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Skills for Life Introduction

The Grange offers skills training and sports and leisure activities – from horticulture to creative arts, catering to mini businesses. We also offer work experience. Click here to read more or apply..

Social Life

Everyone loves getting out and about at The Grange. Social events range from cinema to rock concerts and church to charity events.

Health and Fitness

Healthy and fitness is a major theme running through everything we do at The Grange. We all find it challenging to eat well and get enough exercise so we make sure people with a learning disability get some extra support in this area.


Catering is one of our most popular skills training courses. There’s so much on offer – from simple cooking-for-one right through to catering for events and helping run our cafes. (Click heading for more…)


The Grange is a Makaton Centre of Excellence using signing and MyChoice tablets and we can also support you if you use the PECS system. (Click heading for more…)

Work experience

Work experience can really boost a person’s confidence. We help you move from sheltered work experience in our own projects through to a placement with a local employer. (Click heading for more…)

Mini enterprises

Learn to take orders from customers, manage money and promote your business as well as working in a team and using your IT knowledge. (Click heading for more…)

Creative arts

Our Creative Arts team are good at helping you find things you”ll enjoy doing – from feeling to filming, printing to painting. We sell much of what we make in our shop Grange@No5. (Click heading for more…)


Bird boxes, robin boxes, insect hotels and restored garden furniture – we make all these in The Grange woodwork department. (Click heading for more…)


Horticulture is ideal for people with learning disabilities. Everyone can enjoy it no matter what their ability. We sell our plants and produce in the Walled Garden shop. (Click heading for more…)


The Courtyard Cafe, Simply Scones on a Tuesday and Cuppa & Cake on Friday’s give people a chance to get first-hand work experience in a safe environment.

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