Learning Disability Week is a week of national campaigning and awareness raising. Each year the HALO group based at the Hamara centre in Leeds organise activities to celebrate Learning Disability Week. Learning Disability Week allows those who support people with learning disabilities to share their ideas and promote good practice with the aim of improving service delivery at all levels.
This year Learning Disability Week took place on Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th June. Activities on offer included dance and movement, Tai chi, information stalls and Nia. The event finished with a barbeque and
organisations from across Leeds were invited to attend.
It turned out to be a glorious hot and sunny day and approximately 100 people attended on the last day, some from other day organisations across Leeds such as Hillside, The Bridge and John Charles. The guests joined the Halo group and other staff members on the roof top of the Hamara Centre for the Barbeque. Everyone celebrated the event enjoying the delicious food, listening and dancing to the music whilst soaking up the hot sun.
HALO stands for Health Achievement and Learning Opportunities and is a service for adults with learning disabilities and their carers. It was established in June 2010 and provides opportunities to members to make
friends, have fun and learn new skills in a friendly environment. Some of the activities that we currently offer include; I.T, NIA – chair based exercise, Dance, Bollywood sessions, Indoor games, Arts and Crafts, Cooking and Walking. Anyone interested in joining the HALO group or for volunteering opportunities please contact: 0113 2773330