See the rest of the pictures of Steven
and Jareds great day out to London and Stevens award on Facebook
50 for Free 2018
Applications now open. Closing date Midnight Sunday 3 December 2017
We are delighted to announce that Landmark’s 50 for Free scheme is to continue for a fifth year. 50 for Free
offers fifty short breaks between 12 to 19 March 2018 in selected Landmarks absolutely free to charities and
non-profit organisations. By now, hundreds of people have benefited from a 50 for Free stay.
50 for Free brings the restorative benefits of a stay in a Landmark to those who need them most, but could not
necessarily afford to book. Thefeedbackfrom
benefiting groups and individuals in past years proves the worth of such breaks, providing enjoyment,
respite and inspiration.
The restorative power of a break away from daily routine can be life-affirming, a chance to reconnect with each
other away from daily routine. Previous 50 for Free beneficiaries have enjoyed many different activities during
their stays: walking, playing games, canal boat trips, fossil hunting, star-gazing – and simply taking time to
talk, reflect, comfort others and self-heal. A Landmark stay can help in so many different ways.
If you are an individual, please help us spread the word about this wonderful scheme by forwarding this link to
any charity, educational group or not-for-profit organisation whose members you feel could benefit from a break
Meal raised around £300 - fantastic effort by all the
young people. Well done.
Interesting Info from Torbay Hospital
The new Hospital Main Entrance on Level 4 is due to open later this week.
It has accessible toilets plus a Changing Places Toilet. A spare RADAR key for this is available at reception if
Carers forget theirs, but if they require a sling for the hoist, they need to bring their own (As slings are
individually assessed, spares will not be available)
There will be a Carers and Disability Advice Point to the rear right
of reception which will initially be staffed 9-5 Monday to Friday, so feel free to ask any
A massive Thank You goes out from Everyone at Phab Torquay to all
those at Furroughs Cross Pre School who donated a cheque to us. They did a lot of waddling to raise it I
believe! Thank you to Jan (Carls mum) for suggesting us.
Check out this awesome picture by
Do you recognise Mark in the middle and I am
guessing the one with the ball in his face is Charlie!!
If you want to read some truly inspiring personal stories
and insightful, practical articles relating to disability and getting older you’re in the right
place. We’ve scoured the internet to find the 100 best blogs for disabled people and
Well Done to the following who passed
their First Aid Level 2 qualification:
I am delighted to announce that Anita Dobson has been appointed to succeed the late Ed Stewart as President of
Following her appointment Anita said “I am very proud and
delighted to become President of Phab and look forward to the future with great hope and optimism.”
I know Anita will support Phab with great passion and bring her very special empathy
to the role. We look forward to working with her as we approach our Diamond Jubilee year in 2017.
Waitrose made the Phab Club one of their chosen charities for the month of October. As a
result they were able to raise £242 for us, so a HUGE thank you to everyone concerned.
We hope you
are enjoying Learning Disability Week. We have another reason to celebrate this week because it marks
50 years of The Gateway Federation.
Gateway Clubs up and down
the country support over 20,000 people with a learning disability to access leisure activities and make
friends every week.50 years ago these
clubs were often hidden from the local community - some were even run in hospitals. For many people
they were the only activity open to them. Today these clubs still offer vital opportunities for people
with a learning disability but they are visible, member led and provide a variety of activities for
people to socialise and make great friendships.
To celebrate this
fantastic journey, Gateway Clubs are hosting jubilee parties all of this week. And to thank them for
their great work we’re joining in the party with thisfun video!
Please share the video
with your family and friends using #LDWeek16 and #gatewayjubilee
Thanks for making it
A huge THANK YOU goes out to Mencap who have given us a massive funding
cheque of several thousand pounds which will enable the club to go forward to give our members some memorable
experiences for some time to come.
All nights we have arts and craft - sport - computer games – quiet
room - Various activities to be added -
Here are the results of the girls cooking night -
Junes Cream Tea 2013
Phab Club Torquay members would like to say a HUGE
Thank you to Dave at the Woks Cook-In Chinese Takeaway in
Barton who have very kindly donated £100 to the club. Thank you so much.
A Large Thank You to the Staff and Customers of Sainsburys Torquay. We recently did a Bag
Pack exercise and we made a whopping £450 to go towards Phab Club funds -
The young people also have their own
committee which is chaired by Steven ably assisited by Matt and Paul. Together they do a fantastic job of
helping the club and the committee to keep the club moving forward.
is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion
within the wider community. We cater for kids, teens and young adults between the ages of 8 and 25 years
celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2007, having been established in 1957.