaks away or trips to visitor attractions.

“The most important thing for me is that our members get the most benefit out of our service.

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“All of our activities are organised with as much input from our members as possible. It’s all about inclusion and we want them to make new friends while learning how to become independent young adults.”

Although her company is based in Weaverham, Danielle accepts residents from across Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East council area. Sessions can be paid through disability direct payments or self-funding and she is able to offer advice to potential users on which option best suits them.

To find out more search for Danielle Ashley Activities on Facebook or contact her on 07881 375481.